Do I need a family law attorney?
This is an easy and difficult question to answer. To use an example, consider this: for most people when their plumbing breaks they would likely call a plumber, because the plumber has specialized training necessary to repair whatever plumbing issues there are. This of course, is the same for car repairs, electricians, etc. Legal issues can present with a very wide range of complexities. However, the most important thing to understand is that there are many rules and procedures that govern the process and activities of presenting and disposing of a legal matter with the court system. Not having an understanding of the procedures, applicable laws and rules, can be devastating when faced without the expertise of an attorney.
What is a retainer for family law services and what is it for?
For purposes of our law practice a retainer is an initial payment made by a client to the firm so that we can begin services. Most of the cases that the Bunger Law Firm represent clients with are fee based cases. These case are billed out on an hourly basis rather than a flat fee. The initial retainer is placed in a trust account commonly referred to as an IOLTA account. Only after work has been done on the case is the client’s funds that are held in the IOLTA available to the firm. If the case is completed and there are still funds in the IOLTA, the funds will be returned to the client