"Affordable attorney" -- for divorce, custody, restraining orders, paternity and division of property-- is probably something that most people believe, doesn't really exist.
In a way, that could be correct, as most attorneys charge quite a bit when the hourly rate is considered.
Many attorneys do charge for consultations, but some do not. Most attorneys with many years of experience do charge for consults. The real question is, how many clients can really afford an attorney without going broke? It is this attorney's experience that many clients will expend as much as possible and then find they are broke and haven't achieved the result they wanted.
Further, attorney herein, with about thirty years experience, has found that in nearly all cases where an opposing attorney represents the other side, this attorney's [the attorney who wrote this post] client's fees, are about 40-50% less than the opposing side, if not higher. Thus the opposing side's fees could be $8,000, but my client's fees would be about 45% less.
There are almost NO attorneys that do not charge by the hour. Thus in order to charge a client less,
the attorney must either charge less per hour, or not charge the client for work done.
If a client has paid less for legal work, BUT END UP GETTING THE RESULT YOU WANTED-- then you have gained not only monetary savings, but have experienced what is like to have an attorney that actually cares about the client!!
Most attorneys are in this field for the money, and not necessarily to produce a result; that is the opinion of attorney herein based upon years of watching the billing of other attorneys.
If you want actual, true value, and want to get more than you pay for,
then I could possibly be a good match for your case.
I do not play games, and call them as I see them; I am usually correct.
This may result, at times, in other people or even attorneys, becoming irate under pressure.
This is nothing new to attorney herein....
in fact, one attorney (in court hearing)
actually had the nerve to claim out loud-- that attorney herein
'did not know family law' -- which is very untrue--
whereupon Judge then decided to award my client
spousal support for 1/2 of the length of the marriage?
We didn't expect to obtain any spousal support, as the ex had filed a DV TRO against my client, which ex's attorney just kept pushing forward (for a year, mind you) and never set a trial date.... BUT this then caused ex's attorney to run back to his office and send attorney herein a nasty email claiming they were going to stop making 1/2 of the house payment, and evict my client? Which all went against the agreement that the other attorney himself actually devised?????Hello??!!~!
In several cases (not in Butte county), attorney herein was simply talking about the opposing party when she suddenly bolted out of her chair (she was apparently losing the case) and ran out of the courtroom! Surprisingly, that female later became a patent attorney [which is very difficult/technical, but not really an emotionally involved job!]
Call (530) 497-0777 to see if I am right!!! As a dedicated litigator, I do not lose very often. Get results now!