Hi, I’m Lori Barkus, a family law attorney. And my Colorado and Florida-based law firm helps women have a successful divorce. Today, I’d like to talk to you about an aspect of our practice, our fees. If you’ve ever asked the question, how much does a divorce cost? If you ask that question to a lawyer, they will tell you it depends. Unfortunately, many divorce lawyers will tell you they can’t tell you how much a divorce will cost because it depends on how much time they have to spend, how much fighting there is, and different things they claim are out of their control.
Well, here’s how we’re different. We will tell you how much your divorce will cost, either for an entire matter before handling a project for you or specific stages of your case. And here’s what that gives you. You don’t have to worry whenever you have a question; you will get billed because you picked up the phone or sent an email. Your prices are fixed for your particular scope of work, and you still get value from us. We are with you every step of the way. That is what we do; that is what we believe in. When you’re our client, we are in the boat with you. We are in this process with you until we find a resolution.
So, you have an option. You can go the traditional way, where an attorney says, “I need a retainer of $5,000, $10,000.” And when that’s up, which might be a couple of weeks or a month, you’re asked for another one, and another one, until you’re either out of money or your case is done. If you think that that’s impossible, start asking around, I guarantee many people you know have been in that situation. We don’t want you to be there. Divorce is stressful enough. You have enough on your plate; there’s enough that you’re worried about. We want to avoid having this extra added burden. So, we give you certainty.
And the last thing I want to share is this isn’t discount pricing; this isn’t the $999 divorce or anything like that. It is value. And it’s valued, experienced, and yes, we do charge for that, but you know where you stand with your prices, just as you know where you stand with everything else with us. So, if you have any questions, please reach out to us. Our website is barkuslaw.com. Thank you.