Rhode Island Family Law Clients and Attorneys - Important Notice
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Rhode Island Divorce Attorneys - What are you paying for?

When hiring a Rhode Island Divorce Attorney, or even when shopping around for one, you want to know what you are paying for.  The best way to do this is to compare the "Fee Agreement", "Retainer Agreement" and/or "Engagement Letter" provided by each attorney.

Things you want to be sure of.

1.  If you wanted to hire a specific attorney make sure the attorney cannot delegate his duties to another attorney.

2.  Be aware of the billing increment.  Some attorneys bill in 10 minute increments, others in 15 minute increments, a good standard to look for is 6 minute increments.  This means that if your agree to a 6 minute billing increment then the smallest increment of time you may be billed for is 6 minutes.

3.  What costs have you agreed to pay for in your agreement with the attorney?  Have you agreed to pay postage costs, mileage, research fees, parking, long distance telephone costs, constable fees.

Authored by:

Christopher A. Pearsall, Esquire
571 Pontiac Avenue
Cranston, RI  02910
Phone:  (401) 354-2369

NOTE:  The postings on this website are NOT legal advice, DO NOT create an attorney/client relationship and are NOT a substitute for a detailed consultation with an attorney experienced in the state where you have your legal issue.  This site is presented for the convenience of the internet public.

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