I am willing to do uncontested family law cases if everyone agrees and there is no need to go to court and litigate:
Below are my basic flat-rate costs for 2015:
If your case is more complex, I reserve the right to quote you a higher rate at the time we meet and enter into a Legal Services Agreement.
(Generally filing fees in Harris County are around $300)
Adult Name Change $2,500 plus all court costs & filing fee costs
Divorce - no kids - $2,500 plus all court costs & filing fees
Divorce - with children - no QDRO or unusual visitation orders - $3,500 plus all court costs and filing fees
Customized visitation arrangements - $5,000 plus all court costs and filing fees
Divorce with children & a QDRO prepared by a QDRO company
(this still involves me doing more work on the case) - add an additional $1,000 to above fees
Emancipation of a Minor Child - $2,500 plus all court costs and filing fees (approx. another $500) - and both parents (or legal custodians) must agree to sign all necessary paperwork. Plus, the judge may appoint an attorney to represent the person wanting to be emancipated & you will have to pay their fees too (usually at least another $1,500 or more). Anticipate spending around $5,000.
Modify Custody or Child Support - $2,500 plus all court costs and filing fees.
Add another conservator to the court order - $3,500 plus all court costs and filing fees.
If you think my prices are too high, call attorney Rose Cardenas at 832-419-4110. She often flat-rates cases cheaper than me. However, I'm easier to get ahold of by phone than Rose is. Rose is a great attorney --but she is often in court and is often difficult to reach. She does a lot of court appointed amicus work and is often not available to answer her phone. Please don't call me if you hire her & you cannot reach her - I'm NOT her personal secretarial service.