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See Our Retainer Agreement Below.
Here is our Retainer Agreement for your review and acceptance before you agree to retain our law firm:
Law Offices of Donald E. Glass
Limited Scope Family Law Legal Services Agreement
Flat Fee / Unbundled / Uncontested True Default Divorce/Legal Separation / Legal Service for Self-Represented Clients
I. Parties to Agreement
This Limited Scope Family Law Legal Services Agreement (“Agreement”) is entered into
between (Your Full Legal Name) ____________________________________(“Client”),
and THE LAW OFFICES OF DONALD E. GLASS (“Firm”).
II. WHEN AGREEMENT TAKES EFFECT
This Legal Services Agreement does not take effect, and Firm has no obligation whatsoever to provide legal document services to Client, until Client acknowledges their acceptance to the terms of the Retainer Agreement which shall be evidenced by the Client’s payment of the initial $95.00. Client hereby acknowldeges that the $95.00 payment is a NON-REFUNDABLE fee once accepted by Firm and firm’s acceptance of Client’s shall be evidenced by Firm’s creation of Client’s online divorce interview with a secure login which shall expire and automatically cancel/terminate after 360 days.
III. SERVICE(S) TO BE PROVIDED:
Divorce Document Preparation for Your Uncontested True Default Divorce/Legal Separation Case
Our Firm’s flat fee for legal services are detailed below: All costs, including, All Court filing costs, currier costs & All Process Server costs are not included as detailed in paragraph VII below.
$980.00 is total for all three steps as a package and as detailed below and payable at $295 for each of three steps and includes the following:
Phone Consultation with Attorney to discuss your Rights;
Attorney prepares your uncontested true default divorce or separation documents;
Petition divorce or separation documents to start your case.
Phone Consultation with Attorney to Review documents;
You Sign all Documents online with cloud technology;
Attorney prints and arranges divorce or separation petition documents for filing;
Attorney arranges Service of Process for divorce or separation petition documents.
All revisions made to the online interview are FREE. But after any one of the initial Batch 1 Petition documents, Batch 2 Financial documents, or Batch 3 True Default Judgment documents are printed, and/or, emailed to, and/or, signed by Client and/or filed in court, then any/all revisions to any documents are at an additional fee of $195.00 per batch per revision.
This agreement is not a commitment to handle other legal work. Anything beyond providing and completing the above services, is considered other legal work. Firm shall have no responsibility, and Client shall take full responsibility, for any other matter. We have not agreed to go to a hearing or trial with you, or agreed to prepare your case for trial or agreed to provide any legal help or assistance beyond providing and completing these services. Client understands that there may be other issues and considerations which are very important to their case, but which Client does not want Firm to handle.
As Firm has explained to Client, this Agreement is different from the usual Retainer Agreement. Unlike a Retainer Agreement, this Agreement is for unbundled services for uncontested divorces, meaning, limited legal services for preparing legal documents only, rather than for the complete array of services that lawyers often provide to their clients such as in pre-litigation and litigation. Also, the total fee will be less than Firm’s normal full-service attorney’s fee, because the scope of the legal services is limited in that Client will be listed as “Self-Represented” or in “Pro Per” on all documents prepared by Firm. Firm will not be listed on any documents as the attorney of record for Client. This Firm is providing services for Client only and not client’s spouse or anyone other than Client. This Agreement is designed for clients who see the benefits of our Agreement, and who are better able to budget for our legal services, and who are self-motivated.
Firm is not responsible for any loss, injury, claim or damage caused by Client’s errors or ommissions of or failure or refusal to disclose or decision to not disclose any/all relevant or material information to Firm, in any/all court documents and/or to any Court. The choice of whether or not to list property and debt and have it CONFIRMED by the court as your separate property or community property AWARDED by the court to CLIENT, is a CRITICAL decision only the CLIENT can make.
Our legal fees are subject to change, increase in legal fees for each Step, Batch 1, 2, 3, at any time without notice.
- ALL FEES ARE FULLY EARNED UPON RECEIPT OF PAYMENT
Firm will charge, and Client agrees to pay a flat fee, paid in full, as provided in Section III above. This Agreement is not a commitment to handle other legal work. Anything not specifically stated as an agreed upon service is considered other legal work. The Flat Fee or partial payment is fully earned UPON RECEIPT and becomes the property of Firm. It will be deposited in Firm’s business operating account, rather than the Firm’s trust account, and Client hereby specifically agrees that Firm may do so. We accept cash, money orders, checks, debit cards and credit cards for full payment.
- PAY BY CHECK or CREDIT CARD – AUTHORIZATION (OPTIONAL)
At Client’s option, payment of fees may be made by check or by credit card (Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover and with a 4% credit card processing fee). By entering the information below, Client authorizes Firm to debit the checking account or credit card described below for services rendered to Client in the amount as provided in Section III above.
Pay by Check:
Account Type: Personal or Business (circle one)
Routing No. __________________________________________
Account No. __________________________________________
Name on Checking Account: _____________________________
Phone Number for Account: ______________________________
Your Signed Authorization: ______________________________
Pay by Credit Card:
Card (Visa, Amex, etc.): ____________
Card Number: _____________________________________________________
Expiration Date: _______________ Sec Code Number: ____________
Holder’s Name on Card:__________________________________________________
Your Signature: ________________________________________________________
VI. NO GUARANTEE / NO Professional Liability Insurance
Firm makes no promises or guarantees about the outcome of Client’s matter. Client acknowledges that Firm has made no guarantees as to the outcome of Client’s legal matter. Pursuant to California Rule of Professional Conduct 3-410, Firm is informing you in writing that Firm does not have professional liability insurance.
Client shall pay all out-of-pocket costs, including court costs, filing fees, photocopying ($.50/page), payment of fees for service of process, process server fees, currier fees, long distance telephone calls, excessive postage, notary fees, mileage (at the rate authorized by law for business miles), and other necessary court and office costs. Firm is not obligated to advance any out-of-pocket costs. These costs are in addition to Firm’s flat fee.
VIII. CLIENT COOPERATION AND TERMINATION
Client at all times will cooperate with Firm so that Firm may provide all services as efficiently and quickly as possible by completing Firm’s Questionnaire. Client at all times must provide Firm with accurate and complete information, including, but not limited to, issues regarding:
Custody Dispute, Visitation dispute, Set or modify child support, Set or modify spousal support, Collect past due child support, Collect past due spousal support, Real property valuation and division of Personal property, division of Business interests, Bank accounts, Investments, Pension rights, Stocks and bonds Stock Options, income, expenses, assets and liabilities, if any. Promptly respond to Firm’s inquiries; keep Firm informed of changes in Client’s address, telephone number, and personal and financial affairs. Should Client not wish to follow Firm’s advice or if Firm elects to no longer provide services to client without cause in its sole discretion, Firm has the right in its sole discretion to withdraw as Client’s Firm. Either party may terminate this agreement upon reasonable notice, being 48 hours, via email or text message, to the other party, and upon full payment to Firm of all fees billed at $200 per hour and costs incurred to date.
The provisions in this Flat Fee Retainer Agreement are severable i.e., if any provision or provisions are found to be void or unenforceable the remaining provisions still apply.
X. CALIFORNIA LAW GOVERNS
California law shall govern this Limited Services Flat Fee Retainer Agreement. Client has read this Agreement, has received a copy of it, and agrees to all terms and conditions as stated. There are no verbal agreements between Client, Lawyer or Firm modifying, amending or expanding the terms of this Agreement.
- CLIENT’S INFORMED CONSENT
Client has carefully read this Agreement and considered the additional information and advice that Firm has provided to Client. Client understands the possible risks and benefits described in this Agreement. Understanding those possible risks and benefits, Client voluntarily, knowingly and intentionally enters into this Agreement with Firm. By signing this Agreement you acknowledge that you have carefully read and fully understand all of the terms and you intend to be legally bound by them.
THE LAW OFFICES OF DONALD E. GLASS ( Firm )
Client: Print Your Full Legal Name
Client: Complete residence address
Client: Email Address
Client: Cell Phone Number
Client Signature Date
Signature of Firm by Lawyer Date