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Baltimore County Family Law Lawyer Fees & Costs

What Is The Cost & Purpose of the Initial Consultation?  

  • The initial consultation is free.
  • The purpose of the initial consultation is to determine whether you want to retain the law firm to represent you.
  • Mr. Weisman will ask you questions and tell you what he will do if you choose to retain him. 
  • you must pay a retainer to retain legal services. 

How Much Is The Retainer? 

  • All clients must pay a retainer..
  • Retainers differ based on case complexity.
  • Retainers begin at $2,500.00.
  • Attorney time is billed against the retainer by the hour. 
  • Amar S. Weisman's rate is $200.00 per hour. 

What Are Typical Billable Events In Baltimore & Towson Family Law Matters 

Court Hearings
Communicating With Client
  • Telephone Calls, Text Messages and In-Person Conferences with the Client. 
Communicating With Opposing Counsel 
  • Written & Telephone Communications With Opposing Counsel Including Negotiation
Preparing Court Papers 
  • Preparing Complaints For Divorce/Custody and Answers To the Opposing Party's Complaint/Counter-Complaint. 
  • Discovery Motions to Compel Discovery and For Sanctions--So You Obtain The Evidence You Need Well Before The Court Date.
  • Petitions For Contempt To Enforce Court Orders That Are Entered In Your Favor When The Other Side Is Disobedient. 
  • Joint Statements Concerning Marital and Non-Marital Property
Time Spent On Discovery
  • Preparing Subpoenas Forcing Banks, Schools, Witnesses & Government Agencies To Provide the Law Firm With Critical Information. 
  • Preparing Interrogatories and Document Requests That Command The Other Side To Produce Information and Evidence.   
  • Complying With The Opposing Party's Requests To Prevent You From Being Penalized By The Judge. 
Legal Research 
  • Researching The Maryland Rules To Give You Every Procedural Advantage & Argument.
  • Researching Family Law Statutes & Cases To Show The Law Is On Your Side. 

Do You Nickel And Dime Clients?  Is Your Billing Fair? 

  • The Law Offices of Amar S. Weisman does not "milk" clients or "churn business" because we are too busy with meaningful work.
  • We do not bill for printer paper, faxes, gasoline, or initial consultations.  
  • Compare what the Law Offices of Amar S. Weisman has revealed on this page to other lawyers "forgetting" to share this information with you on their websites. - 

How Can I Reduce My Legal Fees? 

  • Schedule a regular bi-weekly meeting with the attorney instead of email and text messaging.
  • Deliver all documents in chronological order without marking up or highlighting the documents. 
  • Deliver every document the attorney requests even if it means going to the bank in person, calling the credit card company and waiting, or requesting documents by contacting a state agency. 
  • Establish clear goals in the beginning to give your case purpose and direction. 
  • Appear at all court hearings on time. 
  • Do not complicate your case by talking about your case with others.

Call For a Free Consultation 

Call The Law Offices of Amar S. Weisman at (410) 321-4994 to schedule a Free ConsultationThe Purpose of the consultation is to determine whether you want to retain this law firm as your Baltimore & Towson Family Lawyer. If you do wish to proceed, then you must pay a retainer. See Our Policy on Fees and Costs. The family firm is located next to The Circuit Court for Baltimore County, at 305 Allegheny Avenue, Towson, Maryland, 21204