Rivero-Boundas P.C. - Family Law & Adoption Attorneys
Illinois Family Law & Adoption Attorneys

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Legal Fees

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Depending on the case, we offer an hourly rate or a flat rate. During your initial consultation, we will discuss whether an hourly billing structure or flat fee is appropriate for your case, and will give you an estimate of the total costs.

For flat fee cases, we include all fees in our flat rate. This includes all court costs and all costs we pay to third parties. This means that you won’t be surprised by hidden, out-of-pocket costs later. Flat fees begin at $1,500 and must be paid upfront.

For hourly rate cases, we will require an up-front retainer and will bill you hourly for all work performed and for all costs incurred. You will receive a detailed invoice once per month itemizing all charges and letting you know what your remaining retainer balance is.

  • For family law cases, retainers begin at $2,500

  • For adoptions, retainers range from $1,500 - $3,000 depending on the type of adoption and whether the case will be contested.

We employ associate attorneys, paralegals and legal secretaries, and will have them perform work on your case as appropriate to help keep your fees manageable. Retainers must be paid upfront.