What is a Retainer?

What is a retainer?

Many people worry about how they are going to pay their attorney. Most attorneys either bill by the hour or charge a flat fee. This means you either pay a flat fee for your case, or the attorney bills you by the number of hours he spends on your case. In most cases with hourly fee billing, you will be required to pay a retainer up front. A retainer is a lump sum paid to cover costs that will be necessary in starting your case. These costs can include court filing fees, travel costs, fees for process servers, mailings, paralegal work and more. With hourly fee billing, when the retainer is depleted, you may be required to replenish the retainer. Don't worry! If you hire our attorneys, we will explain the fees to you, so you won't be caught off guard.

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