Lawyer for Life Program
We understand that life presents a number of legal issues and at times you would like to turn to a lawyer to ask either general or specific questions. Often these questions go unanswered as many fear the costs associated with asking their lawyer a question. At Scott Legal Services our lawyers think that you should be able to turn to us when you have simple legal questions even when you have not formally contracted us. As such, when you spend $5,000 or more and your engagement with us has terminated, you will be able to turn to us in the future to run ideas by and to answer your simple legal questions for free. Of course this does not include any written legal work, in person meetings or research, but we will not send you a bill for a 10 or 15 minute conversation about for example how you can get your security deposit back or whether you can sue for a dog bite or what types of Immigration Visas are available to you. The idea here is that we want you to feel comfortable reaching out to us. We strive to build a long lasting relationship with you and we are willing to spend the time working with you for free to prove it.
What Will Our Services Cost?
We will always explain our fees to you so you understand what our services will cost before you are committed. We do not believe in surprises and we will not ever send you a bill for something that you did not agree to. We are also committed to offering legal services at a reasonable fee. We love what we do and do not feel that we have to charge an arm and a leg to help you. See our comprehensive fee schedule below.
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Our billing will either be a flat fee or an hourly rate.
For services where we can reasonably predict the time to complete a task, we are happy to offer a flat fee. This fee will include all legal work performed by our lawyers on your behalf as well as all other out of pocket costs such as postage, paper, courier, etc.. These fees do not include any Government imposed filing fees. Our quoted fees will not change even if the task takes us longer than we anticipated. Flat fees are typically associated with contract review, wills, filling immigration and family law petitions and bankruptcy matters. We are comfortable giving you a flat fee for these matters as the nature and scope of the work is well within our control and we can gage the timing with reasonable certainty. As always, the scope of our engagement will be clearly explained to you so that it is clear what the fees relate to. See our fee schedule below or Click Here For pdf Fee Schedule
For some matters, it is not possible for us to give you a flat fee because it is too difficult for us to predict exactly how long the matter will take us. This is especially the case for matters where we do not control the nature, timing and extent of the work. For example, some civil litigations are impossible to gage the amount of work because the opposing party may significantly shorten or lengthen the amount of time required to represent you. As we cannot control these external factors, for these matters we will charge an hourly rate and also for out of pocket costs such as postage, copies, couriers, etc.. We will attempt to give you an estimate of the costs in these matters but we will also explain that the estimate may vary depending on the nature & scope of the case. As always, the scope of the engagement and our hourly rates will be clearly explained to you. Our hourly rate is significantly less than our competitors and is $350 per hour. See our comprehensive fee schedule below. Click here to see a sample engagement letter.
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|Standard Individual Will²||$750³|
|Will Triple Play Super Package (1 Standard Will/ 1 Health Care Proxy/Living Will / 1 Power of Attorney Document)||$1250|
|2 Wills for Married Couple – Standard||$12504|
|Couple Triple Play Will Super Package (2 Standard Wills/ 2 Health Care Proxy/Living Wills / 2 Power of Attorney Documents)||$2250|
|Health Care Proxy/Living Will||$250|
|Do it Yourself Will Kit With 1 hour Consult||$5005|
|Do it Yourself Will Kit Without Consult||$2506|
|Power of Attorney||$450|
|Complex Contract & Partnership Agreements||Varies|
|Corporation Set-up with CPA tax advice||$2000 & Up (Varies based on complexity)|
|LLC Set-up with CPA tax advice||$2000 (Varies depending on number of members)|
|Sole Proprietorship Set-up||$750|
|Debt or Equity Issuance Documents||Varies|
|In House Counsel Services||Varies|
|Contract Bundle Packages for Businesses||Varies|
|Consultation Fee to Discuss Visa Options||$250 (phone) or $295 (in peson)|
|Application for Citizenship||$1000|
Green Card (Permanent Residence Visa)
|Family Based||$2500 & up|
|Spousal or Fiancé Visa||$2500 & up|
|Extraordinary Ability (EB-1)||$5000|
|Inter-Company Transfer (EB-1)||$5000|
|Religious Based (EB-4)||$4000|
|Employment Labor Certification (EB-2 or EB-3)||6,000|
|Employment based Green Card (I-140 & I-485)||$2,000- 4,000|
Employment Based Visas (Temporary Worker Visas)
|Treaty Trader/Investor (E-1 or E-2)||$6000|
|Specialty Worker (H1B)||$3500|
|Trade National (TN Visa)||$2000|
|Intercompany Transferee (L-1A)||$5000|
|Extraordinary Ability (O-1 Visa) or Performers (P Visa)||$4500|
|Religious Worker (R-1 Visa)||$3000|
|1 Hour Consultation||$350|
|Asylum (Application & Processing)||$5000 & up11|
Other Immigration Services
|Cancelation of Removal (Deportation) – Green Card Holder||$3500 & up|
|Cancelation of Removal (Deportation) – Non Green Card Holder||$5000 & up|
|Waivers for Ineligibility and Overstays||Varies|
|Appeals for Denial of Applications||Varies|
See general description of fees a the top of this page. Click here for PDF of Fee Schedule
1The fees listed are only estimates and will increase if your case is complex or requires much more time than usual. As always, we will never bill you for work that is not discussed and agreed with you. Please contact our office for a price quote for your specific needs. Also, based on financial need, some fees may be lowered to accommodate low-income households. Finally, these fees do not include any filing fees imposed by the government and/or any other agency or court appearances.
2All Wills except the do it yourself Wills include Will execution. We will provide the notary and two witnesses also.
3Most Wills fall under a simple Will category. Complex Wills will range from $750-$1250.
4In order to obtain the married or partner discount, the provisions in the Wills cannot vary significantly. Complex Wills for Couples range from $1250-$2250.
5A standard Will template will be offered for you to complete. Once done, we will review the template and offer our verbal recommendations. Will execution is not included in this price.
6A Will Kit is provided which includes a standard template and a Will drafting guide. Review and execution is not included.
7Trusts are typically highly individualized products. In some cases a flat fee will be offered. In other cases, the hourly rate will apply.
9A standard contract is usually 2 or 3 pages in length. We will communicate whether the contract you need is simple or complex at your initial consultation.
10Fees do not include filing fees which are imposed by the U.S. government.
11Court or Asylum office appearances are not included in this amount.