At Daly Family Law, you can be assured we don’t make promises unless we’re fully confident in our ability to keep them. It’s not about saying what you want to hear. It’s about reliably delivering every time.
We understand that hiring an attorney often comes under trying circumstances. With Daly Family Law advocating on your behalf, expect a true understanding of any difficulty you might be facing.
Our first question to you as a divorce client will be to ask if both of you have come to an agreement on the major issues. If you have come to an agreement, or you believe you will be able to, we will draft a proposed settlement agreement on your behalf, and after your approval, we will present the draft to your spouse and invite them to either give us comments, seek the advice of their own attorney, or to come into our office to sign the agreement in front of a notary public. Generally, our retainer amount for a separation agreement is the lowest of all retainers. More complex issues can generate more fees, as can a matter that requires extensive negotiation with the other spouse or other spouse’s attorney.
If a Separation Agreement is not feasible, we will file a Complaint with all the claims appropriate to your circumstances. It is not uncommon once we file a complaint for the opposing party to seek advice from an attorney which often results in settlement talks or mediation to resolve the issues. Absent any settlement, we prepare to litigate for our client’s rights. When we are engaged in litigation on your behalf, our goal is to keep you informed on the progress of your matter. We will provide you with copies of all pleadings, motions and orders filed either by our office or by opposing counsel. We will provide you with copies of all correspondence sent or received by our office. We will promptly notify you of any settlement offers we receive from opposing counsel.
During the litigation process, we strive to be judicious in managing how we spend our fees on your matter. Our support staff includes legal assistants and paralegals who are experienced in handling litigation matters. When appropriate, this staff will handle specific tasks related to your matter, thereby providing maximum representation at the lowest possible cost to you.
During your initial consultation, one of our attorneys will discuss your matter with you to determine what course of action we recommend in order to obtain your desired results. At that time, we will quote you an initial amount of money that we require being placed in our trust account in order to begin the process of the representation. Because each individual’s circumstances are different, it is impossible for us to quote that amount without first understating the scope of the representation. During the representation we will bill our hourly rate against that retainer, asking you to replenish the retainer if and when it becomes necessary. Our aim is to provide a value-for-money service that gives you the results you need at a reasonable price, allowing you to move forward in your life sooner rather than later.
As your matter progresses, we’ll bill our time against the retainer in our trust account, and will keep you updated each month with a monthly billing statement, allowing you to see what action was taken on your matter. At Daly Family Law, we clearly break down attorney fees and costs on each monthly statement to show you exactly how your money is being spent and how much money you have on account with us.
Our final goal, no matter what issue you retain us for, is to obtain for you the best possible outcome for your circumstances.
The team at Daly Family Law features the best and brightest minds in our respective areas of practice. It’s one thing to make claims. But it’s another thing entirely to have the experience to back them up.
To us at Daly Family Law, each client is an individual with a unique set of challenges and expectations. Addressing those takes real, meaningful attention. To us, you’re never just another number.
First, we consider a Separation Agreement.
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Having an expert to rely on will minimize the stress and worry associated with your issues. We will try to provide you with the most efficient process that will result in a more cost-effective process for you. Be confident that we strive to offer our clients a continuing service that is both efficient and of the highest quality.
When divorce is the issue, we recognize the complexity of issues that can arise when families face life changing events and decisions. That is why the entire focus of our practice is on family law and family related issues. At the initial consultation, we determine what your desired outcome is and we develop a plan to pursue that goal. We recognize the stress that a breakup of a marriage places on all members of the family. Our goal is to move our client’s lives forward as expeditiously and economically as possible through the process of settling the issues they are facing. Our clients deserve the best possible outcome in the shortest period of time at a reasonable cost. Towards that end, we have three ways in which we help clients through the divorce process, and we suggest the least costly and time-consuming remedies first.