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How Much Do Attorney Fees Cost?

 
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A lawyer will typically specialize in a particular type of legal work, and fees will depend on the type and complexity of the legal services needed, local rates, the size of the law firm, and the experience and reputation of the individual lawyer. Legal fees also vary significantly in different cities, counties and states.

Typical costs:

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Discounts:
  • Those with low incomes may qualify for state programs eliminating filing fees, or for Legal Aid or other low-cost assistance, such as lawyers who will take a case on a pro bono (free) basis. LawHelp.org[1] and the American Bar Association[2] link to legal resources by state.
Shopping for attorney fees:
  • Contact several lawyers and ask about their training and experience. The Massachusetts Bar Association provides tips for choosing a lawyer[3] .
  • Referrals are available through FindLaw.com[4] or by contacting the local bar association[5] .
  • The attorney should provide a written fee agreement; ask specific questions about exactly what is covered, and if there are any other fees and expected expenses that will add to the total cost.
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External Resources:
  1.  www.lawhelp.org/
  2.  apps.americanbar.org/legalservices/findlegalhelp/home.cfm
  3.  www.massbar.org/for-the-public/need-a-lawyer/tips-on-choosing-a-lawyer
  4.  lawyers.findlaw.com/
  5.  apps.americanbar.org/legalservices/lris/directory/
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