There are no charges for any legal services on contingent fee cases, however, the costs and expenses of a new case are the client’s responsibility.
We require a cost deposit of $575.00. On Post Judgment cases, we require a cost deposit of $275.00.
In preparation for the complaint, it occasionally necessary to check public records.If the data provider charges, we pass these on in the cost deposit but generally these are minor and a part of the initial cost deposit. We only bill copy fees if there is a very large copy job related to the litigation. Overnight delivery expensesare occasionally needed to get documents to courts or opposing counsel. We shop for and keep these low.
After judgment has been entered, various documents are obtained from court clerks, recorded or filed with governmental agencies and served on debtors or others. Each document and each service is charged at cost. Document and filing fees are typically in the $10 to $40 range while service of process fees are $55 to $65 per entity. We do not authorize costly vehicle seizures, keepers, or real property levies without first discussing the cost with our client.
Costs can be added to the judgment if the cost was paid to governmental agencies or process servers. This usually covers most of the costs but a few, such as computer investigation, may not be recoverable. The amount not recoverable is usually not significant.