Flat Fee "Self-Help" Child Support
is a bit tight for you right now but you believe that you are
entitled to a change in your child support obligation, the law
firm of Field Law, P.A. is here to help.
Present employment or market conditions may have you
wondering how you are going to afford an attorney. We may have a
solution for you in which you engage in “self-help” with our
assistance. While a good percentage of our cases retain us for
full services we recognize that money can be tight for some who
already are struggling with a burdensome child support order.
With our Flat Fee program we will assist you in properly
preparing your case so that you put your best foot forward in
court. You may only get one crack at getting your child support
order changed. Why take a chance?
what is your “Self-help” Plan?
For a reasonable flat fee, we will work in partnership with you
to prepare your child support case. Essentially, what we do is
‘set up’ your case and what you do is ‘finish it’ by
representing yourself at the hearing. In setting up your case,
the Firm will analyze your case (including calculating your
child support based on present conditions & suggesting needed
documentation & witnesses), prepare your court paperwork, and
offer you a ‘tip sheet.’ The tip sheet will tell you what to
expect in court, what arguments to make, what arguments to
expect, and what is proper court behavior.
will this cost me?
A: Your initial half hour consultation
will only cost you $50. If you elect to participate
in the flat fee program, the cost is under $700. This
partnership effort will not only potentially save you more than
half of the legal fees you would customarily pay for full
services but it will put you in a better position to secure a
more favorable outcome than if you ‘go it alone.’
Q: So how
do I get started?
A: We first present to you
a questionnaire, preferably via email, for you to complete and
return as part of our initial analysis to determine whether you
have a case. If it appears that your case has merit then we
schedule an appointment with you to address further particulars.
At the end of the initial half hour consultation, you are free to
go without any obligation. If, however, you wish to engage the
Firm, you may do so. The bottom line is whether you retain the
Firm or not, an attorney (not a paralegal), will consult with
you! Also, you should know that at
anytime during your case you can convert your case from a flat
fee ‘self help’ plan to ‘full services’ and we will credit your
initial flat fee payment towards the Firm’s full services
retainer (which is ‘hourly’ based).
Q: I am of
low income. Are there any benefits in this for me?
A: If you happen to have
low income, the Firm does offers a sliding fee discount. Upon
request, we will send you our sliding fee scale.
Q: I like
this. Do you have ‘self-help’ programs for other areas of family
A: Not at this time but we
are working on it and hope to announce those additions soon.
Q: So, what
do I do?
A: Simply call us at 763.427.9066, or, email us at
firstname.lastname@example.org, to get a no
obligation assessment of your child support situation. We will
email or fax you a form. Fill that form out and return it to us.
If your case has merit, we will then discuss getting started on
our flat fee program.