Frequently Asked Questions

FAQ

the most popular questions

Q: Is the initial consultation free?

A:   A: We offer a free consultation for bankruptcy cases. For all other cases, we charge $40.00 for a 30 minute consultation with the attorney. This fee is payable by cash, check, or money order. If you retain the attorney at the time of your appointment, the consultation fee will be applied toward your retainer.

If your consultation exceeds 30 minutes, you will be charged at the attorney’s hourly rate for any additional time.

If you do not retain the attorney at your first appointment, and would like to have another appointment regarding the same matter, all subsequent consultations will be charged at the attorney’s hourly rate. You will be required to pay $138.00 for a 2nd 30-minute consultation with the attorney.

Q: Do you offer a telephone consultation?

A:   Our attorneys do not offer a free telephone consultation. If you would like a consultation by phone, you will need to send a letter to our office with your name, telephone number, address, and a brief statement regarding the type of case you have, along with a check for the $40.00 consultation fee. Once we have received your letter and the check, one of our paralegals will call you to schedule a phone consultation with the attorney.

Q: How much will my case cost?

A:   The amount you will be required to pay depends upon the type of case. Some of our cases – including, bankruptcies, wills, and power of attorneys – are handled on a Flat Fee Retainer Agreement. This means that the retainer fee covers all of the work performed and there will not be any additional charges. Other cases – including family law, civil litigation, landlord tenant, and criminal – are handled on an Hourly Retainer Agreement. For these cases, the attorney will attempt to assess how much time will be spent on your and will quote you an approximate retainer amount. Once you hire Davison Legal Associates, P.C. to represent you, and pay the initial retainer fee, the attorneys and paralegals will work off this amount at the hourly rate specified in your retainer agreement. Depending on how much time is spent on your case, you may exceed the initial retainer amount. If this occurs, you will receive a monthly itemized bill from our office.

Q: What type of payments will your office accept?

A:   We accept cash, check, cashier’s check, money order, debit card and credit card payments (Visa, Mastercard, American Express and Discover). We do not accept credit card payments over the phone. If you are paying with a card, you must come into the office to make your payments.

Q: Do you offer a payment plan?

A:   Yes, we do offer payment plans. However, each plan is determined on a case-by-case basis with our attorneys.

Q: I need to meet with an attorney, but I can’t come in during your regular office hours. What are my options?

A:   Our attorneys are willing to meet with clients for evening and weekend appointments if necessary. Simply call our office and explain the situation and we will do our best to accommodate you.

Q: Do your attorneys practice outside of Genesee County?

A:   Yes, our attorneys handle all types of cases across the State of Michigan. We are willing to travel wherever necessary to represent our clients.