Fees & Payments
We charge flat fees, rather than billing hourly, for almost all of our work and we accept credit cards so you can budget accordingly.
DGVE law fee policies:
We welcome your call or visit to the office to talk with our Client Services Coordinator to determine whether yours is a matter with which we can help you, to learn more about our firm and how we work, and to schedule an appointment for professional legal advice with Attorney Danielle G. Van Ess. We also encourage you to attend one of our regularly-scheduled free, educational workshops .
If you would like a private, individual legal consultation with Attorney Danielle G. Van Ess to ask for her professional legal advice about your specific matter, please be prepared to pay a professional legal consultation fee at that time. Danielle will listen to your concerns, answer your questions including some you didn't even know you had, counsel and advise you, and do the "invisible" part of the work right then and there. That fee will be rolled into or credited against your fee when you engage us and the rest of your fee will be due when we deliver the work in a way you can see it, on paper.
Once we have decided to work together, we will review the terms and conditions of and sign a contract, our "engagement agreement," that clearly states the total flat fee and what it includes, so you won't have any unpleasant surprises. We really like our clients and enjoy hearing from them; we don't want them to be afraid of getting nickel and dimed for contacting us!
We want to help you get the professional legal services you need affordably. We charge flat fees, rather than billing hourly, for almost all of our work and we accept credit cards so you can budget accordingly.
Our firm has made a commitment to mindfully offering its pro bono (free, for the good of the public) legal services. We do not offer free initial attorney consultations.
If you have already retained DGVE law®, signed an engagement agreement, and would like to make a payment, you may do so online by clicking on the button below. The payment page will open in a new tab or window. If you have not already retained DGVE law®, please be advised that you may not make any payments and that any attempt to do so will not create an attorney-client relationship or any other obligations.