Flat Fee Divorce

Chadwick M. Layton, Esq.
October 1, 2018

Chadwick M. Layton, Esq.[i]

Harvey Waddell & Layton, P.A.


          Many of us fear the unknown.  Almost all of us fear the unknown when it comes to fees or costs.  This is why our firm offers flat fee divorce options. 

          Attorney’s fees in divorce are typically paid on an hourly basis.  The problem is that the number of hours necessary to complete the divorce is not defined.  This employment arrangement puts the client in the uncomfortable position of not knowing the final cost for the divorce.

          Flat fee divorce options provide a simple solution for clients to set a budget and select the specific divorce services they need to accomplish their divorce.  The client then receives the benefit of having a licensed and experienced divorce attorney handling all aspects of the divorce on his or her behalf.  The client further receives the peace of mind that the legal services provided are covered under a written flat fee employment agreement.

          The most common flat fee agreement that we provide to clients is what we define as a professionally resolved divorce.  This arrangement is suitable in more than 90% of the divorce matters we handle.  This flat fee employment agreement provides that our law firm will address all issues of the divorce including the drafting of the pleadings to be filed with the court, addressing required financial discovery and drafting the custom marital settlement agreement.  Additionally, the attorney will appear in court with the client to ratify the settlement agreement and obtain the final judgment of divorce from the judge.

          The flat fee also includes regular face to face meetings, phone consults and email communication between the client and attorney. 

          The Flat Fee Divorce options we offer start at $5,500.00.  The exact amount depends on the unique circumstances of each client.  During an initial divorce consultation, the client will be provided a written flat fee amount which is based upon the goals and requirements of the client. 

          Our Flat Fee Divorce Options are designed to eliminate the worry and uncertainty of legal fees in divorce.

          If you have further questions, do not hesitate to call or email us to schedule an initial divorce consultation to receive a Flat Fee Divorce quote.                       


[i] Chadwick M. Layton is a partner and shareholder at Harvey Waddell & Layton, P.A., located in downtown Lake Worth.   Mr. Layton is a member of the Florida Bar Family Law Section and the Susan Greenberg Family Law American Inn of Court of the Palm Beaches, further information is available at www.LaytonLawOffices.com  or by calling our office to schedule an appointment.

Phone (561) 585-4631 

Email: Dwhite@hwml-law.com

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