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How you can afford a lawyer… payment plans for every budget.

Paying for a lawyer can be a major expense. Often a person will delay or simply not hire a lawyer because of this expense. This delay or lack of counsel can have severe negative consequences as many matters are time sensitive.

If you are hoping to stop harassing bill collectors, a foreclosure or garnishment through a Chapter 7 or 13 bankruptcy, you need to contact our office today to get a payment plan set up. Waiting to take action can add unnecessary expense and negatively affect your financial situation.

The law office of Antonio B. Mari strives to make legal representation affordable to all citizens. To achieve this goal, our office is one of the few in North Georgia to offer a payment plan option.

How the payment plan works

At the conclusion of your free consultation, our office will provide you with a good faith estimate of what your potential legal matter will cost. You do not need to have any money at the initial meeting. Unlike many law firms, we will not pressure you to sign a retainer agreement that day. The good faith estimate represents what we expect your legal matter will cost and barring any change in your circumstances, our good faith estimates are valid for 7 days.

If you choose to move forward with representation, you will be required to put down a non-refundable initial deposit and sign an agreement. This deposit is generally 15% to 25% of the good faith estimate provided to you. Once you provide your deposit, our office will work within your budget requirements to develop a weekly, bi-weekly or monthly payment plan.

Uncontested Divorces and Chapter 7 Bankruptcies must be paid in full before any paperwork is filed. Chapter 13 and Contested Divorces can be started with only partial payments.

The payment plan option is frequently used by those seeking an uncontested divorce or bankruptcy. Contact our office today to schedule your free consultation and obtain a good faith estimate of the cost of your legal matter.

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