Your lawyer will probably want to be paid an hourly fee plus costs for preparation of documents and/or negotiating on your behalf. Some attorneys may agree to a fixed or flat fee for court appearances on your behalf. Depending on the circumstances of your case, you and your lawyer may agree on a different arrangement. You should, however, discuss with your lawyer what his or her fee will be for representing you at the very beginning of your case and you should insist that your lawyer set forth in writing the fee arrangements before any work is performed on your case.
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