How do I pay for my case?

Depending on the case you have, you will have to pay either a retainer fee or a flat fee. For Chapter 13 bankruptcy, we offer a payment plan.

What is the difference between a retainer and a flat fee?

A retainer fee is an upfront payment for legal services. Once a retainer fee is paid to our firm, we hold those funds in trust and as legal services are performed on behalf of your case, all costs will be deducted from the retainer fee. A retainer is not an approximation of your case cost, but merely a down payment for legal services. A retainer fee may cover the entirety of your case, or you may be required to make additional payments depending on how much work is still required in your case.

A flat fee is a one-time payment for the cost of your entire case. The flat fee will cover all expenses in your case including attorney time, court costs, and any third-party expenses such as subpoenas, process server fees, and expert witnesses.

What type of payments do you accept?

Credit/debit card (VISA, Mastercard, Discover), check, or cash.

How long does it normally take to get a response after contacting one of the attorneys?

We answer all of our emails, voicemails, and text messages within 24 hours. If it’s an emergency, we will be in contact as soon as reasonably possible. We understand that at large firms, clients often go days or weeks without speaking to their attorney, which is frustrating. This is why we make it a point to constantly stay in communication with our clients.

I work every week day from 9-5, how will I ever have a chance to meet with one of the attorneys?

We offer in person, phone, and zoom consults and meetings. If a prospective client or current client has a conflicting work schedule with our hours of operation, we offer meetings (whether in person or electronic) that will work with your schedule.

I don’t know if I need an attorney, what should I do?

Contact Giannola Legal LLC for a free consultation. We will discuss your concerns and issues and determine, together, what the next step should be for you.