Fees & Rates
Fees and Rates
The estimated rates listed here are for informational purposes only.Â Depending on the circumstances of your case, the office may have to adjust your rate.Â A range is provided to give you a rough estimate/idea of the likely cost so you are able to budget accordingly.Â We hope this information is helpful as we understand that legal matters can quickly morph into extremely high cost.Â We do offer limited scope representation, which can be helpful to decrease costs; however, it is not available in all cases or situations.Â If you have any question about anything on this page, please feel free to give us a call.Â We would love to hear from you!
Payment plans available on a case by case basis.Â Payment plans require automatic debits to an account or credit card. All cases will require an initial advance deposit. For flat fee cases, the entire fee will be required upfront before work will begin.Â For hourly rate cases, the entire advance deposit is due before any work will be done on a case.Â If you have questions, please discuss them with your attorney during the consultation. Contact us today!
The following rate information is provided as a guide (not all services are listed), and reflects the fees charged in some circumstances for the matter listed.Â These rates do not constitute a contract for services at the listed rate.Â The fees reflect a standard minimum rate typically charged for the specific service listed, which meets specific criteria and is determined by the Attorney. All fees may be adjusted based on your particular circumstances, the complexity of the matter, the time and labor required, the need for additional resources to handle your matter properly, and any time limitations placed on the attorney by the client or the circumstances.
Initial Consultations and Case Evaluations â€“ Initial consultations and case evaluations include a discussion on the basic structure of the law in what appears to be the area of law involved.Â Please note the Attorney will not analyze particular facts of your case until due diligence has been satisfied.Â Attorney will answer procedural questions â€“ How is court going to go â€“ should I retain an attorney â€“ typical handling of cases with similar facts â€“ what are my rights?
Free 30 minute consultation for Personal Injury matters. Consultation fee on matters not listed elsewhere are $375.00, which includes up to one (1) hour.
Family Law Matters
Flat rates are available on selected family law matters.Â All other family law matters are billed hourly.Â Your attorney will advise you if your case is one in which a flat rate can be applied.
Simple Adult Adoption â€“ starts at $3,500.00 plus court costs and other third party fees as applicable
Child Support Matters â€“ starts at $2,500.00-$3,750.00 (preparation for and appearance at trial);Â Attorney will determine if your case is appropriate for this rate.
Protective Orders â€“ starts at $1,750.00-2,500.00 (preparation and appearance at trial, difficult and short notice cases will incur additional cost.)
Uncontested Divorces (also see below) â€“ starts at $1,875.00 without name change/ starts at $2,075.00 with name change. These prices includes filing fees for the divorce only. Additionally, you rate may be higher if your case requires publication. This rate does not include deed filing fees or preparation cost if a quit claim deed is necessary to give one spouse a sole interest in real estate nor does this rate include agreed division of other property (such as retirement), agreed custody/visitation, child support and/or spousal support.
Wills Packages including a will, power of attorney, and medical directive.
Individual â€“ starts at $1,575.00
Couples â€“ starts at $2,500.00
This is based on a simple will that does not involve complex tax planning. Couples rate listed here assumes reciprocal simple will.
We also now prepare trust documents.Â Please contact the office for details.
Limited Scope Representation
These rates only apply to limited scope representation, where attorney helps client handle the case on his or her own; when attorney is not retained for full representation.Â All cases are not appropriate for limited scope representation.Â These rates do NOT apply to full representation matters.
Draft Complaint/Petitionâ€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦..starts at $750.00
Starts at $750.00 for one (1) child
Starts at $75.00 for each additional child (if a separate complaint/petition is required for each additional child then it will be $375.00 for each additional complaint/petition)Â
- Child Custody
- Child Support
Other Associated Forms (If with complaint/petition) â€“ for first child, $85.00 each additional child
- UCCJEA â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦.â€¦â€¦â€¦.(w/complaint)$25.00
- Civil Soldiers Relief Act â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦$85.00
- Affidavit in Support of Waiver of Fees â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦.$85.00
- Non-Disclosure Addendum â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦.$85.00
- Child Support Guidelines Worksheet â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦starts at $675.00
Agreed Order (includes sending to other party for signature)..â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦..starts at $850.00
Respond to Complaint (Answer)â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦.starts at $750.00
Answer to Cross-Complaintâ€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦.â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦..starts at $750.00
Answer with Cross-Complaintâ€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦starts at $750.00 for one (1) child
Discovery Drafting to Opposing Party â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦.starts at $750.00
- Request for Admissions â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦..â€¦â€¦..starts at $575.00
- Interrogatories â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦..starts at $575.00
- Request for Production of Documents â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦..starts at $300.00
Respond to Discovery â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦.â€¦..starts at $750.00
- Request for Admissions
- Request for Production of Documents
Coaching Session â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦starts at $675.00
Advance Scheduling Required
-$675.00 for the first hour (includes preparation for meeting and basic review of documents before meeting)
-$225.00 for each additional hour (same day only; billed in 10 minute increments)
- Trial Strategy Assistance
- Preparation for Trial/Negotiations
- Procedural Guidance
Review of Correspondence received from Court or Opposing Party â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦.â€¦â€¦â€¦starts at $375.00
(Written guidance only)
Correspondence to Courtâ€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦..starts at $375.00
(Assist with drafting a response to court for you to file with court-Not a Motion or Court filing)
Correspondence to Opposing Counselâ€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦starts at $375.00
Factual Investigations (contact and interview witnesses, public record searches)â€¦â€¦â€¦..â€¦starts at $275.00
Legal Research and Analysisâ€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦starts at $275/hr
(Five (5) hour minimum upfront deposit for time)
Case evaluation and general guidance regarding your legal rights in your caseâ€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦.starts at $275.00
(30 minute phone case evaluation with attorney
(If you would like something more indepth, please see coaching session above)
Trial Exhibit Binder Preparation â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦starts at $225.00/hr (5 hour minimum)
*Includes binder supplies, preparation of trial evidence binders, black and white copies (color copies are additional) â€“ up to 3 binders, if your binder will exceed 50 pages per binder, there will be additional cost of, $1.50 per page for each binder)
(Five (5) hour minimum upfront deposit for attorney, paralegal and other staff time)
Court Appearance (Motions Hearing) â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦.starts at $1,500.00
Simple Uncontested Divorce
These rates assume all of the below is true.Â The client will be responsible for supplying all of the appropriate information to attorney to complete the documents for filing.Â Timeliness of providing the information will effect how quickly all of the documents can be filed with the court.Â This rate does not include attorney negotiating with other party, communicating with the other party or helping client determine how the assets and debts should be split, if you need that type of assistance, please contact the office.Â Fee includes property settlement agreement (PSA), if required, court costs, copies and postage.Â Does not include fees for publication, if required; or fees for deed filing and preparation.
Simple Divorce..â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦starts at $1,875.00
Simple Divorce with name change â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦.starts at $2,075.00
(1)Â No children born or adopted into marriage or no children under the age of 18; (2) No assets or debts; (3) No spousal support for either spouse & (4) Either you or your spouse has lived in Virginia for at least 6 months; (5) Parties must live separate and apart for at least 6 months before filing; (6) Spouse is in agreement and willing to sign all divorce papers and waive service of process.
Uncontested Divorce (Simple Divorce) with minor childrenâ€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦.â€¦starts at $2,675.00 with name change add $200.00
(1)Â All issues of custody/visitation/support are agreed between the parties (2) No assets or debts; (3) No spousal support for either spouse & (4) Either you or your spouse has lived in Virginia for at least 6 months; (5) Parties must live separate and apart for at least 1 year before filing; (6) Spouse is in agreement and willing to sign all divorce papers and waive service of process.
If you are looking for an Attorney that works extremely hard for you and will leave no Stone unturned, you have made the Right Choice with Tonya Gibbs. In the Court Room we had all the Confidence in the World the case would turn out in our favor, and it did. We feel confident that she could handle any situation that we would need an Attorney for.
She Handle Your Case with Thoroughness and Competency – I have found Ms. Tonya Gibbs very knowledgeable, competent, hardworking, and honest. She readily keeps you abreast of the status of your case. She has handle several cases in the last two years for me, and I have been completely satisfied with the outcome of them. If another legal matter comes up, I will contact her office again.