The Law Office of Tonya N. Gibbs, PLC
705 Westwood Office Park
Fredericksburg, VA 22401
(540)479-1966

Fees & Rates

Fees and Rates


The estimated rates listed here are for informational purposes only.  Depending on the circumstances of your case, the office may have to adjust your rate.  A range is provided to give you a rough estimate/idea of the likely cost so you are able to budget accordingly.  We hope this information is helpful as we understand that legal matters can quickly morph into extremely high cost.  We do offer limited scope representation, which can be helpful to decrease costs; however, it is not available in all cases or situations.  If you have any question about anything on this page, please feel free to give us a call.  We would love to hear from you!

Payment plans available on a case by case basis.  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.  For hourly rate cases, the entire advance deposit is due before any work will be done on a case.  If you have questions, please discuss with your attorney during the consultation. Contact us to assist with your legal matters!

 

The following rate information is provided as a guide (not all services are listed), and reflects the fees charged under in some circumstances for the matter listed.  These rates do not constitute a contract for services at the listed rate.  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 – 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.  Please note the Attorney will not analyze particular facts of your case until due diligence has been satisfied.  Attorney will answer procedural questions – How is court going to go – should I retain an attorney – typical handling of cases with similar facts – what are my rights?

Consultation Fees


Free 30 minute consultation for Personal Injury matters.

Consultation fee on matters not listed elsewhere are $325.00, which includes up to one (1) hour.

Individuals (Personal Matters) – If the office is retained within 30 days of the consultation, we will give you a credit for the amount of the consultation fee if your case is an hourly rate case or if it is a flat rate case of $1,000.00 or more.

Business Consultation (Business Matters) – If the office is retained within 15 days, you will receive credit for the consultation fee if your case is an hourly rate case or if it is a flat rate case of $1,000.00 or more.

 

Family Law Matters


Flat rates are available on selected family law matters.  All other family law matters are billed hourly.  Your attorney will advise you if your case is one in which a flat rate can be applied.

Simple Adult Adoption – $1,500.00 plus court costs and other third party fees as applicable

Simple Child Support Matters – $1,500.00 (preparation for and appearance at trial);  Attorney will determine if your case is appropriate for this rate.

Protective Orders – $850.00-1,500.00 (preparation and appearance at trial)

Uncontested Divorces (also see below) – $799.00 without name change/$899.00 with name change.  These prices include filing fees.  Rate may be higher if your case requires publication.

 

Estate Planning


Wills Packages including a will, power of attorney, and medical directives.  This office does not prepare trust documents at this time.

Individual – $875.00

Couples – $1,375.00

This is based on a simple will that does not involve complex tax planning.

 

Immigration Matters


Immigration Petitions – starting from $2,750.00-$4,500.00; some matters may take the form of a hybrid (hourly and flat rate) depending on how the case progresses and/or unexpected developments.

 

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.  All cases are not appropriate for limited scope representation.  These rates do NOT apply to full representation matters.

Draft Complaint/Petition……………………………………………………………..starts at $375.00

Starts at $375.00 for one (1) child

Starts at $25.00 for each additional child (if a separate complaint/petition is required for each additional child then it will be $150.00 for each additional complaint/petition) 

  • Child Custody
  • Visitation
  • Child Support

Other Associated Forms (If with complaint/petition) – for first child, $15.00 each additional child

  • UCCJEA ……………………………………………………………………………………………….……….(w/complaint)$25.00
  • Civil Soldiers Relief Act ………………………………………………………………………………………………………$25.00
  • Affidavit in Support of Waiver of Fees ……………………………………………………………………………….$25.00
  • Non-Disclosure Addendum ……………………………………………………………………………………………….$25.00
  • Child Support Guidelines Worksheet …………………………………………………………………starts at $225.00

Agreed Order (includes sending to other party for signature)..…………………………………..starts at $850.00

Respond to Complaint (Answer)………………………………………………………………………………….starts at $450.00

Answer to Cross-Complaint…………………….…………………………………………………………………..starts at $450.00

Answer with Cross-Complaint……………………………………………………………starts at $575.00 for one (1) child

Discovery Drafting to Opposing Party …………………………………………………………………………….starts at $250.00

  • Request for Admissions …………………………………………………………………………………..……..starts at $250.00
  • Interrogatories ………………………………………………………………………………………………………..starts at $375.00
  • Request for Production of Documents …………………………………………………………………..starts at $300.00

Respond to Discovery ………………………………………………………………………………………………….…..starts at $750.00

  • Request for Admissions
  • Interrogatories
  • Request for Production of Documents

Coaching Session ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………starts at $575.00

Advance Scheduling Required

-$575.00 for the first hour (includes preparation for meeting and basic review of documents before meeting)

-$185.00 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 ……………………….………starts at $175.00

(Written guidance only)

Correspondence to Court………………………………………………………………………………………………..starts at $175.00

(Assist with drafting a response to court for you to file with court-Not a Motion or Court filing)

Correspondence to Opposing Counsel……………………………………………………………………………starts at $250.00

Factual Investigations (contact and interview witnesses, public record searches)………..…starts at $250.00

Legal Research and Analysis……………………………………………………………………………………………starts at $185/hr

(Five (5) hour minimum upfront deposit for time)

Case evaluation and general guidance regarding your legal rights in your case……………….starts at $175.00

(30 minute phone case evaluation with attorney

(If you would like something more indepth, please see coaching session above)

Trial Exhibit Binder Preparation ……………………………………………………starts at $195.00/hr (2 hour minimum)

*Includes binder supplies, preparation of trial evidence binders, copies – up to 3 binders, if your binder will exceed 50 pages per binder, there will be additional cost of, $1.00 per page for each binder)

(Five (5) hour minimum upfront deposit for attorney, paralegal and other staff time)

Court Appearance (Motions Hearing) …………………………………………………………………………….starts at $750.00

 

Simple Uncontested Divorce


These rates assume all of the below is true.  The client will be responsible for supplying all of the appropriate information to attorney to complete the documents for filing.  Timeliness of providing the information will effect how quickly all of the documents can be filed with the court.  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.  Fee includes property settlement agreement (PSA), if required, court costs, copies and postage.  Does not include fees for publication, if required.

Simple Divorce..………………………………………………………………………………………………………………starts at $799.00

Simple Divorce with name change ……………………………………………………………………………………………….$899.00

(1) 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 children……………………………………….…starts at$1,249.00

(1) 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.

 

 

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