CHOOSING AN ATTORNEY
for your family law matter is a critical decision, and we recognize that you have many choices. With Attorney Summers and his team of handpicked professionals on your side, you can rest assured that you will have the most competent and zealous representation.
EXCLUSIVELY FAMILY LAW
Unlike most law firms, our practice is concentrated solely in the litigation and negotiation of domestic relations and family law matters. Why is this important? It is important because many purported "family law" attorneys practice in multiple areas of law, and their actual grasp of difficult family law issues may be limited. When the stakes are high, you want to work with an attorney whose exclusive areas of practice are family, matrimonial, and domestic relations law.
PROACTIVE AND COLLABORATIVE APPROACH
A common complaint amongst clients of traditional law firms is that their attorney waits around for something to happen (rather than taking a proactive initiative). At Summers Family Law, we will work closely with you to assess key issues, to explain your options, and to help you reach the desired results efficiently and economically. Together we will develop strategic plans based on mutually-defined objectives and expectations, and assemble the appropriate team required for execution. Through it all, we'll keep you apprised of the potential pitfalls, upsides, downsides, and everything in between so that there are no surprises.
At "traditional" law firms, it may take days for your legal team to return your call or email. However, family law matters typically require quick thinking and prompt action. At Summers Family Law, we are prepared to act when you need us, and will be available for you practically anytime, anywhere.
Sometimes the desired result is a parenting plan that keeps a child in one household during the school week. Or, it is a client’s desire to avoid an alimony obligation after a divorce. And other times, it is obtaining a disproportionate distribution of the marital estate. In all cases, we are focused on the bottom line, which is achieving the client’s desired outcome in the most efficient way possible.
We reject the longstanding notion that lawyers are prohibitively expensive. Instead, we ask you to change your perception of the legal process, and accept that even limited budgets can accommodate a competent attorney fighting for you and your family.
As technology revolutionizes the delivery of legal services, Summers Family Law offers
a variety of modern fee arrangements to fit practically any budget and case:
Certain matters can be handled for a one-time flat fee, guaranteeing the client that a specific legal objective will be accomplished for a predefined cost. This means that you pay once and never pay again, giving you the peace of mind of no additional legal fees.
LIMITED ASSISTANCE REPRESENTATION
Often times clients desire legal representation for only certain aspects of their case. For example, perhaps they want a lawyer to appear with them in court for a particular hearing, but can otherwise manage the case on their own. Unlike many firms, we are proud to offer limited assistance representation to our many entrepreneurial, "self-starter" clients.
The traditional "billable hour" fee arrangement remains appropriate in certain circumstances. For example, cases requiring considerable litigation may indicate that traditional hourly billing is appropriate. If so, you can rest assured that our hourly rates are less than those found at "traditional" law firms, most of which aren't effectively leveraging modern technology for the benefit of their clients.
Only through a careful assessment of your unique case can we can determine the proper fee arrangement, so contact us today to schedule a consultation.