An important question, but one without a quick answer.  Our hourly rate is a
set amount, which will be clearly explained to you, verbally and in writing, but
there is no certainty in the estimate of how many hours which will be
necessary to provide you with the level of representation you seek, or those
your case demands prior to resolution.  As you might imagine, a divorce of
short duration, no children, and little or no property will require fewer hours
than a case with entirely different facts.  Furthermore, cases often take on a
"life of their own", sometimes spawning issues which were originally thought to
be of little consequence, while conversely, sometimes a settlement is reached
when all thought settlement would be impossible.  Things happen.  During the
course of representation, you will provided with a monthly bill itemizing the
hours, expenses, fees, and costs incurred.