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Attorney's Fees

     Most cases must be evaluated prior to quoting a fee; however, some of the attorney fees may be determined for certain cases depending on the circumstances. For a list of some of the set minimum fees charged, see the chart below.  All fees not listed will be explained to you at your free initial consultation as they may depend on the complexity and nature of each individual case. 
                                                                  ALABAMA DIVORCE

  One of the most common questions we hear is "How much does it cost to get a divorce in Alabama?". We realize how expensive hiring an attorney can be, especially when dealing with something like divorce; therefore, we make it easier on our clients by taking the guess work out of most legal fees. Our fees for an Alabama Divorce are listed below.  Naturally, there is more involved with a contested divorce such as extensive discovery, thorough questioning and depositions, in pursuit of a settlement as well as the possibility of going to trial.  As such, the fees for an Alabama Contested or Negotiated Divorce are higher than those of an Alabama Uncontested Divorce where merely documentation is prepared at once. Regardless, we at The Rose Law Firm want you to know up front what to expect from such an emotional case.  For further information, SEE CHART BELOW

                                                            ALABAMA CHILD CUSTODY

     Alabama Child Custody cases are some of the most complex cases and should only be handled by a custody attorney experienced in this field.  At The Rose Law Firm, we have the experience you need on your side.  Rarely are child custody cases settled out of court due to their very nature as most must be fought in trial.  Due to this fact, don't gamble with who you use to fight your custody case, turn to a Specialized Birmingham Alabama child custody lawyer who can agressively fight for you.  At the first free initial consultation, a custody attorney will evaluate your particular case and set out for you in writing any and all fees that will be required for your situation.  Call or email today to set up your free consultation and let us fight for you. 

                                                                  ALABAMA ADOPTION

     For an Alabama Adoption case, we charge a Flat Fee per each child involved.  This fee is for amicable adoptions were all parties agree.  If you are pursuing an Alabama adoption, you need someone with the experience to prepare the necessary paperwork for your case.  As adoption law is purely statutory, you need someone with the experience to see your adoption case through.  Call us today to set up your free consultation and let us help you.   SEE CHART BELOW

                                                   ALABAMA CHILD SUPPORT MODIFICATION
                If you are owed child support and haven't been paid, you may be owed more than you think.  In Alabama, arrearage accrues for each month that child support is not paid.  If you are owed child support and have not been paid, call us to put our experience as a child support attorney to work for you. We can help determine how much money you are owed and begin the fight to get that money to you.  Whether you simply need an Alabama Child Support Modification or an Alabama Child Support Contempt proceeding, don't hesitate to call or email us today and let us begin fighting for you.  Let us get you the money you deserve.  SEE CHART BELOW
                                                                  ALABAMA ANNULMENT

    Getting an Alabama Annulment is much more complex than obtaining a divorce.  Unless specific requirements are met, the annulment will not be granted.  Annulments typically are more expensive than a divorce due to the fact that most must be litigated in front of a Judge in order for the annulment to be granted.  If you have a question about an Alabama annulment, contact us today for your free consultation with an experienced family law attorney.  SEE CHART BELOW

                                                                         OTHER CASES

     For the majority of other work we must evaluate the time and complexity involved to determine the fair pricing for your individual needs. Please call us at 205-323-1124 to set up your free appointment so that Mrs. Rose can evaluate your case and let you any and all costs prior to beginning work on your case or click here to email us and we will contact you within 24 hours Guaranteed.  

                                                                           FEE CHART    

You will be responsible for the following fees depending on your type of case:

Filing Fees:  vary from $154.00 to $320.00, depending on your county of filing and the type of case.  This is a fee required by the Court in order to process documentation and is separate from the retainer fee paid.
Process Service Fees: This is a fee paid to an outside individual who will make sure your documentation is properly served as is required by all courts.


Retainer Fee:  Nearly all attorneys require a retainer fee, this fee is an amount paid prior to working on your case.  When your case is worked on, time is recorded, and the amount worked is deducted from this fee.   An invoice is sent out every month showing you, the client, the amount used from your retainer.  This retainer fee is an up-front payment that entitles you to a certain number of work hours, based on the hourly rate.  This fee varies from case to case depending on circumstances, and is based on an estimated minimum number of hours required. Once your retainer has been used, a retainer replenishment will be due to be paid to your account at that time. Your retainer fee is used strictly towards time worked on your case by The Rose Law Firm, LLC.

Flat Fees: For some of our cases, we choose to quote flat fees. Although not all cases can be quoted this way due to their complexity and the variables involved, flat fees are a total payment towards attorney's fees.

Other fees:  Depending on your case, you may need experts, investigators, and other outside services.  Any cost for these outside services will be discussed prior to their help in your case as all fees for outside services are the direct responsibility of the client.

                                                 ATTORNEY FEES


Alabama Uncontested Divorce (no children)                                 $2200 Flat Fee*

Alabama Uncontested Divorce (with children)                               $2495 Flat Fee*

Alabama Contested Divorce (no children)                                      $4000 Retainer 
Alabama Contested Divorce (with children)                                   $5000 Retainer

Alabama Separation /Annulment                                                       $3500 Retainer

Juvenile / Family Court Cases                                                            $3800 Retainer

Alabama Adoption  (non-contested, per child)                                   $3000 Flat Fee 
Alabama Custody/Visitation Modification                                           $5500 Retainer

Divorce Modification / Contempt / Rule Nisi                                   $3500 Retainer 

Post Judgment Motions (set aside, new trial, reconsider)            $4500 Retainer

Guardianship/Conservatorship                                                    $3500 Retainer

Alabama Last Will and Testament                                                     $1500 Flat Fee

Health Care Directive/ Living Will                  $1000 Flat Fee

Power of Attorney                          $1250 Flat Fee 

Alabama Prenuptial Agreement / Postnuptial  Agreement                 $2500 Flat Fee

Appeals                                                                                               $6000 retainer


Prices can vary depending on complexity of issues. This is a starting rate.

*Uncontested means that BOTH parties have agreed to the terms of the divorce and the firm is simply preparing the necessary documentation and facilitating filing of those documents with court. If negotations are needed or issues are not agreed upon, the matter will be considered a contested divorce and a new contract and fee will be outlined at that time. 

The above chart is only a guidline to assist in knowing the minimum fee rates charge.  

All fees will be discussed at your first free consultation and an employment contract outlining all terms of employment will be reviewed and signed at the start of representation.

Fees above are only for services rendered by The Rose Law Firm, LLC.  All filing fees, investigative services, court reporter fees, and extraordinary expenses must be paid directly to the particular party rendering service.


     At The Rose Law Firm we believe in being upfront and honest regarding any and all fees.  It is our promise that you will know, in writing, any fees that you will be required to pay before we begin working on your case.  Our number one goal is your satisfaction and we strive to meet that through being upfront and honest with you, the paying client.

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The Rose Law Firm, LLC 
811 20th Street South
Birmingham, AL 35205
 Office:  (205) 323-1124
Fax:  (205) 623-3726

We Accept Cash, Cashier Checks, Personal Checks, E-Checks, Money Orders, Visa, Mastercard, Discover, and American Express


The Birmingham Alabama Divorce Attorneys at the office of The Rose Law Firm, LLC provides quality legal counsel in Alabama divorce and family law, Alabama adoptions, Alabama Child custody, Alabama guardianship, Alabama wills, Alabama estate planning, Alabama child support, Alabama paternity, and Birmingham Alabama divorce modifications.  We represent clients in Birmingham and Jefferson county along with it's surrounding areas including Shelby County, Chilton County, Pelham, Columbiana, Alabaster, Helena, Montevallo, Mountain View,Calera, Chelsea, Harpersville, Forstdale, Fultondale, Vincent, Hoover, Inverness, Indian Springs, Clanton, Jemison, Pell City, Leeds, Moody, Trussville, Vestavia Hills, Gardendale, Bessemer, and Adamsville.


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Copyright 2007 Jennifer Rose, Attorney at Law