Legal Fees

Each person’s case is different. The fees charged by our law office depend on the nature, complexity, and extent of the services to be provided, which are determined on a case-by-case basis. After the initial attorney consultation, our Pricing Department will discuss with the client the fees to be charged and the manner of payment or monthly payment plan. Before legal services would be provided, the client would be fully informed about the services and charges, and would sign a written Retainer Agreement, that fully sets forth the services to be provided, the expected fees required, and the manner and schedule of payments. Our fees are ordinarily “flat-rate” (as opposed to hourly charges).

Pricing frequently asked questions

RETAINER AGREEMENT’S MODE OF PAYMENT?

DOWN PAYMENT:
Down payment can be made in cash, money order, cashier’s check, personal checks, and credit/debit card.

 

MONTHLY PAYMENT:
We accept personal checks, cash, money order, cashier’s check, and credit/debit card.

 

PHILIPPINE CLIENTS:
Payment can be made via credit/debit card or wire transfer. For the Wire Transfer Bank information, please call our Makati office at (02) 894-0239 / 0258.

 

For ONLINE Payment, click here.

CHECK/S PAYABLE TO?

Law Offices of Michael J. Gurfinkel, INC.

IF I DECIDE TO HIRE YOUR SERVICES, CAN I GO TO YOUR OFFICE TO SIGN CONTRACT?

Yes, but please call our U.S. office at (866) 487-3465 and give receptionist the Consultation # and Name of client. Our office will then call you back for date/day/time of sign-up appointment. Please do not show up or go to our office, without first making an appointment as we need to prepare the Retainer Agreement.

 

Philippine clients please call (02) 894-0239 / 0258.

 

If there is a deadline to be met, please inform receptionist that there is a deadline.

IF I LIVE FAR FROM YOUR OFFICE, CAN YOU MAIL RETAINER AGREEMENT?

Yes. We can handle the signing up via mail.

IF I WILL MAIL RETAINER & PAYMENT, TO WHOM SHOULD IT BE ADDRESSED?

Retainer agreement and payment should be sent to our office addressed as follows:

 

If in the United States, send to:
Attn. New Cases
Law Offices of Michael J. Gurfinkel, Inc.
219 North Brand Blvd.
Glendale, CA 91203-2609

 

If in the Philippines, send to:
Attn. New Cases
Michael J. Gurfinkel Corp.
Unit 701 Heart Tower Condo.,
108 Valero St. Salcedo Village,
1227 Makati City

 

Write in Check’s Memo:
Consultation # and Name of Client

WHAT HAPPENS AFTER I SEND MY PAYMENT?

You will receive the Retainer Agreement Packet. In order for us to open your file, please return the signed Retainer Agreement Packet form, ASAP.

 

Give us about seven working days from receipt of your signed Retainer Agreement Packet, to mail out a Welcome Packet (listing the names of the Attorney and Paralegal handling your case, and containing forms for signature).

AFTER MY INITIAL CONSULTATION, IF I WANT TO ASK MORE QUESTIONS, CAN I CALL AGAIN TO ASK?

Please note that CONSULTATION is one-time only. So please make sure you ask, and have all your questions answered on the day of your consultation. If you have additional questions but never signed-up, please set another appointment, and a consultation fee will again be charged to you.

 

Also, the person who gave you the pricing can only give you a pricing plan, not legal advise. Only the attorney gives legal advice. Please note that we shall discuss the case solely with the person who originally consulted.

 

If you retain our services, you will be assigned a legal team consisting of a paralegal and an attorney. All your legal questions will then be answered by your legal team, not the pricing person.

 

***Filing fees to be determined after sign-up***

Legal Disclaimer

Informational Purposes – This website and the information contained herein were prepared by the Law Office of Michael J. Gurfinkel, Inc. (Law Office) for informational purposes only and is not legal advice. Law Office designed this website to provide general helpful information about Immigration law to members of the public in need of an attorney.

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Each case is different. The information contained herein (including testimonials, “Success Stories,” endorsements, and immigration articles), is of a general nature, and is not intended to apply to any particular case, and does not constitute a prediction, warranty, or guarantee regarding the outcome of your legal matter.

NOTE: There may be deadlines, due dates, court hearings, interview dates, etc., in connection with your case. However, any inquiry, comment, consultation (and/or submission of a questionnaire) does not obligate our office to represent you, make any appearances, file any documents, or provide any legal services on your behalf. No attorney-client relationship shall exist between you and this office unless and until you formally retain our services pursuant to a written retainer agreement, and pay any applicable fees and costs for such services.