Jennifer B. Yates Attorney at Law

What is a Retainer?

A retainer is essentially an advance payment towards your attorney's services. An attorney will bill against these funds until such time as the retainer is exhausted.

Retainers are usually required for any work that is billed to the client hourly. My retainer depends upon the circumstances of your case.

Other Types of Fees

  • Flat Fees - By comparison, other areas of law may require a flat fee be paid, which covers the entire representation of the client.
  • Contingency Fees - Some areas of law also provide for a contingency fee which means that the attorney is paid a percentage of any amount you recover. Contingency fees are not allowed for family law matters.
Jennifer Yates, Attorney at Law

Any Questions?

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Divorce, in 10 steps

If you're new to divorce, see the 10-step overview, a start-to-finish outline of the process in Ventura or Santa Barbara County.

Thinking about a divorce? It's time for a consultation

Even if you're just exploring your options, it's never too soon to talk. I offer initial consultations free of charge.

Making good decisions

When you work with a lawyer, you're the one who actually makes the decisions. Here are some tips that might help.

Jennifer B. Yates, Family Law (Divorce) Attorney, serving clients in Ventura and Santa Barbara counties.