(BA, MBA, JD)
Attorney at Law
Lieutenant Robinson, U.S. Navy Flight Instructor, 1992
All Rights Reserved. Copyright 1999 by Ronald Robinson.
Complete and submit one of the website forms (Phone Consult or Office Consult). We will do a conflict of interest check and respond to you by email, normally within a few hours. We do NOT do this by phone.
If you do not want to reveal the fact that you are seeking legal advice, there are several actions you can take. First, when communicating with the Robinson Law Office, do so on a computer and email account on which your spouse has never had access. This often means using a computer that has never been in your home and creating a new email address from a computer outside of your home. Second, use a payment method/source that your spouse cannot access. If you think that cash is the safest way, then you must opt for the Office Consultation.
Do you charge fixed fees or do you use hourly rates, and do you extend credit or have payment plans?
Both, but mostly hourly. It depends on the type of case and the desires of the client. Contested divorce and family law cases almost always require hourly billing. Since the duration of most cases and the amount of work required are inherently unpredictable (and largely controlled by the parties involved), hourly billing is usually more appropriate. If the matter is 100% uncontested, or the duration and work required are near certain or well-defined, then a fixed fee is a realistic option.
No. Banks, credit card companies, other financial institutions, and relatives do a much better job in this area. Anticipated legal fees for the first several months of your case may be required to be covered with an advance deposit and, in all cases, bills must be paid as they are received. The advance deposit (if required), would vary depending on the type of case, be placed into a Trust Account, and your fees would only be withdrawn as they are earned. Unearned funds are returned to the client after the end of the representation. You must normally maintain a positive balance/deposit with the office.
Yes, but not over the phone or through this website. If you are a current client and wish to pay electronically, go to the web page entitled Make Payment Online for the procedures on making payments/deposits via PayPal. If you are a potential client and paying for a phone consultation, then go to the Phone Consult page. Credit/debit cards are accepted in-person at the office for Office Consults.
Yes, all clients must have: 1) an operational email address that they check on a daily basis and 2) the ability to download, open, read and print PDF files.
If you prefer to receive all written communications from your lawyer via 28 lb. engraved ivory stationery with a first-class stamp and 2-3 day delivery time, then you should find another lawyer, preferably one wearing a powdered wig and carrying a feather quill pen.
Yes. People have various reasons for preferring a phone consultation to an office consultation. Some have work schedule conflicts, others cannot make it into a law office during normal business hours, some have privacy concerns, and others just wish to save the travel time. Whatever the case, before I can listen to your facts and give you actual, personalized legal advice over the phone, you'll have to complete and submit the Phone Consultation Form and make your payment via PayPal.com.
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