Q&A with the Attorney

Shannon Smile

1.) Will I be able to contact you directly?

Yes. It is my policy to respond to all client calls and emails within 24 hours.  Family Law is an emotionally charged area and I make it a priority to answer questions and concerns as quickly as possible.

2.) Do you have courtroom experience?

Yes. I  have appeared in Los Angeles (Stanley Mosk, Norwalk and Long Beach), Orange County, Riverside and San Bernardino.

3.) What is your “philosophy” on divorce?

I believe issues should be settled by the parties, as much as possible. I do not think a Judge is always the most qualified person for making decisions for your family. When settlement is not possible, I believe in zealous representation and using the facts to show the Court why the client’s requests should be granted.

4.) Do you discourage communication between the spouses?

Sometimes.  If the parties can communicate peacefully then that is excellent. However, if they cannot, lawyers should be used as the intermediary.

5.) What are your fees per hour?

$200.00 per hour. We also offer reduced fees and payment plans for low income and unemployed individuals.

6.) Do you offer set-fee services?

Yes. Set-fees are an option and are determined on a case by case basis. Set-fees can range from $250 – $5,000 depending on the type of case and work involved.

6.) What is your retainer fee for hourly services?

$2,000 – $5,000 depending on the type of case and work involved.

 

Call (323) 834-2889 for a free telephone consultation and to ask any other questions you may have.