Dear Monika1:

Greetings. Our firm promises flat fees, so we accept payment at the beginning of representation. When we do litigation, there are separate payments based on time and the sequence of events during a litigation file, but they are not installment payments.

I believe that most other firms in the Wake County area bill hourly, but request a retainer amount up front that must be replenished when used up, or when it gets below a certain dollar amount. I would continue to investigate options of payment with the firm you are trying to retain. Best of luck.

Janet L. Fritts
Attorney with Rosen Divorce
4101 Lake Boone Trail, Suite 500
Raleigh, North Carolina 27607

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Are there any attorneys in the area (Wake County) that accept installment payments for legal balances (divorce) or do all prefer up front payment?