Law Office of Michael B. Mangano

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Legal Fees

The Law Office of Michael B. Mangano provides most services on a flat-fee basis, rather than typical hourly billing.  Flat-fee billing tells the client from the beginning how much they will be responsible for paying so they can budget accordingly.  This eliminates any surprises at the end of the month when the client receives his/her bill.

In addition to flat-fee billing, the office provides a free initial half-hour phone consultation. Over the phone we can discuss some minor strategy, any concerns that you may have, how much time might be involved, and what the necessary process would be. The time might not allow for a complete case analysis, but it will help guide you through the important steps and prepare you for the road ahead.

If you prefer to meet in person, or if you would like a second consultation in person before committing to representation, the office can arrange this as well. The office will charge a small fee for an in person consultation that will be due that day. If you choose to move forward with representation, this fee can usually be waived or deducted from a flat fee.

Please understand that the flat-fee is for legal services provides by the office.  The fee does not include any out-of-pocket expenses, such as filing fees and court costs.  The office will do its best to limit these fees and keep you informed of when they will be incurred.