How much will my case cost?

It depends. Generally speaking all of the cases we handle are billed on an hourly basis, and the hours we need to devote to your file will depend heavily on a number of factors including, the complexity of your case, the actions taken by opposing counsel and how the ultimate result in your case is achieved. After we have a better understanding of the issues involved in your specific case, we will be able to better estimate your potential expenses. We believe that a cost benefit analysis is essential to quality representation and we invite you to contact us to discuss your case further so we can help you assess the costs and benefits of engaging in litigation.

How long will the process of litigation take?

The timetable for cases pending in federal court is often times shorter than the timetable for matters pending in state court. In state court, cases are typically tried to conclusion within one year. The complexity of your individual case may shorten or lengthen this timetable considerably and we would welcome the opportunity to discuss the details of your case with you to better estimate your anticipated timetable.

What is discovery?

Discovery is the process of gathering information after a lawsuit has been filed. There are many forms of discovery. For instance, written discovery may include written questions or written requests for the production of documents. Discovery may also include depositions, which is the informal process of obtaining oral sworn testimony. Often times written discovery may be served along with a copy of the Complaint, and as is the case with providing a response to the Complaint, answers to the discovery must be provided within a specified time. If you have been served with discovery, we invite you to contact us so that we can review your case and any related discovery.

Do you offer free consultations?

In order to better understand your case and determine if we can assist you, we will meet with you briefly to discuss your case. This initial meeting is free of charge. If we believe that we can assist you with your case, we will provide you with a written retainer letter that outlines our fees and expectations. If you choose to retain the Firm to represent you, then our representation will begin after we have received your agreement and signature to the terms outlined on the retainer letter, and the appropriate retainer fee.

How do you bill for your services?

Our billing arrangement will be defined in a written retainer letter. Generally speaking all of the cases we handle are billed on an hourly basis, and each client receives a bill each month which must be paid within 30 days.

Can you file a lawsuit on my behalf?

Yes. We represent both Plaintiffs/Petitioners and Defendants/Respondents in civil cases. If you believe that you may have a potential claim, we invite you to contact us to discuss the facts of your particular matter in greater detail so we can determine what causes of action may be available to you.

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The Law Office of George O. Peterson, PLC is a boutique litigation firm specializing in complex civil litigation involving trusts and estates, business matters, guardianships and conservatorships, and beneficiary designation disputes.

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