What is a Contingency Fee?

Oakland Probate Litigation Lawyer Explains Types of Attorney Fees

At Triay Law Office, our Oakland probate litigation attorneys are able to take certain inheritance dispute cases on a contingency fee basis. In some cases, the office may have the resources to advance costs of litigation, as decided on a case-by-case basis. Contact our office for more information about attorney fees for probate cases.

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The contingency fee is where I take the case on a percentage basis, where the client doesn’t have to pay me as we go along and I get a percentage of what is recovered at the end. Generally on a contingency fee case the client will have to pay the out of pocket expenses for court filing fees, the deposition fees and the subpoena fees.

Occasionally, I will reach an agreement with the client where I advance those as well so the client doesn’t have to pay anything at all on an ongoing basis. If I do that then I have to raise the percentage that I charge on the percentage fee. I think is pretty standard for attorneys in this field. However, as I said there are many firms that won’t take cases on contingency because they just can’t do it economically.

If you need an attorney to help you with an inheritance battle, call the Triay Law Office at (510) 463-3165.