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What is Fixed (Always)

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  1. This is one of the more obtuse questions asked recently. Assuming you are asking about what this term means on an Avvo profile it means that the attorney will quote you a flat or fixed fee for legal services: The attorney does not charge hourly or represent clients on a contingency basis but always for a agreed fixed fee.

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  2. Sorry, can't understand.

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  3. Mr. Daymude is correct. When you see this in an Avvo profile, it means the attorney does all work on a "flat fee" basis, meaning the attorney agrees to defined services for a defined fee. Whether this fee arrangement suits a given client or case is an important issue for the consumer. Most clients like the idea of a defined fee (which, by the way, is quite universally set by the attorney to benefit the attorney), but act very surprised when their case turns out to be anything but routine and additional fees are due.

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