I have contacted a few lawyers and I have a few questions about how retainers work. does the retainer go towards the total cost/flat fee ?
Lawyer A says they charge a flat rate of $750 plus a $409 filing fee paid to court .
Lawyer B says they charge a cost retainer of $500 . Then there fee is a $1200 . Plus the $409 court filing fee . So the total would be $1700 . So would that be $1200-$500=$700+$409= $1109 . But that doesnt add up to $1700.I am aware of the difference J Charles Ferrari I asked " Does the retainer go towards the total cost/flat fee?"