What is the filing fee for my case?

Filing fees vary based on the type of case filed and change from year to year. Please contact Urberg Law Office, LLC to verify the particular filing fee for your type of case.

What is a retainer?

A retainer is a deposit or advance payment to the law firm in order to retain the services of an attorney. It may also be used to pay for some of the fees and costs which the firm anticipates it will incur in your representation. The firm will be compensated out of the retainer funds only as it earns the fees or incurs costs on your behalf. The amount of the retainer requested by the firm depends upon the amount of time and costs which the firm anticipates it will spend to represent you. The retainer will usually only cover only a portion of the entire fee anticipated. If the firm concludes its representation and has not utilized all of the retainer funds, you will be refunded the difference. Work will not begin on your behalf, nor will any appearance by an attorney be entered until the retainer is paid in full.

Where is the Allen County Courthouse?

The Allen County Courthouse is located in historic downtown Fort Wayne at 715 S. Calhoun Street, Fort Wayne, Indiana.

Where is the Small Claims Division?

The small claims division is located in the Allen County Courthouse Annex in downtown Fort Wayne.

How long will my case take?

The length of time it takes to complete a matter can vary. Much of it will depend upon the cooperation of the parties and attorneys involved, as well as other factors. For example, a dissolution may take longer if the divorce is contested, and whether or not custody is being challenged.

What is my responsibility as a client?

The first thing that an attorney asks of a client is to be truthful at all times. Withholding information or providing incorrect information will prevent the attorney from giving proper advice. Additionally, throughout the legal process the attorney will have various different requests, so be prepared to give your attorney as much information as possible regarding you and your case. Keeping detailed files with information such as dates, finances and the like will also help your attorney help you. It is also critical that you keep the attorney informed at all times with regard to any changes in your address or other contact information.

What is the role of my attorney?

The attorney will use his or her legal knowledge and training to represent you and to offer you different solutions to your legal problem. The attorney will also represent you in court or another forum, if that is necessary to resolve your case.


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