Consultation & Fees

Rettinger Law understands that every case is unique and fees are set according to the specfic neuances of each situation. Generally clients are offered a half hour free consultation. Ms. Rettinger’s standard practice is to bill hourly; however, for Estate plan drafting and adoption cases Rettinger Law generally enters into a flat fee arrangement. Upon retention of Rettinger Law services a deposit is required. The amount of the deposit will depend upon several factors. Rettinger Law bills biweekly for services rendered and draws against the deposit until all deposited funds have been exhausted; at which time you will be billed for additional fees and costs. If upon completion of services part of the deposit remains unused that portion will be returned to you. The details of the deposit are described in the fee agreement. Rettinger Law accepts Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover Card, as well as cash and checks.

Juvenile Dependency
These are proceeding to protect children and reunify families whenever possible, when there is alleged abuse or neglect of a child by a parent or caregiver. In these proceedings county counsel represents the social worker and the court may appoint a lawyer to represent your child. Parents also have the right to have a lawyer represent you and advocate for reunification and proper services to ensure your family comes back together.