What are the typical hourly rates for a divorce lawyer?
What are typical hourly rates for a divorce lawyer?
In Louisiana, attorneys who practice in the divorce area charge from $150 per hour to more than twice that rate. The rate your attorney charges may depend upon factors such as skills, reputation, experience, exclusive focus on divorce law, and what other attorneys in the area are charging. Although a less experienced attorney may charge significantly less than a more experienced attorney, focus on choosing the right attorney, and not the cheapest one.
If you have a concern about the amount of an attorney’s hourly rate, but you would like to hire the firm with which the attorney is associated, consider asking to work with an associate attorney in the firm who is likely to charge a lower rate. Associates are attorneys who ordinarily have less experience than the senior partners. However, they often are trained by the senior partners, so they are very experienced, and are fully capable of handling your case.