Free Initial Consultation with a Family Law Attorney
Call us at 281-550-6650 between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. to schedule your FREE divorce consultation via teleconference, or office appointment with C. Eric Schmidt or Marilyn Gale Vilyus, Attorneys at Law. Evening and weekend appointments are available.
We are happy to schedule your Free Consultation at a time that works best for your schedule. Many times, we schedule appointments directly before, after, or between court hearings. So, if for any reason, you are running late, or cannot make the appointment, it is important to let us know ahead of time. Please have a list of questions prepared in order to address the issues most important to you.
Free Divorce Consultation
The attorney you meet with will discuss with you personally the divorce process, various options regarding filing and serving, and the different types of fee arrangements offered by our office. We will discuss what actions are necessary, and the best way to resolve your matters in a timely and cost effective manner.
$250.00 per hour for Any Other Initial Consultation
This consultation is for clients who need advice about a family law matter other than a divorce -- such as a modification of a divorce decree, child custody order, child support collection or defense, or any other modifications, matters of enforcement or discussions of other kinds of family law issues. Your first consultation in this type of matter is $250.00 per hour or $125.00 for thirty minutes. It may be that we provide you with all of the information you need as a result of this single appointment! We may advise you of a way to resolve your issue without filing a lawsuit and having to go to Court.
Other times, we can inform you and help you conduct a "cost benefit analysis" to determine whether or not you should proceed legally -- even though you may, indeed, "have a case!" This paid consultation could, in fact, save you thousands of dollars in legal fees and untold emotional distress! Of course, if we believe that you should proceed legally and you wish to use our services, we will provide you with our contract and fee rate schedule for your consideration! We are anxious to be of service to you, and will advocate aggressively on your behalf!
However, we are honest and objective in our analysis of your particular case facts, and we will not entice you to file a case unless we believe it is in your best interest to do so!