Office Hours & Fees
Fixed Fees. A fixed fee arrangement accommodates most estate planning. During the first meeting clients describe their situation and goals, and we educate them about their suitable planning options. On determination and selection of the desired plan and accompanying documents, we can then suggest a fee. It is difficult to anticipate what will be the prescribed plan and corresponding fee until after this information exchange takes place in the first meeting. The work is commenced only upon agreement. If clients choose not to proceed, the only fee charged is a reduced nominal fee of up to $300 to cover the legal and tax advice (often extensive) that is imparted in the first meeting.
The fixed fee estate planning package encompasses: a meeting for the exchange of information and for education about appropriate specific planning options and legal and tax issues; preparation of drafts of documents, a meeting for signing review of the documents, execution of the documents, and instructions for any other steps in the plan.
Hourly. For situations that are less defined or more open-ended, the amount of legal time expended would be tracked at rates up to $375 per hour for senior attorney time and lower hourly rates for legal assistant time.
We are available by appointment during general business hours of Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. However, we are willing to be flexible for those whose schedules may require earlier morning or later afternoon/early evening appointments. Home visits can also be arranged for those unable to meet at our convenient office.
Metered parking is available in the immediate surrounding block of our building located at 22 W. Pennsylvania Ave., Towson, MD 21204
Chris A. Owens
Jensen, Hassani & Focas, P.A.
22 W. Pennsylvania Ave.
Towson, Maryland 21204
Direct Dial: 410-321-9349