Retainers in my area are 3500-5000 so your 3000 is probably about right.
There was a thread here a while ago with the poster asking how do we all afford/pay for attorneys. There were a lot of different answers ~ maybe you could look for that thread.
Dmari, I was going to post this ^^^^^ exact question! So if anyone finds it bump it! My consults with lawyers said I need a PI before filing.....$2000 retainer, cha-ching; and after filing forensic CPA, cha-ching, and his business valued, cha-ching!
Him - WS (the Grub)
married 28 years/4 kids(mostly grown)
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