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Hecht Family Law

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Marsh & Frost, PC

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Meriwether & Tharp, LLP

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The Law Offices of Abbott & Abbott, P.C.

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Flat fee: For "routine" legal work where the attorney generally knows the amount of time and resources necessary to complete the task, he/she may be willing to bill you a flat fee for services performed.

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