Our general office hours are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Thursday. Consultations with an attorney are by appointment only. The best way to make an appointment is to call us at (972) 562-0777.
Cate Carter charges a minimum of $250 (1 hour) for an initial consultation. Consultations by telephone are available. Karen C. Caton is no longer seeing new clients.
The attorney will set fees and retainers based on your unique situation. A member of our office staff cannot tell you in advance what the cost of a project would be. In certain circumstances they can advise you of our minimum fees, but again every situation is unique. Typically, the consultation is an opportunity for the attorney to learn about your situation and advise you on your options. After that consultation your attorney will advise you of an estimated cost or a base fee for further work or quote you a retainer fee if the extent of the work cannot be estimated.
We accept the following major credit cards:
Discover * Master Card * VISA
Clients who do not desire to use living trusts, have standard family arrangements and a simple plan for disposing of assets (typically, spouse, then children), and do not have taxable estates sometimes need an inexpensive, basic estate plan composed only of wills, financial powers of attorney and health care documents. We have found many problems with the pre-fab forms in the marketplace today, so we have tried to streamline our system to provide you with good quality documentation at an economical price. If you are certain that you do not need more sophisticated planning, you can download our Simple Will Information Form, call the office to work out any details over the phone, return the package to us, and then schedule one visit to finalize the documents.