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San Diego Lawyer Consultation Fees

All potential new clients are entitled to a free consultation: this can be done over the telephone or in person. It usually is for no more than a half hour. Where else can you get no San Diego lawyer consultation fees?

Andy Cook bills by the hour.

If you want to hire Andy Cook, you will be asked to make a down payment.  Some people call this a “retainer”, but that is not an accurate term.  A better word is “deposit” because if the money paid is not used up, the unused portion is refunded.

The amount of the deposit will depend on a number of factors, including the complexity of your case and your employment status.  Andy Cook bills by the hour and draws against the deposit until it is used up.  The hourly rate depends on whether or not you have legal insurance or have been referred by a referral panel.  If your deposit is used up, you will be billed for additional fees and costs on a monthly basis.  All information about your deposit is in a fee agreement which both you and Mr. Cook will sign.

Andy Cook accepts Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover Card, as well as cash and money orders and cashier’s checks. If you owe money beyond the initial deposit, personal checks are accepted as well. Andy Cook does not charge, and he is not allowed to charge, a surcharge or finance fee simply because you use a credit card.

If you are unable to make it to our office, we can send you a fee agreement by mail, fax, or e-mail.  In such situations, you may normally pay by credit card online by going to the home page of this website. Or, of course, you can simply mail in a check instead, provided that it is a cashier’s check or money order.

Our fee agreement provides that other people besides you may pay for our initial deposit, or subsequent amounts due. Obviously, if Andy Cook accepts payment from a third party via credit card, that third party must sign a special written authorization that can be emailed to you or that person or both, for signature by the third party; or, in certain cases, the third person may use this website and make a payment online.

Whatever your method of payment, our goal at the Law Offices of Andy Cook is to keep the cost of legal services under control.  Thats why we offer no San Diego lawyer consultation fees for new clients.

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We Break Up Marriages

Our team leads the way with their extensive legal knowledge and a genuine understanding of the unique challenges that family law issues can present. Learn how our decades of experience and dedicated legal strategy set us apart.

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Five-Star Client Reviews

In Their Own Words

At Andy Cook Law, we prioritize crafting the right strategy for your case, and it makes all difference. Read some of our client testimonials below.

    “The Best of the Best”
    “Mr. Cook fought for us with the tenacity and resourcefulness we’d hoped for. His work ethic and staff are truly professional, and we are thankful to have him on our team! They are the best of the best!”
    - Matthew S.
    “Excellent Experiemce”
    “I hired him to take care of my divorce and he and his team was very thorough during the whole process.”
    - Former Client
    “A Pleasure to Work With”
    “He demonstrated a unique ability to listen and define complex legal issues while providing all the support I could possibly require. His professionalism, sincerity and extraordinary legal knowledge are truly amazing.”
    - Former Client
    “Cleaned Up A Mess”
    “Andy was on the ball, quick, and got the results I needed. Trust me, he is an excellent attorney and he really cleaned up a mess that my previous attorney made. Mr. Cook got me what my other attorney could not get.”
    - Former Client
    “Tremendous to Work With”
    “Andy has a lot of experience, and he is responsive to his client’s needs. He was tremendous to work with during the painful process of divorce. I could not have chosen a better lawyer to work with during my divorce.”
    - Robert H.
    “He Held Our Ground”
    “Andy guided me through the court process and helped me with custody and support issues. The other party wasn't giving an inch. Andy held our ground and got the judges to rule in my favor on two different occasions.”
    - Former Client
    “A General in the Battlefield of Litigation”
    “Attorney Andy Cook and his team of professionals were the best. With Andy in my corner, I felt like a winner. Always prepared and motivated, he removed a lot of my worries. A true General in the battlefield of litigation.”
    - Rod B.
    “Professional, Courteous, and Helpful”
    “Presented the best options for us to help the divorce go smoothly - made time to call/email when new options were available to us. Engaging and clear about the process.”
    - Former Client

What Sets Us Apart

Individual Attention and High-Quality Legal Services
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    We've helped thousands of clients like you win their cases, all while practicing with integrity.
  • Attention to Detail
    We prepare meticulously for your case, documenting everything to avoid making mistakes.
  • Highly Responsive & Prompt
    When you need us, you'll get us. We prioritize fast communication and regular updates.
  • With You at Every Step
    We guide you through the legal process and make sure you never wonder about the status of your case.

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