In general, after making an appointment, we will send you a questionnaire with some questions that we ask you to complete imperatively at least 24 hours before your appointment.
This questionnaire allows us to analyse your case in advance, to assign you to the most specialised lawyer for your case and to envisage solutions for each case. We will then be able to devote the time of the interview to asking you for any additional information, but above all, to explain your options in detail.
The explanations provided in this questionnaire will allow us to evaluate the complexity of the case, as well as the amount of the fees (125 or 250 euros, depending on the specificity of the procedure).
Thus, we can devote the duration of the consultation to ask for some additional details, and especially to explain your options in detail.
Similarly, at the end of the meeting, we will send you a thank-you email with our recommendations and a breakdown of the applicable fees, so that you can reflect and make an informed decision to take action.
Immigration Law fees
Each consultation lasts 30 minutes and costs 125 euros or 250 euros, depending on the type of procedure.
For instance, consultations for family law or international mobility procedures (single permit, professional card, annuitant visa, change of status, student residence…) are systematically charged at 250 euros.
In addition, consultations with “senior” lawyers are automatically charged at 250 euros.
In case of, after the introduction of a first procedure, a new one is necessary, there will be an additional invoicing.
However, we apply different rates for the subjects included in the framework of international mobility. The processing of these applications being particularly technical, the duration of the appointments will be extended to 1 hour and the fee is then 200 euros.
The amount of the consultation will then be deducted from the fees for the proceedings, if the first advance payment is made within 48 hours following the interview.
Once we have taken cognizance of the case, often after the first consultation, we generally work on a flat rate basis in standard procedures (family reunification, nationality, residence applications ….). The aim is to apply transparency and our client will know from the start how much the procedure will cost. This is obviously a flat rate per procedure submitted. If, after the first procedure has been initiated, a new procedure is required, this will be invoiced additionally.
Family Law fees
Each consultation is mostly 45 minutes long and is invoiced 250 euro. Once we read through the file, often after the first consultation, we usually work on a flat rate basis and then at an hourly fee for all the family law procedures involving legal proceedings (recognition of children, refusal of marriage or cohabitation, divorce, separation, etc).
This means that in this case, clients will first pay a fixed provision which includes:
- The analysis of the file
- The preparation and the writing of a request
- The deposit of the request
- The initial hearing
Depending on the result of the hearing:
- Either we obtain directly a decision and nothing else is due, the file is closed.
- Either we must conclude, and several hearings are required
In the latter case, we turn to an hourly billing for hours worked on the defence of your case (175 euro per hour) and an overview is sent each month to the client with details of the hours worked with an intermediate statement of fee.