Fees

Please give us a call to receive more information about the method of calculation of our fees or about received invoices.

We would like the financial aspect of our interventions to be clear to you in order to avoid any misunderstanding in this respect.

Fees

Our fees are calculated on the basis of the time spent on the performed services.

Our hourly rates vary, according to the type of intervention (negotiation, mediation or legal advice), the complexity of the file, the financial stakes and the urgency of the intervention.

The applicable hourly rate will be communicated to you at the opening of the file.

Since 1 January 2014, the fees and costs of lawyers are increased by the applicable VAT rate, actually 21%. The fees and expenses of the mediator are also increased by VAT, except for the fees and expenses of the family mediator.

Office expenses and disbursements

In addition to the fees, we will ask you to pay office expenses and to reimburse disbursements.

Office expenses include the costs of opening a file, typing, postal expenses, printing and photocopying and travelling costs.

The rate of these expenses will be communicated to you at the opening of the file.

Disbursements such as expert fees, translation costs, searches in the national register or ordering of civil status documents, bailiff or court fees are borne by the client, at cost.

Provisions

An advance payment is usually requested at the opening of the file to cover the first services performed.

Afterwards, and in order to avoid unpleasant surprises, you will receive new requests for advances based on the services performed and the expenses incurred in your dossier.

At the end of our intervention you will receive an invoice with a detail of the services performed and the expenses incurred in your dossier. The provisions that were already paid, are of course deducted from the final invoice.