You may provide payment through a check issued to Gamboa + Law, PC enclosed with a signed copy of your engagement letter to us, or with the invoice we send you at the end of the month. You may also provide payment via credit card through your invoice via email on the date if you received a Letter from us through email.
Flat fee payments are due prior to the start of services and are refundable up until first draft of the documents are delivered.
For hourly services, an itemized statement of our services and disbursements will be sent to you either at document execution, or at the end of the month, or within a reasonable time thereafter not to exceed seven (7) business days. The Firm reserves the right to charge interest on unpaid balances, not to exceed 3% per annum, on any bill outstanding for more than 30 days.
If you are a client, you may request that we perform additional services outside of the Scope of Representation outlined in any Agreement with us, but additional fees will be charged for such services and you will be responsible for the payment of our resulting fees for such additional services at our standard hourly billing rates in effect at the time such services are rendered, plus disbursements. Fees are determined by multiplying current hourly rates by the time expended, in increments of 1/10 hour, rounded up to the next increment. Attorneys fees depend on the complexity of the matter. We may also employ other attorney’s, including contract attorneys, whose time is billed at variable rates. When contracting with another attorney you will be provided written documentation to the division of fees for you to review and sign for consent. At the discretion of the billing attorney, hourly rates will be charged at an increased rate of time-and-a-half for work billed or client calls after hours or on the weekend due to the client requests or matters that require immediate attention.
If you are a client, you are responsible for the payment of any expenses incurred on your behalf, including reimbursements for all disbursements advanced by the Firm. Such expenses and disbursements include, but are not limited to, filing fees, non-routine photocopying and facsimile charges, long distance telephone calls, delivery fees, travel expenses, and computer research charges. Costs exceeding may be billed directly to you, for that you agree to make prompt, direct payment to the third-party vendor. When payment is made to the third-party vendor notice of payment should be sent to the Firm.
Under rules of ethics, an attorney cannot assume responsibility for out-of-pocket costs such as filing fees. While we may, to expedite the case, pay such costs as soon as they become due, they are your responsibility, and if we do pay any, you must reimburse us if the fees described above are not paid in full. In any event, we will not make any disbursement on the case in excess of $100 without your permission.
If you have any question regarding our billing format or any information about our billing practices, please contact us.
Otherwise we will assume everything is satisfactory.