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About The Law Office of Michael L. Lodermeier

Chicago, IL family law attorney Michael Lodermeier talks about what makes his firm different from others as well as how the firm charges for its services.

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what makes my firm different from other
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law firms
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is i believe my firm has an
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open warm feel to it
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it’s inviting we try to maintain a level
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of familiarity
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uh we want people to feel comfortable
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when they come into the door we treat
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our clients like family we want them to
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feel comfortable because they’re going
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through a very
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very stressful time in their life and
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when they walk through our door
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our goal is to make sure that things are
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about to get easier for them
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how we charge for fees is that we take
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in a retainer and the retainer is a sum
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of money that
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uh just about every attorney in our
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business takes in we put that into a
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client trust account
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and that client trust account is where
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that money sits until we
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earn the fee and so we work on the cases
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by the hour
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we charge an hourly rate and we
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keep track of our time with the
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different tasks that we do
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we keep uh entries of that time and then
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at the end of the month we send out
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invoices to all of our clients
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it comes via email and our clients are
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able then to
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look at what work we did for them how
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long it took us and how much that cost
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them
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and then that money gets deducted from
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the retainer and they get to see what
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the balance of the retainer is than
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in that invoice

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