What to Expect

How do I make an appointment for an initial consultation?
Call (360) 693-1630 or email us at info@julietlaycoe.com.

What can I expect at the initial consultation?
During the initial consultation, we will listen to your concerns, review and discuss your information and documents, answer your questions and discuss the legal services we may be able to provide in the future, including the cost of our services.

Is there a fee for the initial consultation?
For most initial consultations other than estate planning, we charge a flat fee for one hour for the initial consultations.   For more extensive consultations, including second opinion consulting and coaching appointments, we charge our hourly rate for the estimated time involved in the appointment. The fee is generally due at the time of the appointment. We do not charge an initial consultation fee separately for estate planning matters. The charge for the consultation is included in the cost of the estate planning services.

Do I need to bring anything to the initial consultation?
Please complete the appropriate intake form and bring it with you to the initial consultation along with any requested documentation.

Here are our intake forms:

What happens after the initial consultation?
You have the opportunity to decide if our firm is a good fit for you. A positive working relationship is important if our firm is assisting you with your needs and goals. If we agree to provide legal services to you, we will confirm our agreement with a written fee agreement or an engagement letter.

Is a fee deposit required in order to retain your firm?
In most cases, you must pay a fee deposit pursuant to our fee agreement or engagement letter if you want our firm to provide legal services in the future. The amount of the fee deposit varies depending upon a number of factors, including but not limited to the complexity of the case and the issues involved in the case.

What forms of payment do you accept?
We accept payment in cash or by check. We also accept most major credit cards.