If you are facing divorce and have done your research, you probably realize how expensive divorce can be. Not only are you charged for your attorney’s time spent engaging in the actual legal work, but it is also common practice for you to be charged for travel time to go to hearings, mediation sessions, or Collaborative Divorce meetings at the lawyer’s regular hourly rate. Further, firms that practice mainly in person incur additional expenses including leasing larger office space, renting additional equipment, and purchasing additional office snacks, drinks, and supplies. And, of course, those expenses get passed on to you, the client.
But what if you were comfortable working with your lawyer through Zoom, telephone calls, e-mails, and other virtual means, and you did not feel the need to meet in person? Since it ends up costing less for the law firm, shouldn’t you get a discount for virtual divorce legal services?