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While the overall attorney pricing for cases will differ depending on the type and complexity of the case, it’s important to have a clear understanding of the financial commitment required to help resolve your family law matter.

If you have questions about pricing, please check the FAQs section or contact the Provinziano Legal Team for more information.


The purpose of the initial case evaluation is to discuss the issues of each client’s case and identify the client’s specific goals for the matter. During the process, we will advise of the legal fees associated with the case.

Once the initial fee is paid and a retainer agreement is signed, the Provinziano Legal Team will take over the case and effectively represent the client.

INITIAL RETAINER: $5,000-$10,000

Also referred to as an advanced fee, the initial retainer is paid before the work is completed. The work completed on your case is billed hourly against the initial retainer.

We charge an initial retainer depending on the case’s complexity, ranging from $5,000 to $10,000. In some cases, the retainer may be more or less than this amount, depending on the case’s unique circumstances and the work involved.

HOURLY RATES: $485 TO $870

Depending on which member of the Provinziano Legal Team completes work on your case, you’ll be charged a different hourly rate that will be deducted from your initial retainer.

The hourly rate for Senior Attorney and Certified Family Law Specialist, Alphonse Provinziano, is $870 per hour. You will be charged $485 to $580 per hour for our associate attorneys.

Attorney pricing information is provided in our retainer agreement, including a full list of hourly rates of any staff member working on your case, which may vary from the information above.


Since we work hourly, each case’s overall cost is different. The client only pays the number of hours worked on each matter. Factors that influence the overall costs of a case will vary and include the following:
  • The complexity of your case
  • The length of any litigation
  • Court orders and number of court appearances
  • Responding to actions of the Opposing Party
Due to the nature of legal cases, we do not promise or guarantee the outcome of your legal matter. Any comments an attorney makes regarding a potential outcome are an expression of opinion only. Any attorney pricing or fees estimate given here or during other discussions may differ from the actual fees depending on the actual length and complexity of the case.


How does a prospective client hire the Provinziano Legal Team?

Please contact us at (310) 820-3500 for your free Case Evaluation, where our team will learn more about your case. If you qualify, we’ll schedule your free Attorney Consultation.

During this initial consultation, we will discuss your case with you, develop an initial strategy, and discuss the applicable retainer cost. If the Provinziano Legal Team believes they can provide an effective legal solution and you wish to move forward, you will pay an advance fee and sign a retainer agreement to begin services.

What is An Advanced Fee?

An advanced fee is required when hiring the Provinziano Legal Team. It is paid before the work is completed – much like paying a writer in advance, then he writes a book. The advanced fee is an estimate of the hourly work to be performed on the case and is necessary to ensure that the client will pay for the work.

How is my advanced fee accounted for?

In most family law cases, billing is done on an hourly basis by the Provinziano Legal Team. Therefore, each team member has an hourly rate related to their work. All work performed on the case is accounted for based on the time worked.

If the work exceeds the amount of the advanced fee, additional amounts may be due to complete the matter. If the work is under the amount of the advanced fee, any overage will be refunded to the client.

How do your fees compare to other firms?

The Provinziano Legal Team is fair and ethical in the fees charged and its billing practices. Clients who have questions regarding billing or attorney pricing can easily speak to the team member responsible, including Mr. Provinziano.

Our goal is to provide excellent customer service and aggressive advocacy in court, including attaining successful client outcomes. Every client hopes for a successful outcome when they hire the Provinziano Legal Team, and we strive to exceed expectations every time.

Do you ever work on a flat fee basis?

In some limited circumstances, work can be performed on a flat fee basis for family law matters. If applicable, we will discuss this option in the initial consultation. However, such cases are infrequent as family law disputes are often complex in nature.

What forms of payment do you accept?

We accept most payment methods, including check, credit and debit cards. We currently accept American Express, Mastercard, Visa, and Discover cards.

What is a retainer agreement?

A retainer agreement is an arrangement between the law firm and the client which specifies the work performed, the attorney’s duties to the client, the client’s duties to the attorney, the amount of the advanced fee, the method in which work performed for the client is billed and accounted for, and other commercially reasonable terms.

Mr. Provinziano typically reviews each retainer agreement with each prospective client and is always available to answer any questions.

What has been your historical success in legal matters?

The Provinziano Legal Team has a long track record of proven success. While we cannot guarantee the results of any case, we encourage you to examine our past case results and reviews from former clients.

How will I be able to contact the attorney or team member of the Provinziano Legal Team?

Clients will always speak to a professional staff member upon calling the Provinziano office. All calls will be returned promptly, typically within 24 hours or less.

Upon hire, clients are provided with their team member’s personal e-mail addresses and direct contact information and are welcome to ask questions at any point during their case.

The Provinziano Legal Team cares about every client and their case. To us, clients aren’t numbers – they’re people. Our clients often entrust us with their lives, which is a relationship we take very seriously.

What type of family law cases does the Provinziano Legal Team handle?

The Provinziano Legal Team has handled a wide variety of family law issues, including:

  • Divorce
  • Child Custody
  • Child Support
  • Guardianship
  • Grandparent’s visitation rights
  • Spousal Support
  • Marital Property Division
  • Pre-Nup Agreements (aka Pre-Marital Agreements)
  • Post-Nup Agreements (aka Post-Nup Agreements)
  • Domestic Violence Restraining Orders
  • Civil Harassment Restraining Orders
  • Contempt Proceedings
  • Enforcement of Judgment Proceedings
  • Post-Judgment Modification of Judgment Proceedings
  • Post-Judgment Modification of Child Custody Orders received as part of the conclusion of a CPS, DCFS, or Dependency Proceeding
  • Proceedings to Set Aside Default Judgments
  • Legal Separation
  • Annulments (aka Nullity of Marriage)
  • Dissolution of Registered Domestic Partnerships
  • Dissolution of Same-Sex Marriages
  • Jurisdictional Disputes

If you have a unique family law issue not mentioned herein, please feel free to contact the Provinziano Legal Team, as we are always enthusiastic about the opportunity to tackle a unique legal issue with personalized legal representation.

How soon will you start working on my case when I hire you?

Once a client has signed a retainer agreement and paid the advance fee, the Provinziano Legal Team will start work immediately.

During this time, we will provide you with a personalized case-specific strategy and a timetable so you know what to expect as the case progresses through the court system. If your case requires immediate attention, as many do, rest assured that the Provinziano Legal Team will take quick action to effectively address your legal problem and represent you in court.

In some cases, the Provinziano Legal Team has been hired with less than 48 hours to prepare for court and has been successful at those hearings through swift preparation and aggressive representation.

How will you update me on my case?

Clients can expect the Provinziano Legal Team to update them regularly as their case progresses through the legal system. Clients can also expect periodic written reports and statements of their accounts and will be notified of upcoming court dates in writing.

In preparation for court hearings, the Provinziano Legal Team will meet with the client personally to fully prepare the client for court and explain the possible outcomes.

In accordance with our philosophy, the client will also be able to call and set appointments to speak personally with Mr. Provinziano and Provinziano Legal Team Members and will have access to their direct contact information.

At Provinziano & Associates, our mission is to treat our clients as we would want to be treated and to provide every client with excellent, personalized service.

Do I have to attend court?

In most family law matters, the Provinziano Legal Team will require your attendance at court. If you live out of state, we can request you attend court by telephone.

This request will have to be granted by the court, and for out-of-state clients, it is reasonable to expect it to be routinely granted. If you cannot attend court, the Provinziano Legal Team can seek a continuance for you, many of which are required by law (e.g., the client is on military deployment).

What is the Provinziano Legal Team's commitment to attorney-client confidentiality?

We know discussing sensitive issues with someone you’ve just met is difficult. At Provinziano & Associates, rest assured your secrets are our secrets. Anything said to an attorney or legal team member, including anything discussed during attorney consultation, will never be divulged.

If issues arise during litigation that would cause sensitive information to be divulged, a Provinziano Legal Team member will strategize with you on how to best protect the confidential information.

Don’t let legal issues cause you unnecessary stress. Contact our experienced family law attorneys in Los Angeles today to schedule a consultation and learn more about our transparent and reasonable attorney pricing options. Let us help you find a cost-effective solution to your legal needs!