You get what you pay for: Why our initial consultation is worth every penny

“You get what you pay for: Why our initial consultation is worth every penny”

By: Lawrence C. Welsh, Esquire

Have you ever heard the phrase: “you get what you pay for?” Some local family law firms offer free consultations, and you may be tempted to schedule an appointment with a family law attorney who offers free legal advice. Our attorneys receive calls from throughout the state of Pennsylvania, the country and internationally. These potential clients are seeking our advice to navigate the otherwise tumultuous waters through which family law matters must pass. In a given day, we may receive dozens of calls seeking our advice and representation. Our firm is sought-out by individuals throughout the globe for assistance in things like international kidnapping, military divorce and more. We realize that if we were to give free consultations, we would be scheduling initial meetings with clients many months down the road, and we would be spending the entire day with clients on initial consultations. Because we do not offer free consultations, the members of our firm are able to work hand-in-hand with the clients who have retained us to assist them in the realization of their goals.

We understand that not everyone is able to afford representation in the family law process. For that reason, we offer many different price points to match up with a client’s need and ability to afford his or her specific matter. Each attorney has a different hourly rate, which our staff will gladly review with anyone who calls. This will ensure that the caller/client is matched up with the right attorney for his or her needs.

Our attorneys will explain the entire process to the prospective client, including how the county where the action is based will affect the process and progress of the matter, and what to expect from any given situation in any particular county. Our attorneys work with our clients to design a tailor-made plan and to present the client with an assortment of options from which to choose. In so doing, we will offer our experienced counsel and advice as to what path will best serve to achieve the client’s particular goals.

When our law firm charges you for our initial consultation, you can be assured that you will leave the office with an understanding of Pennsylvania family laws, and how they apply to your specific set of facts. You can also be assured that the advice you receive at the consultation is based upon your best interest. Should you decide to retain the firm, you will know that you have a strong advocate on your side to fight for your rights and those of your children.

When scheduling a consultation, please inform our office if there are any pending hearings, deadlines for filing an appeal, or any other reason why you may need an immediate appointment. We will do our very best to accommodate your schedule in setting an appointment.

To schedule an appointment with one of our attorney’s or for further information, call us at LaMonaca Law, at (610) 892-3877


About the author

About Lawrence Welsh

Lawrence C. (Larry) Welsh joined the firm in 2003 after five years of practice with the Delaware County Public Defender’s Office. Native to Lansdowne in Delaware County where he attended public schools, Larry graduated from St. Joseph’s College (in its pre-University days) and taught school briefly before entering the hospitality industry and working his way through hotels, restaurants and resorts in four states and the District of Columbia. As a graduate of Villanova University School of Law, Larry now focuses primarily on the firm’s family law practice along with other areas of the Law. Larry handles a full range of domestic relations matters throughout the five-county southeastern Pennsylvania area and looks forward to expanding the firm’s practice, especially in the family-law field, into New Jersey where he is one of three members of the firm (along with Gregory P. LaMonaca and Christopher R. Mattox) admitted to practice.