Although we attempt to provide flat fees for most services, costs and expenses are billed in addition to fees. Fees stated are indicative of normal or average client matters, complicated matters or extraordinary services above and beyond are going to be billed at the normal hourly rate prevailing at the time services are rendered. Our office will assess your particular situation and provide an estimate of services to be rendered. Prior to services being rendered a retainer agreement specifically outlining the services to be provided must be signed and agreed to by the client and attorney providing the services, and a retainer or payment arrangement must be made prior to services being rendered. Each matter is dependent upon the particular facts and circumstances and therefore the scope of services may require change over the course of representation. In that event the authorized representative of the firm will notify and obtain the consent of the client and such scope will be amended in writing.