The appellate process can seem confusing and overwhelming after a trial, but for many, it is the only way to receive justice. The cost of an appeal may seem daunting, but there are many ways to easily pay a law firm to handle your appeal. The experienced attorneys at The Appellate Law Firm are here to help make the appeals process as straightforward as possible for you and your loved ones through high quality legal representation and transparency in the payment process. To learn more about how our office can help with your appeal, call or contact us today.
The Costs of an Appeal
When you pay an attorney for an appeal, your money is covering three main costs: attorneys’ fees, case costs, and finance charges. The attorneys’ fees cover the work that your appellate lawyer does for your case, including all research, drafting, filing, and arguments. Case costs refer to the costs of all items that are necessary for your case. This includes payment for trial transcripts, filing fees, copying charges, postage, private investigators, FOIA requests, transportation costs, and more. Finance charges are the costs associated with using any borrowed money or going on a payment plan to cover the costs of an appeal. This is typically the interest accruing on the unpaid portion of your debt. Be sure that the finance charges are always spelled out specifically in any agreement.
Options for Financing an Appeal
It is now easier than ever to finance the costs of an appeal with more options available to meet your needs. However, it is important to point out that before pursuing any funding you should always do your due diligence and research the institution, terms, and conditions of the agreement before agreeing to borrow money for your appeal. Some of the most common methods for financing an appeal include the following:
One of the easiest ways to secure financing for your appeal is with the process of legal financing. Securing the costs of your appeal with legal financing can be done in as little as three minutes over the phone with a law firm that can pre-approve you immediately and connect you with quality lenders that offer great terms for your loan. In many cases, you can receive up to $50,000 in financing and take up to five years to repay the costs. The funding can be secured in as little as a few days to get your appeal started with a quality appellate attorney. Legal financing can even be secured for people with lower credit scores if you have a family member or friend who is willing to cosign the financing for your case.
Short Term Bank Loan
If you have a solid history with a banking institution, another option for financing your appeal is with a short term bank loan. Your bank may be willing to offer you good terms for a short term loan, and repayment of this type of loan on time can improve your credit score. Talk to your bank today to learn more about this option.
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If you need to appeal your case but are not sure how to finance the costs, The Appellate Law Firm is here to help. Call the office or contact us today to learn more.