FEE SCHEDULE

The Eviction Process is in Five steps.  There is an attorney flat fee and cost/expense for each step.  The Attorney Fees are fixed.  The Costs vary slightly depending on your individual case.  Not every case has to go through all 5 steps and you do not pay all attorney fees and costs at once.  Instead, you pay the amount required for each step, in advance of that step. 
NOTE:  Client shall pay for any copy costs and clerk’s transaction fees. SES pays for background checks, printing, Parking, Travel, and law office credit card fees.

STEP 1:  EVICTION NOTICES

The Eviction process begins with service of an eviction Notice.

Eviction Notices:    Preparation and Service of Notices, including Non-Payment of Rent, Notice to Vacate, Non-Compliance with Lease, Notice to Enter, Demand Letter, Notice of Abandonment, Notice of Rent Increase, Notice to Store/Sell Property.

FEE:        Attorney Drafting of Notice                      $ 125.00
COST:     Process Server (Varies by location)       $ 75.00
                Postage/Mailing Certified/Regular          $15.00
                Sub-total Cost:                                         $ 85.00
 TOTAL:                                                                    $ 215.00

Demand Letter Promissory Note:  Comits the tenant to pay amounts owed

FEE:        Attorney Drafting of Letter                      $ 225.00

Consult/Negotiation:  Legal advice regarding any aspect of client’s case.

FEE:       Over 30 Minutes  $ 125.00   Over  Hour   $ 225.00

STEP 3: CASE FILING

Type of filing and order depends on if and when tenants respond to the lawsuit

Order of Alternative Service (Non-Residential Only):  If the tenant is evading service, and personal service cannot be achieved, we will need to get an order allowing service by posting and mail.  Drafting of Order, Motion and Declaration. Posting/Mailing of documents .

FEE:        Attorney Drafting Motion/Orders            $ 225.00
COST:     Unlawful Detain Filing Fee                       $ 90.00 
                Ex Parte Clerk Submission                      $ 35.00
                Expedited Fee (Optional)                         $   30.00
               Process Server Cost:                                $   75.00
              Postage/Mailing Certified/Regular :          $ 15.00
Sub-total:                                                                  $ 245.00   
 TOTAL:                                                                     $ 470.00

Order to Show Cause Hearing (Tenant Responds):  If the tenant answers the lawsuit, we must schedule a show cause hearing,  on 10 days notice.  Drafting of Order Show Cause, Motion and Declaration, Calendar Note, attorney ex parte submission, case filing, service/mailing.

FEE:        Attorney Drafting Motion/Orders            $ 225.00
COST:     Unlawful Detainer Filing Fee                    $ 90.00
               Show Cause Hearing Fee:                         $ 115.00  
               Ex Parte Clerk Submission                       $   35.00
               Expedited Fee (Optional)                           $ 30.00
               Postage/Mailing Certified/Regular:          $ 15.00
               Sub-total                                                     $ 285.00
TOTAL:                                                                       $ 510.00

Order to Reissue or Extend Writ of Restitution:  The writ expires in 30 Days after issuance.  If necessary, we can extend the writ for additional time or motion the court to reissue a new writ. 

FEE:        Attorney Drafting Motion/Order              $ 225.00
COST:     Ex Parte Clerk Submission                      $   35.00
                Writ of Restitution                                     $   25.00
                Sub-total:                                                   $  60.00
 TOTAL:                                                                      $ 285.00

Order of Default (Broken Agreement):  If the tenant breaks a stipulated agreement, we would motion court for an order of default and an immediate eviction.  Drafting Judgement, Order for Writ of Restitution, Order of Default, Motion/Declarations, Military Status Affidavit, case filing, ex parte submission , scheduling with Sheriff.

FEE:        Attorney Drafting Motion/Orders             $ 325.00
COST:     Unlawful Detainer Filing Fee                    $ 90.00
                Ex Parte Clerk Submission                      $ 35.00 
                Expedited Fee (Optional)                          $ 30.00
                 Writ of Restitution                                    $ 25.00
                Sub-total:                                                    $ 180.00
TOTAL:                                                                        $ 505.00

Order to Lift Stay:  After a tenant stays the writ, we may be able to motion the court for an order to lift the stay and enforce the eviction.

FEE:       Attorney Drafting Motion/Orders                $ 325.00
COST:   UD Filing Fee (Non-Residential $240.00):   $ 90.00   
               Ex Parte Clerk Submission                         $35.00
               Expediated Fee (Optional)                           $ 30.00
               Writ of Restitution                                        $ 25.00
               Sub-total:                                                      $ 180.00         
 TOTAL:                                                                        $ 505.00

Order of Default (If No Response):  If Tenant does NOT answer the lawsuit, they are in default, which allows us to evict immediately without a hearing.  Drafting Judgement, Order for Writ of Restitution, Order of Default, Motion/Declarations, Military Status Affidavit, case filing, ex parte submission, scheduling with Sheriff.

FEE:       Attorney Drafting Motion/Orders              $ 425.00
COST:    UD Filing Fee (Non-Residential $240):     $ 90.00    
               Ex Parte Clerk Submission                       $ 35.00       
               Expediated Fee (Optional)                         $ 30.00
               Writ of Restitution                                      $ 25.00
               Sub-total:                                                    $180.00             
 TOTAL:                                                                      $605.00         
 

STEP 2:  LAWSUIT:

If the tenants do not comply with the eviction notice, we can proceed to lawsuit 

Summons and Complaint:  Preparation & Service of Summons/Complaint

FEE:       Attorney Drafting of Lawsuit             $ 125.00 
COST:    Process Server Cost                           $   75.00
               Postage/Mailing Certified/Regular     $ 15.00
              Sub-total Cost:                                     $   90.00
TOTAL:                                                               $ 215.00 


Stipulated Agreement (Optional):   We may enter into an agreement with tenant, either to vacate, or to pay back rent and remain on the property.  If the tenants thereafter default on the agreement, we would be awarded an immediate eviction. (See step 3).  If tenants refuse to sign AND if the matter is not otherwise resolved, the fee shall be applied towards next steps.

FEE:     Attorney Drafting Agreement/Negotiation   $ 325.00



STEP 4: COURT APPEARANCE

  Required only if Tenant responds to Lawsuit

Hearing to Stay Writ:  After entry of a default order, tenants can still motion the court for an emergency order to stay enforcement of the writ, pending show cause hearing.

FEE:       Attorney Court Appearance                  $ 325.00
COST:    Show Cause Hearing Fee                      $ 115.00
TOTAL:                                                                    $ 440.00

Hearing to Quash Writ:   The court may grant tenant’s a hearing to decide whether the Writ should be Quashed of Lifted.  Attorney represents client at this court hearing. 

FEE:       Attorney Court Appearance/Negotiation  $ 425.00
COST:    Show Cause Hearing Fee                           $ 115.00
TOTAL:                                                                         $ 540.00

Show Cause Hearing:  Attorney represents client at court hearing.  If tenant does not appear, client wins by default.  Case Prep, Drafting Judgement, Order for Writ of Restitution, client consult file orders with clerk, schedule eviction with Sheriff’s.  Fee is earned regardless of outcome, whether resolved by agreement, or tenant fails to appear, or court dismisses the case.

FEE:        Court Appearance                                    $ 525.00         
COST:      Writ of Restitution (if Order Signed)      $ 25.00
TOTAL:                                                                       $ 550.00        

STEP 5:  EVICTION & ENFORCEMENT

The County Sheriff’s posts the writ of restitution and then executes the eviction.

Sheriff’s Eviction:  County Sheriff’s rates varies by county, mileage and occupants,

COST:   King: $150  Pierce: $200  Snohomish: $ 250.00
             Sheriff's Bond (Non-Residential)          $ 100.00
TOTAL:                                                 $ 150.00 – $350.00    

Amending Judgment:  The court awards a judgment, plus daily rent for each day until date of vacate.  If Client seeks to convert the daily rent to a Sum Certain amount, we can motion the court to amend the judgment.

FEE:         Attorney Drafting Motion/Order            $ 0.00
COST:       Ex Parte Clerk Submission                   $ 35.00
TOTAL:                                                                      $ 35.00

Satisfaction of Judgement:  If the tenant pays off the Judgment owed, SES may need to draft, notarize and file a satisfaction of Judgment. 

FEE:       Attorney Drafting Motion/Order              $ 225.00
COST:    Ex Parte Clerk Submission                      $ 35.00
TOTAL:                                                                      $ 260.00

Order Of Dismissal: Case may be dismissed if tenant vacates or per agreement

FEE:        Attorney Drafting Motion/Order            $ 225.00
COST:     Ex Parte Clerk Submission                    $ 35.00
TOTAL:                                                                      $ 260.00