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Avoid Billing Surprises
with Frank Fee

Our innovative pricing model offers transparent, all-inclusive access to your legal team for a simple upfront fee

Most legal billing is nuts.

When attorneys follow tradition and bill by the hour, bad things happen:

1. You don’t know what you’ll pay until the end of an engagement. There’s little else in the world you buy without knowing the price.

2. It creates an incentive – even a subconscious one – for your attorney to work slowly and add steps. They should be focused on results. But with hourly billing, the more complex the paperwork, the more they get to charge.

3. You feel scared to pick up the phone. When you’re billed for every 6 minutes you chat, you hardly want to keep them in the loop about life changes. That’s backwards – your lawyer should know what’s going on in your life.

There shouldn't be a meter running on getting the legal help you need

At Watson Law Group, APC, we’ve implemented Frank Fee so we all can escape the madness of hourly billing. Frank Fee means transparent, all-inclusive access to your attorney for an upfront fee.

  • For estate or business succession planning, we’ll give you a menu of 3 service levels to choose from. You’ll always know exactly what’s included.

  • For litigation, we’ll tell you up front how much each phase of your case will cost. You’ll decide what’s right for you – before we move forward.

Our all-in pricing means
you'll never see an extra bill for...

Hourly Fees



Legal Research

Long-Distance Calls



Local Travel


Office Supplies & Overhead

Billing by the hour is business
as usual. But that's not good
enough for us.

Your estate planning, business succession planning, or trust litigation involves a tight advisory relationship over matters close to the heart. That’s why it’s so important that we use a pricing model that aligns our compensation with your best interest. We’d rather be working on your case than creating systems to track every detail around it. And we care more about doing right by you than about trying to squeeze every penny out of our clients.

We’ve successfully worked hundreds of trust and estate matters, so we know what to expect when we see a case come in. When we set the price upfront, that means we shoulder all the risk of it taking longer than we expected — not you. We’re the experts, after all.

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Decide how to proceed from a menu of Frank Fee pricing choices.



With open access to your attorney, you'll get great support and financial peace of mind.

Frequently Asked Questions

A1: Frank Fee Pricing is a innovative pricing model implemented by Watson Law Group, APC, that aims to bring transparency and simplicity to your legal matters. Unlike traditional hourly billing, Frank Fee Pricing involves an upfront fee that covers all the services and costs associated with your case.

When you engage our services, we will provide you with a clear and comprehensive breakdown of what is included in the pricing package. This includes access to your dedicated legal team, who will guide you through every step of your legal journey. From initial consultations to document preparation, negotiations, and court representation, all the necessary services are covered under our Frank Fee Pricing model.

By eliminating the hourly billing structure, we ensure that you have a clear understanding of the financial commitment from the beginning. This way, you can plan your budget accordingly and avoid any unwelcome surprises or uncertainty down the road. With Frank Fee Pricing, you can focus on the legal support you need without worrying about watching the clock or tracking billable hours.

Frank Fee Pricing encompasses a wide range of services and expenses to provide you with comprehensive legal support. Our goal is to remove the need for separate billing items and extra charges, making your experience as smooth and transparent as possible.

Under our Frank Fee Pricing model, you will have access to your attorney for open communication and guidance throughout your case. You won't be billed separately for legal research, long-distance calls, copies, faxes, postage, office supplies, or any other administrative tasks related to your legal matter. These costs are all covered under the upfront fee, ensuring that you have a clear understanding of the total expense from the outset.

Additionally, Frank Fee Pricing eliminates any surprise fees or add-ons that might be associated with traditional billing models. We believe in providing an all-inclusive package that allows you to focus on the legal assistance you require, rather than worrying about unexpected expenses along the way.

Frank Fee Pricing offers numerous benefits compared to traditional hourly billing, providing you with a more transparent and client-centered experience.

First and foremost, Frank Fee Pricing gives you certainty and transparency regarding the cost of your case. With traditional hourly billing, it's often difficult to predict the final bill until the engagement ends, leading to uncertainty and potential financial strain. Frank Fee Pricing eliminates this unpredictability by providing an upfront fee that covers all the necessary services, allowing you to plan your budget and make informed decisions from the start.

Furthermore, Frank Fee Pricing encourages open and frequent communication without the fear of being charged for every conversation or interaction with your legal team. This fosters a strong attorney-client relationship, enabling your lawyer to have a deeper understanding of your case and the ability to provide tailored advice based on your specific needs. You can feel comfortable reaching out to your attorney whenever necessary, knowing that you won't face additional charges for seeking guidance or updates on your legal matter.

Another significant advantage of Frank Fee Pricing is the removal of incentives for attorneys to work slowly or add unnecessary steps to increase billable hours. With traditional hourly billing, there may be subconscious motivations for attorneys to prolong engagements. However, with the upfront fee structure of Frank Fee Pricing, our focus is on delivering results efficiently and effectively. We prioritize achieving the best outcomes for you, rather than stretching out the legal process unnecessarily.

Generally, yes (with some exceptions for court supervised trust and estate matters, where the court may require hourly billing, or where a statutory fee applies). Frank Fee Pricing is designed to be versatile and applicable to various legal matters. Whether you need assistance with estate planning, business succession planning, or trust litigation, our pricing model ensures that you have a clear understanding of the costs involved.

For estate planning and business succession planning, we offer three service levels within the Frank Fee Pricing framework. Each service level is designed to meet different needs and budgets, offering a range of comprehensive services to address your specific requirements. During our initial consultation, we will discuss these service levels in detail, helping you choose the option that best aligns with your goals and objectives.

In the case of trust or estate litigation, we take a slightly different approach. Rather than offering predefined service levels, we provide upfront cost estimates for each phase of your case. This allows you to have a clear understanding of the potential expenses involved before making any decisions. We believe in empowering you to make informed choices about how to proceed, giving you control over the financial aspects of your litigation journey.

Frank Fee offers a range of benefits that prioritize your interests and provide you with peace of mind throughout your legal engagement.

Firstly, it provides financial certainty by eliminating billing surprises. With Frank Fee Pricing, you know the cost of your case upfront, allowing you to plan your budget and allocate resources accordingly. You can move forward with confidence, knowing that there won't be unexpected fees or hidden charges that could disrupt your financial plans.

Moreover, Frank Fee Pricing grants you open and inclusive access to your attorney. Traditional hourly billing can create a hesitation to reach out to your legal team, as you may fear being billed for every interaction. With our pricing model, you can communicate freely, sharing important updates or seeking guidance whenever you need it. This ensures that your attorney has a comprehensive understanding of your case and can provide the best possible advice and representation.

Another key benefit of Frank Fee Pricing is the alignment of our compensation with your best interests. We believe in fostering a strong advisory relationship, focusing on achieving your desired outcomes rather than maximizing billable hours. By removing the financial incentives associated with hourly billing, we can dedicate our efforts to delivering results efficiently and effectively, ultimately serving your interests better.

Additionally, Frank Fee Pricing reflects our commitment to providing exceptional value and personalized service. We've carefully designed our pricing model to encompass all the necessary services and costs associated with your case. This means you won't have to worry about being nickel-and-dimed for administrative tasks or miscellaneous expenses. Our all-inclusive approach allows you to focus on the legal support and guidance you require, without the stress of unexpected fees popping up along the way.

With Frank Fee Pricing, we understand that the complexity and duration of legal matters can sometimes be unpredictable. That's why our pricing model is designed to account for such contingencies.

As experienced legal professionals, we've handled a wide range of trust and estate cases and have a deep understanding of the potential challenges that may arise. When we provide you with an upfront fee, we consider various factors, including the complexity of your case, potential legal hurdles, and the estimated time required for a favorable resolution. Our goal is to ensure that the fee covers the majority of circumstances that may arise during the course of your legal journey.


In the event that your case does become more complex or takes longer than initially anticipated, you can rest assured that the burden does not fall on you. With Frank Fee Pricing, we shoulder the risk associated with these unexpected developments. Our commitment is to serve your best interests, which includes delivering quality legal services and navigating any complexities that may arise, without passing the financial burden onto you.

By shouldering this risk ourselves, we aim to provide you with a sense of security and confidence in our abilities. You can focus on the legal matter at hand, knowing that we are dedicated to achieving the best possible outcome for you, regardless of any unforeseen circumstances that may arise.

Yes, at Watson Law Group, APC, we understand that financial flexibility is important, and we strive to accommodate our clients' needs. We offer various payment options to ensure that you can access our services while maintaining financial stability.

We accept payment plans for those who prefer to spread out the cost of their legal representation. During our initial consultation, we can discuss your specific circumstances and work together to establish a payment plan that suits your budget and requirements. This allows you to manage your expenses effectively while still receiving the high-quality legal support you need.

In addition to payment plans, we also accept various forms of payment, including credit cards. Whether you prefer to pay with Visa, Mastercard, American Express, or another major credit card, we make it convenient for you to settle your fees securely and efficiently.

We understand that each client's financial situation is unique, and our team is committed to finding a payment solution that works for you. If you have specific concerns or require further information about payment options, please don't hesitate to discuss it with our team during your initial consultation. We are here to address your questions and help find a payment arrangement that suits your individual circumstances.

Don't settle for a lawyer who
has the meter running on every conversation.

With Watson Law Group, APC’s Frank Fee Pricing, you get transparent, all-inclusive access to your attorney for an upfront fee.