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Rates and Payments

Following a complimentary consultation to discuss the services your firm or corporation needs, Florida Preferred Paralegals will provide you with an Independent Contractor Agreement for your signature and approval.  The Independent Contractor Agreement will outline the specific terms of our agreement, the scope of the work and projects, the services rates and all other details of our agreement.
Once Florida Preferred Paralegals receives your executed Independent Contractor Agreement and a deposit, we will begin your work immediately.

Terms of Billing for Services:
The services of Florida Preferred Paralegals are billed in 6 minute increments (or 10ths of an hour).   Rates typically range anywhere between $35.00 and $55.00 per hour depending upon the work requested, the complexity of the project(s) and the required turn-around time.  Evening, weekend and emergency services may be available upon request, however these requests will be handled on a case-by-case basis.  Evening, weekend and emergency services will be billed at an hourly rate of 1 ½ times the normal hourly rate.
A non-refundable deposit will be required before Florida Preferred Paralegals commences work.  Overhead costs, such as photocopies, facsimile costs, postage, overnight and/or expedited delivery services, courier services, Court fees, Court docket access fees, investigation fees, Internet search fees, travel expenses and office supplies will be itemized and billed as part of the invoice.  

Payment Terms:
Florida Preferred Paralegals invoices are sent via e-mail following the conclusion of each project, unless other specific arrangements have been made in advance.
Payment is due upon receipt of the invoice.
Past due accounts are subject to penalties and interest and further work on assignments and projects may be placed on hold pending full payment. 

Forms of Acceptable Payment:
Florida Preferred Paralegals’ preferred methods of payment are direct deposit, Money Orders, PayPal, Cashier’s Checks and firm or company checks.  PayPal payments are subject to a 3% processing fee.  Checks may be made payable to Florida Preferred Paralegals, LLC.  Any fees incurred by Florida Preferred Paralegals for returned checks or non-collectible funds will be charged back to the client.
Florida Preferred Paralegals’ FEIN is displayed on each invoice and on our Independent Contractor Agreement.