LIMITED LEGAL SERVICES AND ADVICE AGREEMENT

BETWEEN KURLIN & RIMSON, PLLC AND CLIENT

 

 

This Limited Legal Services and Advice Agreement (“Agreement”) is between KURLIN & RIMSON, PLLC (“law firm” or “we”) and YOU (“Client” or “you”) to prepare the necessary legal documents for your uncontested divorce (“Services”) through the law firm’s proprietary software on our website, WashingtonDivorceMadeSimple.com (“Website”). Your acceptance of this Agreement also includes your acceptance of the Website’s Terms of Use.

 

1. Limited Representation

  1. Our agreement to provide our Services to you begins when you accept this Agreement by clicking the “I Accept these Terms and Conditions” box on the Website and we have received payment of your fees (“Fee(s)”). This Agreement will end at the time that we provide you access to your completed documents. The legal advice we provide in conjunction with our Services is limited to questions or issues that need to be addressed in order to properly prepare your documents.
     
  2. The Washington Rules of Professional Conduct (“Rules”) prohibit an attorney from representing both spouses in a divorce. Therefore, your spouse is not a client; you are the client. By affirmatively accepting this Agreement, an attorney/client relationship is created. This means that all communications with you will remain confidential and we may decline to give you advice if we have a conflict of interest. For example, if we find that we have already advised your spouse or business partner on a matter, or for any other reason set forth in the Rules.
     
  3. You are making no commitment to use our Services at any time in the future. We have not agreed to represent you by, for example, going to a hearing or trial with you, preparing your case for trial or providing any legal assistance other than the limited legal services and advice required for the particular service that you are purchasing. We have no further obligation to you after completing the task that you have purchased, unless you purchase additional Services.
     
  4. We have not made an investigation of the facts in your case and we are relying on you to provide us with truthful, accurate information to the questions you answer on our Website.
     

2. Services And Fees

 

The Services offered through the law firm and described below are available only when purchased through the Website. All Fees are deemed earned when paid.

  1. Dissolution of Marriage with no dependent children:
    Fee - $349 or two payments of $200 each.
    Once we receive your payment (or initial payment if you choose the two payment option), you will be able to access our system via the Website, set up your personal account, and provide the information necessary for your documents via our proprietary questionnaire. We will review the information you have provided, request additional information or clarification, complete your documents and make them available to you. If you have chosen the two payment option, then we will not complete the documents and make them available to you until you make your second payment.
     
  2. Dissolution of Marriage with dependent children:
    Fee - $499 or two payments of $275 each
    Once we receive your payment (or initial payment if you choose the two payment option), you will be able to access our system via the Website, set up your personal account, and provide the information necessary for your documents via our proprietary questionnaire. We will review the information you have provided, request additional information or clarification, complete your documents and make them available to you. If you have chosen the two payment option, then we will not complete the documents and make them available to you until you make your second payment.

 

3. Services and Costs NOT Included

 

  1. Document Filing. The documents that we are preparing for you require filing with the court. Our Basic Services and Fees (Section 2) DO NOT include the filing of your documents. You are responsible for filing your documents in compliance with court rules. We will provide you with instructions for filing and finalizing your case in the county you select. We do not promise or guarantee any particular outcome of your case.
     
    If you would like us to manage the filing and finalizing of your documents with the court, then, after you’ve begun the process, let us know. There will be an additional service fee for us to handle the filing and finalization of your case, and we can discuss that with you.
     
  2. Court Filing Fees. The Fees you pay us DO NOT include any filing fees or court costs. You are responsible for paying all fees associated with filing your uncontested divorce. The typical filing fee in Washington State is $314. In some counties, you may have additional fees ranging from $25.00 - $70.00.

 

 

4. Authorization

 

You are responsible for filing your legal documents and proceeding as a pro se party unless you have contacted us directly to confirm that you would like us to file your documents for you. If we are performing that task for you, then we will have an additional document for us both to sign evidencing that additional arrangement. You have read, understand, and agree to be bound by the above, and you authorize us to prepare your legal documents.

 

 

5. Service Guarantee

 

We will provide you with the proper documents to file and finalize your Washington uncontested dissolution of marriage in your selected county. We guarantee that the clerk of the court will accept the documents for filing, so long as you have fully completed the questionnaire and followed our instructions. If there is a problem with the documents we have prepared that is due to something we did, then we will provide corrected documents at no further cost to you. If the clerk of court still will not accept the corrected documents, and you provide us written evidence of the rejection (for example, a note from the clerk detailing the error), then you may be entitled to a refund as described in Section 6.

 

 

6. Cancellation/Termination

 

  1. We reserve the right to cancel the Service if your situation or circumstances do not qualify for our limited legal services, or if you fail to comply with this Agreement or the Website’s terms of use. We use a specific and carefully prepared qualification test to ensure that our Service will work for you before you have paid, in order to prevent you from mistakenly purchasing a Service. Fees are not refundable if you have accessed the questionnaire. However, we may, at our discretion issue a refund of your Fees paid, minus a $50.00 administrative fee.
     
  2. You may terminate this Agreement at any time for any reason; however, Fees paid are not refundable. In addition, your Fees are not refundable if, including but not limited to: you fail to complete the questionnaire; you decide not to submit your documents to the court; you fail to print your documents or file them with the court; your spouse is unwilling to sign the documents; you and your spouse decide to reconcile; or, you cannot pay the court filing fees.
     
  3. Refunds. Once you have paid the Fee for our Service, agreed to these terms and conditions, and have created your Client Login, you have initiated the Service and your Fees are not refundable. If we fail to meet our Service Guarantee, or cannot represent you do to a conflict of interest, you may be entitled to a full refund of your Fees.

 

7. Timeliness

 

You must complete the questionnaire and submit it for review within ninety (90) days of creating your Client Login. Upon receipt, we will review your information and request clarifications within three business days (a business day is Monday through Friday, excluding national holidays). If your questionnaire is complete and requires no additional information from you, we will make the completed documents available to you within three business days.

 

 

8. You have read, understand, and agree to be bound by this Agreement, and you authorize the law firm to charge your credit or debit card for the Service, based on the terms and conditions herein.