FAQ

How do I make an appointment?

Please call (701) 484-2224 or email contact@suttonlawmediation.com

Where are you located?

222 South Randolph Street, Macomb, Illinois


Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the office is closed to the public. Only persons with appointments will be admitted.

What are your hours?

Regular office hours are:

Monday - Thursday 9 am - noon 1 pm - 5 pm

Friday 9 am - noon 1 pm - 3 pm

And other times by appointment

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the office is closed to the public. Only persons with appointments will be admitted.

How much should I expect to pay for legal services?

What you pay for legal services depends on the amount of time the attorney and support staff spend on your matter. At your initial consultation, your specific circumstances will be discussed to arrive at an estimate. The estimate is only a best guess, and your bill may ultimately be higher or lower.

The fee for the initial consultation for a domestic relations/family case is $150, which is due at the time of your appointment. All other types of cases will be billed at the regular hourly rate.

You may be asked to pay a retainer before legal services begin. A retainer is a lump sum paid in advance for the legal services that will be provided. The retainer is deposited into the firm trust account. Bills are sent periodically and, after an opportunity for client review of the charges, the amount earned to date is drawn from the retainer in the trust account as the firm's earned fees. If the retainer is exhausted before the work is complete, you may be asked to replenish the retainer. If any amount of the retainer is left at the end of the legal work, it is refunded to you.

A written explanation of the billing arrangement and your rights and responsibilities as a client will be provided to you at the end of the initial consultation so that you have that information in determining whether to use the services of Sutton Law & Mediation, P.C.

How much should I expect to pay for mediation services?

Court-Referred Mediation

For court-referred mediation, a retainer of $750 total is due at least three business days before mediation. Each party must pay the portion of the retainer reflected on the Mediation Order signed by the judge.

Court-referred mediations are scheduled to last a minimum three hours. If mediation continues beyond three hours, the parties will be billed for the additional time.

Self-Referred Mediation

For self-referred mediation, the amount of the retainer is based on the type of case and scope of the issues to be resolved. Please call (701) 484-2224 for more information.