Frequently Asked Questions
What types of cases does your office take?
The cases listed under “Practice Areas” in the menu of this website represent a fairly comprehensive list of the services we offer. If you would like assistance with a case within one of our practice areas that is not specifically listed, please contact our office to schedule a free consultation. After our consultation, we will determine what assistance we can provide.
What is your service area?
We serve clients throughout Georgia including those in the following localities: Banks County including Homer; Barrow County including Winder; Clarke County including Athens; Elbert County including Elberton; Franklin County including Carnesville and Royston; Greene County including Greensboro; Hall County including Gainesville; Hart County including Hartwell; Jackson County including Commerce and Jefferson; Madison County including Danielsville; Morgan County including Madison; Oconee County including Watkinsville; and, Walton County including Monroe.
Fees and Payment
How much are your fees?
Whenever possible, we like to reach an agreement with our clients in advance on a flat fee that we will charge for our services. This means that you will know what you will be paying for our representation, and there will not be any unexpected charges. The majority of our estate planning and elder law services are charged on a flat fee. However, in some cases, like those that involve litigation, there is no way that we could predict how long our representation might last. In these cases, we would need to charge an hourly fee. Our standard hourly attorney’s fee is $200 and is billed in six-minute increments.
How much will it cost to draft a document, such as a will or trust?
Unfortunately, there is no way that we can tell prospective clients in advance how much their will, trust, or other planning documents might cost. The cost of our services will vary based upon various factors, such as the client’s goals and the nature of their assets. However, after an initial consultation, we attempt to provide prospective clients with approximate range of fees for the types of documents we expect will be appropriate.
What forms of payment does Sperr Law Offices accept?
We accept cash, check, or credit (Visa, Mastercard, Discover, and American Express).
What are the terms and conditions for using your website?
Sperr Law Offices provides the Website for informational purposes only. THE WEBSITE DOES NOT CONTAIN OR CONSTITUTE, AND SHOULD NOT BE INTERPRETED AS, LEGAL ADVICE OR OPINION. YOUR USE OF THE WEBSITE DOES NOT CREATE AN ATTORNEY-CLIENT RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN YOU AND SPERR LAW OFFICES SIMILARLY, THE TRANSMISSION OF INFORMATION TO AND FROM SPERR LAW OFFICES BY MEANS OF THE WEBSITE IS NOT AN ATTORNEY-CLIENT COMMUNICATION. If You would like Sperr Law Offices to represent You, You should request a consultation from our office.
BECAUSE YOU ARE NOT A CLIENT OF SPERR LAW OFFICES INFORMATION PROVIDED BY YOU THROUGH THIS WEBSITE MAY NOT BE PROTECTED BY THE ATTORNEY-CLIENT PRIVILEGE. It is possible that Sperr Law Offices already represents, or in the future may represent, a party whose interests are adverse to Yours. In that case, Sperr Law Offices may not be able to treat information received from You as privileged.
User-supplied information: If you fill out the “contact” form on this website, we will ask you to provide some personal information (such as e-mail address, name, phone number). Further, if chat is available through this site, you may be asked to provide information if you participate in an online chat. Please do not submit any confidential, proprietary or sensitive personally identifiable information (e.g. Social Security Number; date of birth; drivers license number; or credit card, bank account or other financial information) (collectively, “Sensitive Information”). If you submit any Sensitive Information, you do so at your own risk and we will not be liable to you or responsible for consequences of your submission.
Information that you provide to us through the contact form or an online chat will be used so that we may respond to your inquiry. We may also use information you provide to us to communicate with you in the future. If you do not wish to receive such communications, you may opt out (unsubscribe) as described below.
Web server logs: When you visit our website, we may track information about your visit and store that information in web server logs, which are records of the activities on our sites. The servers automatically capture and save the information electronically. Examples of the information we may collect include:
your unique Internet protocol address;
the name of your unique Internet service provider;
the town/city, county/state and country from which you access our website;
the kind of browser or computer you use;
the number of links you click within the site;
the date and time of your visit;
the web page from which you arrived to our site;
the pages you viewed on the site; and
certain searches/queries that you conducted via our website(s).
The information we collect in web server logs helps us administer the site, analyze its usage, protect the website and its content from inappropriate use and improve the user’s experience.
Third-party Services: We may use services hosted by third parties to assist in providing our services and to help us understand the use of our site by our visitors. These services may collect information sent by your browser as part of a web page request, including your IP address or cookies. If these third-party services collect information, they do so anonymously and in the aggregate to provide information helpful to us such as website trends, without identifying individual visitors.
California Do Not Track: Our web services do not alter, change, or respond upon receiving Do Not Track (DNT) requests or signals in browsers. As described in more detail above, we track user activity using web server logs, cookies and similar technologies. Information collected in web server logs helps us analyze website usage and improve the user’s experience. Cookies allow us to offer you a customized experience and present relevant advertising to you.
We take certain appropriate security measures to help protect your personal information from accidental loss and from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. However, we cannot guarantee that unauthorized persons will always be unable to defeat our security measures.
We will not sell, rent, or lease mailing lists or other user data to others, and we will not make your personal information available to any unaffiliated parties, except as required by law, in a matter of public safety or policy, as needed in connection with the transfer of our business assets (for example, if we are acquired by another firm or if we are liquidated during bankruptcy proceedings), or if we believe in good faith that sharing the data is necessary to protect our rights or property.
How can I correct, amend or delete my personal information and/or opt out of future communications?
How long will my documents be retained by Sperr Law Offices?
Our office will retain your case file and documents electronically for at least 7 years after our representation has ended. After that 7-year period has ended, we retain the discretion to permanently remove your case file and documents from our records. All of our clients will have electronic access to their case files and can download copies of their records before the 7-year retention period has expired. We will also provide clients with complimentary electronic or paper copies of their case files before the 7-year retention period has expired.
All estate planning and elder law clients who participate in our “Client Care Program” will have access to Docubank free or charge.
Docubank allows clients to retain their wills, advance directives, and any other documents they choose on a server that is accessible to their family, doctors, and other care providers as the client directs.