Your Austin Divorce Attorney  may charge in various ways.  A typical arrangement involves charging a retainer up front which is then billed against at an hourly rate. Often, this initial retainer is enough to complete your case in full. Sometimes, when a case is or become complex, it is necessary to replenish this retainer. In some instances, it is appropriate to charge a flat rate for all work performed. Your Austin divorce lawyer  will typically only charge on a flat fee basis when there is limited work involved and it is clear from the outset the amount of work that will be necessary to resolve your case.