Ruskov and Colleagues law firm created this calculator for calculating attorneys' fees and court taxes payable for proceedings before the Bulgarian courts. The attorneys' fees are based on Ordinance № 1 from 09.07.2004 for the minimum amount of attorneys’ fees (State Gazette № 64 of 23.07.2004, amended with State Gazette № 28 of 28/03/2014) Here we want to emphasize that the attorneys’ fees in respect to article 1 of the Ordinance, are a matter of negotiation between the attorney and the client. The minimum can’t be less than the specified in the Ordinance for the respective legal services. Negotiating higher fees is always possible.
When creating the calculator we did not take into account these legal services, which have as basis a flat fee according to the Ordinance –for instance – the fee for verbal advice is 20 leva (art. 6, point 1), for divorce 600 leva (art. 7, para. 2, point 1), and so on. These fees can be found directly in the Ordinance and are not subject to calculation.
Have in mind that the attorney’s fees are calculated based on the interest for each individual case. For example, for drawing up a contract, the base interest when calculating the attorney’s fees will be the amount set forth in the contract as the price for the services. For a court procedure – the amount specified in the claim (capital, penalties and interest, other expenses).
Note: Please do not direct questions to us for matters regarding the calculation of attorneys’ fees, please ask directly your attorney. If you find a technical error in the calculations or any inaccuracies between the calculator and the Ordinance, please contact us by mail at email@example.com. Your remark will be duly checked and if there is in fact an error/inaccuracy it will be fixed as soon as possible.