There is no “normal” retainer or deposit. The amount of a retainer varies with each case and it depends on the issues, nature, and circumstances involved. For example, a simple divorce will require a smaller security deposit than one which involves custody issues, support issues, and asset distribution. The consulting attorney will discuss the amount with you at the end of the consultation after being fully apprised of the issues in your case.
The retainer fee is kept in a client trust account until it is earned by Kales & Kales, PLC. If, when representation ends, there is a balance remaining, it will be refunded to you.