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FEE SCHEDULE

DIY DIVORCE - for people who file for divorce "Pro Se" ("for oneself"). We provide consulting services for individuals or couples who want to resolve their own issues, but would like the legal knowledge and guidance necessary to file, negotiate and complete their case.

                Fee (pay as you go): Initial 1 hour consultation is $100. For all legal consulting thereafter is on 1/2 hour increments at $150/hour. Consults can be in person, phone or video conferencing.

FRESH PERSPECTIVE COUNSEL - for people who are currently represented, but would like a second opinion. Are you being properly represented? Are your interests being properly served? Are their alternate solutions to a specific issue? Is your divorce taking too long?  We provide a second opinion for people who already have an attorney, but would like a fresh perspective about a specific issue(s) or the proposed dissolution agreement.

                Fee (pay as you go): $350/hour. Consults can be in person, phone or video conferencing.

UNCONTESTED DIVORCE PAPERWORK - for people who have an agreement and NO CONFLICT on financial and custody issues, but would like all the necessary paperwork filed on their behalf. This service includes an initial 1 hour consultation, drafting and filing of all necessary paperwork with the Court and 1 revision of the dissolution agreement.

                Fee (fixed): $1,500 + costs (court filing and marshal fees are approx. $400)

BASIC MEDIATION - for people who have no serious disagreements about finances or custody, but need guided and informed settlement discussions. (Note: This is not an option if there is self employment income or businesses to be divided.) This process includes an initial 1 hour consultation, a 2 hour mediation, drafting and filing of all necessary paperwork with the Court and 1 revision of the dissolution agreement.

                Fee (fixed): $2,500 + costs (court filing and marshal fees are approx. $400)

COMPREHENSIVE MEDIATION - for people who have complicated financial issues, have serious disagreements about custody or cannot communicate.  This process includes an initial 1 hour consultation (separately 1/2 hour each or together), up to three 2 hour mediation sessions, drafting and filing of all necessary paperwork with the Court and up to 2 revisions of the dissolution agreement.

                Fee (fixed): $3,500 + costs (court filing and marshal fees are approx. $400)

WE DO NOT LEGALLY REPRESENT EITHER OF THE PARTIES FOR ANY OF THE ABOVE OPTIONS. WE ARE ONLY PROVIDING LEGAL CONSULTING AND GUIDANCE.

COLLABORATIVE DIVORCE MEDIATION - for people who wish to have their interests represented separately by an attorney who will mediate their interests. Each party will be represented by a like-minded, resolution-focused attorney who will represent your interest during 4 way mediations. This process includes a 1 hour separate initial consultation, two 2 hour mediation sessions, drafting and filing of all necessary paperwork with the Court and up to 2 revisions of the dissolution agreement.

                Fee (fixed): $5,000 + costs (court filing and marshal fees are approx. $400). Additional mediation sessions $600/2 hour session.

LITIGATION - for people who cannot come to an agreement and are in need of Court intervention. This should be a last resort option. We can be hired as your personal attorney to represent your interests in Court with the goal towards resolving the issues outside the Court house in a less abrasive environment.

                Fee (retainer + hourly): Initial retainers start at $5,000 and are billed at $350/hour, costs included and billed to client. Fees include all necessary paperwork, counseling, coaching and attendance at all Court hearings.