Rates & Fees
Initial Consultation: 1/2 hour phone consultation: $75 (to be paid in advance of scheduled call)
**Available for new client only 1 hour in-office consultation: Can be scheduled at hourly rate of $340.00.
$975 (plus costs) for divorce issue only; applicable where we file the divorce complaint. If the client requests that this be billed hourly, such is acceptable.
All other issues (including Divorce where we do not file the Complaint):
Hourly Rate ($340.00/hour) applicable for custody, support, equitable distribution, protection from abuse, alimony, etc.
Minimum Retainer Fees:**
No-Fault Divorce with no other issues
Divorce with ED
Note that retainer fee is an up-front amount, but you will be billed at my hourly fee and said amount will be deducted from the retainer each month. You are expected to maintain a minimum retainer of at least $500.00 on account.
* Could be more depending on facts of case or combination of issues. We can also offer, in some custody and support matters, a flat-fee limited involvement representation in the case and charge less for strictly the initial processing (ie filing the complaint) with only the first hearing covered. This is on a case by case basis.
Although many attorneys charge a percentage for these types of cases, we charge an hourly rate so you are not paying more just because your estate is large. Initial consultations at hourly rate and probate fees have to be paid up front, but once the estate account is opened, you will be reimbursed and it will come out of the estate account. All other fees and costs will come from the estate account.
I bill for my estate paralegal's work at $140.00/hour.
Adoption and Termination of Parental Rights:
We handle TPR (Termination of Parental Rights) cases on an hourly basis at my hourly fee of $340.00/hour, plus costs.
We handle Adoption cases at a flat-rate of between $1500.00 and $2000.00, depending on the type of case, plus costs.
Wills:(includes 30 minute phone conference)
Single Simple Will: $250.00, plus costs
2 Reciprocal Wills: $375.00, plus costs
*There will be an additional charge of $7.00 if a new will has to be printed on the Will form.
Living Will: $100.00, plus costs, or $50.00, plus costs, with Last Will and Testament
Durable Power of Attorney: $120.00, plus costs
Deeds: $120.00, plus costs
Retake Maiden Name: $100.00, plus costs
Name Change: Hourly Rate, plus costs