Estate planning is the preparation of tasks that serve to manage an individual's asset base in the event of their incapacitation or death. The planning includes the bequest of assets to heirs and the settlement of estate taxes.
A durable power of attorney is a document that appoints an individual, to act as that individual's agent. As an agent, this individual is given specific power to make key decisions on behalf of the individual. No retainer, price paid up-front.
Also called a Directive to Physicians, it is a document that allows you to instruct your doctors to administer, withdraw or withhold artificial, life-sustaining treatment in the event you are diagnosed with a terminal or irreversible condition and are unable to make your own health care decisions. No retainer, price paid up-front.
A simple Will provides for the outright distribution of assets for an uncomplicated estate. No retainer, price paid up-front.
A Complex Will provides for an estate where Estate Taxes will apply. No retainer is necessary, cost is paid up-front.
A trust or Pet Trust is a fiduciary arrangement that allows a third party, or trustee, to hold assets on behalf of a beneficiary or beneficiaries. Price is based upon the size and complexity of the estate and beneficiaries. After the consultation, a price will be given prior to beginning work. A Retainer is expected, generally either $1500 or the anticipated cost of the Trust, whichever is less. The cost will be discussed and agreed upon before work is started.
Domestic Relations involves all legal proceedings that directly involve marriage, adoption, child custody, and child support
A Dissolution without Children is a legal process to end marriage where both parties agree on the division of property and there are no children involved. The division of property must be agreed upon before documents are created. Price may increase if changes are made after the initial documents are produced. No Retainer is required, but price must be paid up-front. NOTE: If a dissolution is paid for, but changes to a divorce - the rate becomes hourly and all work done for the dissolution will be billed hourly toward the divorce. The upfront fee becomes part of the retainer. See divorce below for rates.
A Dissolution with Children is a legal process to end a marriage where there is child custody involved. Child custody and visitation and property division must be agreed upon before documents are created. Price may increase if changes are made after the initial documents are approved. No Retainer is required, but price must be paid up-front. NOTE: If a dissolution is paid for, but changes to a divorce - the rate becomes hourly and all work done for the dissolution will be billed hourly toward the divorce. The upfront fee becomes part of the retainer. See divorce below for rates.
A Divorce with or without children is a legal process to end a marriage. Generally, a divorce is necessary when it is either contested by the other party, or terms cannot be agreed upon by both parties and it is necessary for a court to make the decisions on division of property, custody, visitation and/or child support. A Retainer of $1500 is required to begin divorce proceedings.
This is for child support outside of divorce or dissolution proceedings. I can direct you for your initial filing, amending a current support order, or fighting a child support order. The Retainer for this type of work is $1000.
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