PRENUPTIAL AGREEMENT: $ 300.00

This document orders a division and apportionment of marital interest in former spouse's retirement funds, pursuant to language set forth in the Decree of Dissolution of Marriage.  It must be approved by the Plan Administrator, signed by both parties, and then approved and signed by the Judge.  A certified copy is then obtained and submitted back to the Plan Administrator for distribution.

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QUALIFIED DOMESTIC RELATIONS ORDER (QDRO): $ 450.00

PETITION FOR TEMPORARY ORDERS: $ 400.00

This would be any type of Response to any pleading, i.e. Response to Petition for Dissolution of Marriage; Response to Complaint for Paternity; Response to Petition for Modification; Response to Petition for Enforcement, etc.  The initial filing fee is $269.00.

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RESPONSES: $ 300.00

               By Consent Decree: This procedure takes about 3 months for completion.  There is no Court hearing and both parties are agreeable to the terms and provisions set forth in the Decree and both will sign the final documents.  This procedure gives the parties more flexibility as they can make changes from what was set forth in the Petition to what is set forth in the Consent Decree.  There is the initial Court filing fee of $338.00 when the Petition is filed, and a second Court filing fee of $269.00 when the Consent Decree is submitted to the Court.  You must attend a Parent Information Class Program.  I will prepare and calculate the Child Support Worksheets and Parenting Plan.

               By Default: This procedure takes about 3 months for completion.  The Respondent is either agreeable to the Petition or does not file a Response.  There is only 1 filing fee to the Court of $338.00, making this procedure the least expensive.  The Petitioner will attend a default hearing to obtain the final Decree.  This Decree must request the same items as the Petition.  You must attend a Parent Information Class Program.  I will prepare and calculate the Child Support Worksheets and Parenting Plan.

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               By Consent Decree: This procedure takes about 3 months for completion.  There is no Court hearing and both parties are agreeable to the terms and provisions set forth in the Decree and both will sign the final documents.  This procedure gives the parties more flexibility as they can make changes from what was set forth in the Petition to what is set forth in the Consent Decree.  There is the initial Court filing fee of $338.00 when the Petition is filed, and a second Court filing fee of $269.00 when the Consent Decree is submitted to the Court.

               By Default: This procedure takes about 3 months for completion.  The Respondent is either agreeable to the Petition or does not file a Response.  There is only 1 filing fee to the Court of $338.00, making this procedure the least expensive.  The Petitioner will attend a default hearing to obtain the final Decree.  This Decree must request the same items as the Petition. 

ANNULMENT, LEGAL SEPARATION OR DIVORCE WITH NO CHILDREN: $ 350.00

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When a family law matter has become contested, the parties are frequently scheduled for numerous hearings before the court until a settlement can be reached.  I can prepare all of these documents for you, however, I cannot represent you at your hearing.  Typically the first hearing is the Alternate Dispute Resolution hearing which is scheduled after a Response is filed.  The court requires that a Resolution Statement be prepared for this hearing.  Many times your case can be settled at this Alternate Dispute Resolution hearing.  If not settled, the matter will be scheduled for subsequent hearings.  Prior to the pretrial and trial phase, you may want to have discovery documents prepared such as Uniform or Non-Uniform Interrogatories, or Request for Production of Documents to serve on the other party.  These documents are optional.  However, if the other party serves you with Uniform/Non-Uniform Interrogatories or Request for Production documents, you are required to prepare Answers.  I can assist with those documents as well.   Once you get to the pretrial and trial stage, more documents are required, such as the Pretrial Statement and Inventory of Assets and Debtors and Proposed Distribution.   You may want to submit Exhibits for the trial, and there is a certain procedure that is required by the court for the submission of these exhibits.

A Property Settlement Agreement is an optional document that can be prepared to accompany the Decree of Dissolution of Marriage.  It sets forth in more detail the property awarded to each party and the debts attributed to each party.

               By Default: This procedure takes about 3 months for completion.  The Respondent is either agreeable to the Petition or does not file a Response.  There is only 1 filing fee to the Court of $333.00, making this procedure the least expensive.  The Petitioner will attend a default hearing to obtain the final Decree.  This Decree must request the same items as the Petition.  You must attend a Parent Information Class Program.  I will prepare and calculate the Child Support Worksheets and Parenting Plan.

               When a child is born to parents who are not married, even if the Father's name is on the birth certificate, it is important to get Court orders into place regarding custody, legal decision making, which parent will be designated to be the primary residential parent, what will be the parenting time for the non-residential parent, what child support should be awarded, which parent covers health insurance for the child, how are the non-covered medical expenses of the child apportioned between the parents, and who claims the child for income tax deductions.

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PATERNITY: $ 450.00

LEGAL SEPARATION OF DIVORCE WITH CHILDREN: $ 450.00

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A Prenuptial Agreement is a document prepared and signed by both parties prior to their getting marriage.  It sets forth what assets and debts should be awarded to each party should the parties later become divorced.  Both parties are given a duplicate original of the signed Agreement.  This is not filed with the court.

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This is a procedure to change any prior Court order.  Many times it is used to stop child support for an emancipated child (attained the age of 18 years and graduated from high school).  Other modification examples would be modifying child support due to change in incomes of the party or parties or change in custodial/parenting times (provided the change to increase or decrease support is 15% or greater); or modifying legal decision making; parenting time etc.  The Court filing fee is $84.00 provided the filing party has previously paid an initial filing fee or appearance fee.  The responding party must be served and there will be a court hearing.  (The fee on modifications can vary depending on the issues being modified, whether it is a single issue modification or multiple issue modification).

This is a procedure to request a court hearing during the pendency of your divorce or legal separation case to ask for temporary orders for such things as child custody, parenting time, child support, spousal support, awarding exclusive use of community property and apportionment of community debts.  The Petition must be served on the responding party prior to the scheduled hearing date.  Many times temporary order documents are filed and served together with the initial Petition for Legal Separation of Marriage or Petition for Dissolution of Marriage. 

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This is an action brought against the other party when he or she is not adhering to a previous Order entered by the Court, i.e. not paying child support or spousal maintenance; not paying medical expenses for the minor children, not providing health insurance coverage; not paying community debts; not awarding property or assets; not paying legal fees, etc.  There is a Court filing fee of $84.00 provided the filing party has previously paid an initial filing fee or appearance fee.  A court hearing will be scheduled and the other party must be served.  (The fee on enforcement petitions can vary depending on the issues that are contempt).

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PETITION TO MODIFY EXISTING COURT ORDER: $ 350.00 - $ 450.00

               By Consent Decree: This procedure takes about 3 months for completion.  There is no Court hearing and both parties are agreeable to the terms and provisions set forth in the Decree and both will sign the final documents.  This procedure gives the parties more flexibility as they can make changes from what was set forth in the Petition to what is set forth in the Consent Decree.  There is the initial Court filing fee of $333.00 when the Petition is filed, and a second Court filing fee of $264.00 when the Consent Decree is submitted to the Court.  You must attend a Parent Information Class Program.  I will prepare and calculate the Child Support Worksheets and Parenting Plan.

PRETRIAL AND TRIAL DOCUMENTS: $ 250.00 - $ 350.00

PROPERTY SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT: $ 350.00

PETITION FOR CONTEMPT/ENFORCEMENT ORDER: $ 400.00 - $ 450.00

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