Contested Divorce and Separation at an hourly rate
Flat fee applies when both parties are in agreement.
I give people the opportunity to form their own agreements after a thorough discussion of the law and process of Washington Law. The flat fee includes a one hour consultation or mediation session (in person, skype or telephone), drafting all documents per the parties' agreement, all telephone calls necessary to effectuate the agreement and all court appearances.
If experts are needed, I have a list of trusted licensed real estate, business and pension appraisers to help you come to an informed agreement. If children are affected, I have developed a list of trusted and experienced professionals, including child psychologists and counselors who can help you make decisions based on the best interests of your children. Ultimately, I believe people going through divorce have the same basic rights as married persons to come to mutual agreements without interference from attorneys and other non-party persons who may have a financial and/or emotional stake in continuing long and drawn out court battles.
I try to help you take control of your divorce and family law issues by offering an alternative to the financial and emotional treadmill of litigation.
AREAS OF PRACTICE:
Family Law: Divorce (Dissolution), Legal Separation, Uncontested or Noncontested Flat Fee Divorce, Child Support Modifications, Parenting Plan Modifications, Paternity, Nonparental Custody, Adoption and Guardianships.*
Uncontested (Noncontested) Flat Fee Cases: I offer a flat fee when both parties are in agreement. This fee includes a one hour consultation or mediation session,** drafting all documents pursuant to the parties' agreement, all telephone calls necessary to effectuate the agreement and all court appearances. In these cases, neither party needs to take time out of his/her busy day to set foot in a courthouse (unless they want to come along with me to finalize the case).
*Guardianships are at an hourly rate
**Subsequent mediation is $185 per hour
Kari Rose Adams, Family Law Attorney
Do you reside outside of Clark County? We can handle your family law related matter via mail, internet and telephone conference call or internet conferencing. We explain all costs and fees up front and let you decide how much you want to do on your own. If all you need is an attorney to review your paperwork before you file it with the court that is all we will do. No high pressure sales, no large retainer fees, no hidden costs. All is explained to you in writing so you are never surprised. We can make it easier for you to file your case by preparing your paperwork for you or we can handle your non contested case from beginning to end for a flat fee.
We also handle mediation for parties that believe they can sit down and reach agreements. One hour of mediation is included in the flat fee or you can request additional mediation at $185 per hour.