MEDIATION IS NOT THE ONLY SERVICE PROVIDED BY MARTIN ROSENFELD, ESQ.
A report by Ronald L. Burdge, Esq was filed on March 13, 2018. It is entitled "Attorney Fee Survey Report". The author does an exhaustive research project on the rate attorneys charge their clients on a hourly basis. The report shows that the 25% median rate for attorneys is $325 per hour. (The median rate is the rate that is most statistically prevalent.) I believe in mediation, because I do NOT believe in litigation. Litigation is often unnecessary and priced beyond the reach of many, if not most, clients. In order to assist clients in obtaining affordable legal services, I offer readers of this website an opportunity to access legal services for the rate that ranges between $200-$250 per hour (Please note that this rate does not apply to mediation services). The services covered by this rate include legal consultation, Traffic Court representation, Small Claims Court, contract and consumer fraud consultations, and non-contested divorce matters. Often, timely consultation with an attorney can avoid the need for costly and extensive litigation. The time you would have spent in court can be used for so many other productive activities. Why litigate when mediation or legal strategies can first be initiated? It is worth your time and effort to try all means short of litigation.
I am a member of the NY, NJ, and CT Bars. My interest is in your bottom line and not my own. Consider emailing or calling me. If you live outside of my geographic area, we can have our sessions using on-line tools. This works especially well where there are only a few issues that may require mediation. While I cannot offer legal opinions in States where I am not a member of the Bar, I can certainly offer mediation skills in such situations. Mediation is not a legal procedure, but one that utilizes the concept of Alternate Dispute Resolution. Its goal is simple; Win-Win.
My policy regarding my fee for family mediation is as follows: (Please mention this website when you contact me)
To help you decide on divorce or family mediation, I offer the following proposal in cases where you cite financial need. You will pay my typical hourly fee for the first time we meet. If you choose to continue to mediate your divorce, we will then negotiate an hourly fee for the remaining hours that we will meet. There is no retainer and the fee will be based on your financial ability to pay (i.e. sliding scale).
I practice in Northern New Jersey, but arrangements can be made to ensure that the mediation will take place on alternate sites, closer to where you live. If you live outside of my immediate area, we can use on-line methods of convening such a discussion. Mediate don't litigate.
Perhaps you share my feeling that litigation is not always the answer to the legal/personal issues you are currently facing. Thank you for your review of the information contained in this website. Best of luck in facing the challenges life has presented to you!
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