I charge an initial retainer of $1,000, which is worked off at the rate of $250 per hour. In most cases the $1,000 retainer is all that is needed. Some times things can get complicated with QDROs and more than $1,000 is required.
Be aware of QDRO services you see on the Internet offering prices between $350 to $450 to prepare a QDRO. These companies will only prepare the QDRO and they will not get involved with having the QDRO approved by your ex-spouse or with submitting the QDRO to the Court for approval as they are most likely not licensed to practice law in New York State. If you use one of these QDRO services you will have to consult with an attorney in any event, so you might as well have an attorney handle the whole thing and have it done right.
How Do I Get Started? – Email Me and I will forward you a Retainer Agreement, which spells out my services and other documents which you need to sign and complete. Upon receipt of a signed Retainer Agreement and $1,000 per QDRO, I will get started on your matter.