Mario, Gunde, Peters, Rhoden & Kelley, LLC
About this pro
42 years in business
This firm is a powerhouse that you'll want in your corner. They also understand the emotional challenges that clients often experience during legal dilemmas. I appreciated the strength, knowledge, and the occasional "counseling" from my counsel within this firm. Thank you!Jan 19, 2016
Bonnie went above and beyond my expectations during such a hard time. She would check up on me just to make sure I was okay throughout the whole process. She kept me informed about each step how the process worked and what to expect. She was professional and courteous with the proceedings while keeping my best interests in mind. Divorce is never an easy situation but I believe that Bonnie makes it as smooth of a transition as possible.Oct 27, 2015Bonnie K.'s reply
Thank you, Katie, for your kind words. It was a pleasure to work for you and I'm glad you have found my referrals to other professionals helpful. Stay in touch!
- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?Pricing is different depending upon your legal matter. Generally the attorneys in our firm charge $250 to $300 per hour. However a simple will package personalized for you is only $500 and Uncontested Divorces can be as low as $1,500 for the attorney's work. We do not charge for paralegal time nor for administrative work. We also do not count copies and charge by the page which seems to be often noticed and appreciated by clients.
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?The first step with a new client is an initial consultation which gives the client an opportunity to tell their story. At that meeting we work together to design the best path toward a solution to the issue. Each area of law has multiple options for example family law issues may require a choice between a contested or an uncontested divorce or deciding if an aggressive approach to a child timesharing issue is best or if beginning with negotiation/offers is better. In estate planning the question of Do I need a trust? is common and their are pros and cons to creating vs. not creating a trust. I will help my client at every step and he/she will be involved in the processes as we move through the case.
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?I am a summa cum laude graduate of Florida Institute of Technology in psychology with a minor in business administration. My J.D. was obtained here in Florida and I also have worked as a professor of law teaching Introduction to Law to undergraduate pre-law and science / engineering students. I continue to serve as a member of the Advisory Board of the Pre-Law Program at the local university and am a member of the Vassar B. Carlton Inn of Court - a group dedicated to promoting ethics, professionalism and education in the legal community. I am also continually keeping my continuing education current and have many more CLE course credits than are required to maintain my license to practice law.