Mario, Gunde, Peters, Rhoden & Kelley, LLC
45 years in business
License Type: Attorney (FL)
- 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.