I need an appointment immediately. Is that possible?
Yes! While we have a pretty busy calendar, we can usually schedule an appointment within 48 hours via videoconference or phone. Click here to schedule on your own, or call our office for assistance.
How can I work with you?
Donison Law is a modern, efficient law firm, offering services in person and online (videoconference, teleconference, email, and online document exchange). We are (almost) paperless, including electronic Court filing. This allows us to control costs and pass along savings to you. It also means that if you live anywhere in Arizona, we can assist you.
- In Person. If you want to meet in person at any time, we office with Regus and can meet near your home or work in metro Phoenix.
- Videoconference. Our preferred method of meeting is videoconferencing via Zoom at no charge to you. If you haven’t tried it, we think you will love it. It’s free, convenient, no commute time, and you can videoconference anywhere that you have a smart phone or computer. Bonus: It’s environmentally friendly.
- Teleconference. No access to videoconferencing or having a bad hair day? No problem! Phone calls are an easy substitute for live chats.
- Electronic Document Exchange. We use DropBox Pro for document exchanges. When you become a client, you will be assigned your own private, secure DropBox folder.
Will you represent me at mediation?
Are you a real law firm?
Yes, we are a real law firm, in business since 2006. The nature of law practice is that most of our work is done at the desk, on the phone, and behind the scenes. Pamela works primarily remotely, but we office with Regus, which means a meeting space is close by when needed.
Will you represent me at trial?
Do you offer free consultations?
Yes and no.
We offer the following options, based on Pamela’s reduced* billing rate of $300 per hour:
• 15 minute chat for $75
• 30 minute meeting for $150
• 1-hour meeting for $300
• 2-hour meeting for $600
• 3-hour mediation for $1,000 (includes 20 minutes of document review)
If you retain our services within 30 days of your initial consultation, one-half of the consult fee is credited to your account.
*Based on moving our services to web-based delivery, we felt it was only fair to pass the savings on to you, so our billing rate has been reduced from $350 per hour to $300 per hour.
What are your fees?
It depends! Some of our services are offered on a flat fee, including Mediation and Advisory Services. Legal Coaching and Consulting are offered on an hourly basis at $300 per hour.
Who are your clients?
All types of people engage our services. We have an equal number of men and women as clients, and represent people who make a modest wage as well as multi-millionaire business owners. We represent newly engaged spouses-to-be and divorcing couples who have been together for decades, same sex couples, people who have children from previous relationships and couples with no children at all, home-based consultants and business owners who value privacy and confidentiality. We enjoy working with a variety of clients with one thing in common: they want to handle their affairs peacefully, privately, and with minimal damage to their family.
The firm does not represent parties engaged in cases alleging child abuse or domestic violence, minor child adoption, termination of parental rights. We are happy to provide referrals to our trusted colleagues for those types of cases.
$200 divorce? $100,000 divorce? Which is it?
We have agreed on everything, but we need help with the formal process of getting divorced. Can you help?
Yes we can! We have assisted many couples with a Do-It-Yourself Divorce who have come up with the basic terms of an agreement, but want assistance in filing their Petition or Response, drafting an agreement, and filing their decree or orders. We provide Advisory Services on a flat fee basis and Legal Coaching and Consulting on an hourly basis, depending on your needs.
Can’t I do my own divorce?
Yes and many people do. The Superior Courts offer forms through their Self Service Center free of charge. Unfortunately, many family law issues are more complex than they initially appear, so you may be “penny wise and pound foolish” to do it yourself without some legal advice. We recommend that Do-It-Yourselfers seek advice about the form of Decree or Order that you submit to the Court. It is so much easier and much less expensive to get it right the first time! We provide Legal Coaching and Consulting services on an hourly basis.