Pricing & Services


ADR Rule 114 services starting at $195/hour

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custody evaluation

Sara Erickson-Nelson, JD, MA and Laurel Ferris, MA, jointly conduct the evaluation in three phases, the last two of which are optional. A total of $8,400 is due prior to the start of services, half of which will be held as a refundable retainer for Phase II. If a full custody settlement is achieved within 14 days of the feedback session, the Parties will receive a $4,200 refund.

phase I

Flat Fee: $4,200 — Investigation and Feedback. This non-refundable flat fee covers time spent interviewing, observing, reviewing documents and clerical work culminating in a feedback conference with the parties and their counsel.

Phase II

Flat Fee: $4,200 — Report Writing. If the parties do not reach a custody settlement after Phase I, a full written report of the investigation and recommendations will be issued for a flat fee. 

phase iii

Flat Fee: $2,500 — Court Testimony or Deposition. This fee includes preparation time, travel time, and up to one full day of testimony from one or both Evaluators.

Additional: $390/hour — Any time in excess of one full day of testimony will be billed hourly. 

parenting consultant/expeditor

Retainer: $3,900 — sliding scale offered

PC: $195/hour — a hybrid alternative dispute resolution (ADR) process for assisting in issues involving access schedules, parenting style, discipline, extra curricular activities, schooling, and/or as defined by the court order.

PTE: $195/hour — resolving parenting time disputes within the context and confines of existing court orders.

Guardian ad litem

Retainer: $3,900

$195/hour — written recommendations to the Court about the best interests of the child based on an independent investigation into the facts. 

Testimony: $195/hour 


$390/hour, 2 hour minimum — team-facilitated mediation with Sara Erickson-Nelson, JD, MA and Laurel Ferris, MA.

parenting time supervision

$97.50/hour, 2 hour minimum —supportive parenting time supervision in the community; by attorney referral only.