If you or the client (if the client is a minor or a ward of a guardian) become involved in legal proceedings that require your therapist’s participation you will be expected to pay for all of their professional time, even if they are called to testify by another party. Your therapist will ask that a retainer be paid of the expected fees at least one or more weeks prior to providing these services. Your therapist’s professional time for legal proceedings may include preparation (document review or letter preparation), phone consultation with other professionals or you, record copying fees, and travel time to and from proceedings, testifying, and time that they wait in court prior to or after they may be called to testify. Due to the time-consuming and often difficult nature of legal involvement, your therapist charges $300.00 per hour for these services.
You will also be responsible for any legal fees that they may incur in connection with the legal proceeding, which may include responding to subpoenas. If we reserve time for testimony and you let us know more than a week in advance that we are no longer needed, all amounts will be refunded less the cost of time that could not be rescheduled.