- Family + Divorce
$150.00 per party/per day
Mediation / Arbitration Hourly Fees
2 Party Case: $175.00 Per Party Per Hour
3 Party Case: $150.00 Per Party Per Hour
4 Party Case: $135.00 Per Party Per Hour
Fees are the same for any additional time spent on document review, research, written findings of fact/law and other outside time, if any, necessary to prepare or make an informed award or evaluation.
For travel time charges for mediations & arbitrations held at locations other than at BAY’s offices in Atlanta, please contact BAY.>
ALL CHARGES WILL BE SHARED EQUALLY AMONG ALL PARTIES, UNLESS OTHERWISE AGREED IN WRITING. RATES MAY BE ADJUSTED FOR SPECIAL SITUATIONS. THE FEE IS TO BE AGREED UPON IN ADVANCE.
OUR CONTRACT FOR SERVICES IS WITH THE ATTORNEY(S). WE EXTEND CREDIT, WITH NO ADVANCE DEPOSIT REQUIREMENT, BASED ON THE ATTORNEY’S CREDIT. THE ATTORNEY, IN TURN, COLLECTS FROM HIS/HER CLIENT. THEREFORE, WE EXPECT PAYMENT FROM THE ATTORNEY(S) REGARDLESS OF CLIENT ACTIVITY. ALL FEES MUST BE PAID IN FULL ON EVERY ARBITRATION PRIOR TO THE AWARD BEING PUBLISHED.
*** A FINANCE CHARGE OF 1.50% PER MONTH (18% PER YEAR) WILL BE CHARGED ON BALANCES DUE OVER 45 DAYS.
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Bruce Steinfeld has been practicing law for 28 years and is a founding member of Steinfeld & Steinfeld, P.C., where he practices exclusively in the areas of Divorce and Family Law. He also serves as a Mediator and Guardian ad litem and is a registered neutral with the Georgia Commission on Dispute Resolution. Bruce is a Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers and a Member of the Family Law Sections of the American Bar Association, the State Bar of Georgia and the Atlanta Bar Association (serving as its Chair from 2004-2005). Bruce is also a Master of the Charles Longstreet Weltner Family Law Inn of Court. Although he litigates “when necessary”, Bruce believes that all Domestic Relations cases should settle. He is a member of the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals and the Collaborative Law Institute of Georgia, and has been practicing Collaborative Law since 2000.
Bruce has received numerous accolades during his career, including being selected as one of the “Top 100 Attorneys in Georgia” by Atlanta Magazine in 2011; receiving an “AV®Preeminent™” rating by Martindale-Hubbell Law Dictionary¹ (the highest possible rating in both legal ability and ethical standards); being named a “Super Lawyer” by Atlanta Magazine (2005-Present); being named one of “Georgia’s Legal Elite” by Georgia Trend Magazine; being listed in The Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers; and being named “Guardian ad Litem of the Year” by the Atlanta Volunteer Lawyer’s Foundation in 2003. A frequent lecturer on Family Law-related topics at continuing legal education seminars both locally and nationally, Bruce has also authored several articles on Family Law-related topics and he and his wife and law partner, Shayna Steinfeld, are co-authors of The Family Lawyer’s Guide to Bankruptcy, Third Edition, published by the Family Law Section of the American Bar Association.
¹ AV®Preeminent™ is a certification mark of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the Bar and the Judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings Fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.