Financial Responsibility and Retainer Agreement
Fees for service shall include, but not be limited to charges for consultations, interviews, evaluation appointments, collateral appointments, broken and canceled appointments, testing, test scoring, test interpreting, reviewing printed materials, reviewing documents, preparing and providing reports, affidavits, testimony, and staff and research assistant time. The fee schedule for all services by Dr. Silverman is included on a separate page.
The financially responsible party shall pay the fees for all time and services, whether the time spent in the service is initiated by that party, another attorney, the court, or other persons or agencies relevant to the matter.
There is a minimum retainer of $4,000.00 for each matter. The retainer is to be paid before Dr. Silverman may be identified as having been consulted with or retained in the matter. Appointments with Dr. Silverman will be canceled without notice if this retainer is not paid at least 5 business days before the first consultation or evaluation appointment. The retainer is a credit balance against which fees shall be charged. Of the retainer, the minimum of $1500 is non refundable should the consultation or evaluation be canceled or not completed for any reason at any time by any party or attorney other than Dr. Silverman. Dr. Silverman shall return any unused remaining portion of the retainer to the payer promptly when requested and when notified by the responsible party in writing that Dr. Silverman’s services will no longer be required in the matter. If Dr. Silverman’s fee meets the initial retainer, additional retainers shall be required. Additional retainers and fees shall be paid promptly when requested by Dr. Silverman. Services will be suspended if future retainers or fees are not paid when requested. Testimony, reports, and opinions will not be released until account balances are current.
Payment is due and payable at the time of service. Service charges will accrue at 1.5% per month but not to exceed the amount permissible by law, on any balance not paid within 30 days after the charge was incurred.
Financial Responsibility and Third Party Payments:
The financially responsible party is