Court Policy

Please be advised that the therapists, therapist interns and staff of Risso Counseling, Inc. do not participate in person, by phone or in writing in any court-related matter that the client of Risso Counseling, Inc. may be a party to or become a party to in any way. The therapists and interns of Risso Counseling, Inc. do not write letters regarding their client’s treatment to any entity, including court. The therapists and interns of Risso Counseling, Inc. at no time will offer an opinion or recommendation in any court matter, especially as it relates to custody.

 

Court Policy & Fee’s

 

Please be advised that should a therapist or intern from Risso Counseling, Inc. be ordered by court to write a letter to the court, the time shall be billed at $200 per hour.

 

Please be advised that should a therapist or intern from Risso Counseling, Inc. be court-ordered to appear in court, the fee stipulation is as follows:

-$2,000 per day plus $200 per hour for travel to and from the court

-$200 per hour for preparation

 

All therapists and interns of Risso Counseling, Inc. will NOT be ON-CALL at anytime. Should a case be trailed, or continued, the therapist will be paid in full for each day as well as an additional $1,000 per day as it hinders the therapist’s or intern’s ability to be available to their other clients.

 

All court fees must be received by a cashier’s check 7 days prior to the court date. Should the court, calendar the hearing for another date, the therapist or intern must be re-issued a new subpoena with the new court hearing date.

 

Should the therapists or interns be on vacation, the party initiating the court order must take reasonable steps to avoid imposing undue burden or expense on a person subject to the subpoena.

All Risso Counseling, Inc. clients understand and agree to the above-stated court policy and stipulation, including but not limited to the fee structure for all related court matters.