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									RETAINER AGREEMENT FOR DIVORCE FINANCIAL ANALYSIS SERVICES

Gianola Financial Planning, LLC
2094 Tremont Center, Suite 4
Columbus, OH 43221
614-340-0770 phone
866-669-3832 fax


   1. I, ___________________________, hereby retain and employ Gianola Financial
      Planning, LLC and Beth Pickenpaugh, Certified Divorce Financial Analyst™, to
      provide financial counseling for me in the matter of my divorce. I agree to pay all
      fees and costs incurred. I agree to advance the sum of $_______ as a retainer against
      fees and costs of the consultation.

   2. Hourly Fee Schedule: It is mutually agreed that I shall be charged for services at the
      rates set forth below:

                           Consultation and Preparation                       $150.00/hr
                           Court, Mediation, Arbitration, and Hearing         $200.00/hr
                           Travel Time (outside of Franklin County)            $50.00/hr

   3. Retainer and Payment: All work accomplished shall be charged against said retainer
      of $______ until such time as the retainer is exhausted. I understand that the retainer
      may not pay all the fees and costs necessary to complete the consultation. Should the
      initial retainer be consumed, Company Name may require additional retainers in an
      amount deemed to be appropriate. Any part of the retainer that is not used will be
      refunded.
               I agree that any remainder charges above the retainer will be due and payable
      in full within 30 days of the final invoice. In the event of a delay in final court
      orders, I agree to bring my account current within 30 days of being invoiced. Any
      invoice not paid within 30 days will be assessed interest at the rate of 18% per annum
      (1.5% per month) plus costs of collection.

   4. Obligation to Provide Accurate Data: I agree to provide Gianola Financial Planning,
      LLC with accurate, reliable and complete financial statements and information. I
      understand Gianola Financial Planning, LLC will rely exclusively on such information
      provided. Consequently, I agree I will not hold Gianola Financial Planning, LLC or
      its divorce planners accountable for any errors or omissions in their work product
      resulting from my failure to provide accurate, reliable and complete financial
      information to them.
   5. Independent Legal Advice: Gianola Financial Planning, LLC provides supporting
      financial information and evaluations to be utilized by the client and the client’s
      selected divorce lawyer. Gianola Financial Planning, LLC does not provide legal
      advice. Additionally, all work is deemed confidential, and subject to all applicable
      lawyer-client privileges and work product protections.
   6. Client acknowledges and understands that Gianola Financial Planning, LLC cannot
      promise any certain result in regard to financial consequences of the Litigation,
      including any award of spousal support, or asset and liability distribution between the
      parties of the Litigation.
   7. All work performed by Gianola Financial Planning is deemed confidential and subject
      to all applicable privileges and work product protections. Gianola Financial Planning,
      LLC cannot be held responsible for breaches of confidentiality caused directly or
      indirectly by Client’s sharing of work product or information with third parties.
   8. The Agreement shall be construed according to Ohio law. All claims regarding
      construction or enforcement of the Agreement shall be brought in a court located in
      Franklin County, Ohio.




SIGNATURE INDICATES THE ABOVE HAS BEEN READ AND AGREED TO:

______________________________            ______________________________
Client                                    CDFA™

____/____/________          ____/____/________
Date                              Date

Client’s Address:   _____________________________________________
              _____________________________________________
                    _____________________________________________

Client’s Contact information:
Home Phone: (____)____-_______ Home Fax: (____)____-_______
Work Phone: (____)____-_______ Work Fax: (____)____-_______
Home e-mail address: _____________________________
Work e-mail address: _____________________________

								
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