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Appointment Request Form



Consultations with Attny. Matney can be by Phone or In Person, but are by prior appointment only.


If you would like to speak to Attny. Matney, please fill out our Appointment Request E-mail Form below
to set an appointment with her.




To avoid confusion and to make sure there is no Conflict of Interest, all appointments are set and confirmed via e-mail only.


This e-mail communication in and of itself will not establish an Attorney-Client Relationship, so please do not send confidential information via this e-mail Form.   If you later do have a consultation with Attny Matney, an Attorney-Client Relationship will be established and Attorney-Client confidentiality will apply whether your conversation with her is In Person or by Phone.


It is necessary for us to have the full names of the parties to run a Conflict-of-Interest check before setting an appointment.
If you are doing this from your phone or tablet, touch the blank field with your finger to make your screen keyboard appear.

Your full FIRST Name:




Your full MIDDLE Name:




Your full LAST Name:




Any former Names you have ever had:




The Full Name of the Other Party involved in your case or situation, if applicable:




Any Former Names the Other Party has had that you know of, if applicable:




Issues you would like to discuss:




Dates of any Trials, Hearings, or Conferences that are already scheduled in your case:




Information about the states where you and the other party reside and work is necessary to determine what court(s) may possibly have jurisdiction over your case.


State where you currently reside:




Approximate date you began living at your current residence:




Approximate dates you ever lived in Maryland, if applicable:




Approximate dates you ever worked in Maryland, if applicable:




Approximate dates the Other Party ever lived in Maryland, if applicable:




Approximate dates the Other Party ever worked in Maryland, if applicable:




Ages of children involved in your case, if applicable:




If you have had a consult with Attny Matney before, please put the approximate date of that consult here (if you don't remember the date, then put the approximate year):




If you have already had a consult with Attny. Matney, please give a brief description of what has happened since the time you last spoke with her, if something has changed or something new has happened:




The Maiden Name of the Other Party that is (or will be) involved in your case, if applicable (What was her last name before she married anyone?):




If you are, or were, married to the Other Party, what was the Other Party's last name before she married you?




Any other former Names of the Other Party that is (or will be) involved in your case, if applicable:




We offer In-Person consultations Monday through Friday starting at 3:30 pm.   We offer consultations by Phone any time.


*Because Attny Matney is often busy during the day on weekdays, you can increase your chance of getting a Phone appointment very soon by requesting an appointment that is for 8:00 p.m. or is for 3:00 pm on a Saturday or Sunday.   If you need to speak to her during the day on a weekday, it may take a few days longer to schedule.


Date and time you would like to have Phone appointment -- must be at least 48 hours away from the time you send this Form (If you would prefer an In-Person appointment, please skip to the green writing below - Please note:   If you have an In-Person appointment, we ask that you not bring another person in the room with you to speak with the attorney because if someone other than anyone who works for the attorney is present when you speak, the Attorney-Client priviledge is broken):




In case Attny. Matney cannot speak with you on your preferred date above, please give three possible alternate dates and times, that are at least 48 hours away from the time you send this Form, you may want a Phone appointment with her:





If you would prefer to have an In-Person appointment, please consider what we offer for this below:

We offer In-person appointments Monday through Friday starting at 3:30 p.m.

In-Person appointments must be reserved at least One Week ahead of time, but not more than two weeks away.


If you need to speak with the Attorney outside of these hours, or sooner than One Week away, you should request a Phone appointment by filling in the applicable spaces above.   --Evening or week-end Phone appointmments can often be arranged within 48 hours.


*If you have a deadline coming up soon for something in your case, you should set a Phone appointment instead of an In-Person appointment.


If you would like an In-Person appointment, please give the date and time below you would like your appointment that is at least One Week away from the time send this Form to us, but not more than two weeks away.


To avoid confusion and delay, please put the DAY OF THE WEEK and DATE you would like an appointment.   Please be sure that this is at least One Week away from the time you send this request to us, but not more than two weeks away.




In case the Attorney is not available on the date you would most prefer, please give three alternate dates, that are at least One Week away from the time you send this Form, but not more than two weeks away, and that start at 3:30 pm.   To avoid confusion and delay, please put the day of the week and date for each.




If you have already been to Court for a hearing in your case, please put the approximate date of the most recent hearing and describe what happened at that hearing here:




If a Court has already issued any Orders in your case, please put the approximate date of the most recent Order and the County or City of the Court this Order was issued from here:




Your private voice mail number (that the Other Party cannot access):




Please describe how you found out about us
(If someone referred you to us, please put that person's name below):




If you have you been served with any kind of legal papers, please briefly describe here.   For example, a Summons and Complaint for Divorce and/or Custody, Protective Order, etc.   Please also put the approx. date you received them, and how you received them:




Confirmation of your appointment time and place will be sent to you by e-mail, so please check the e-mail addresses you give below for our response to your request.


Your private e-mail address (that the other party cannot access):



*Required -- This Form will not be processed if you do not put your e-mail address here --   To avoid confusion regarding dates, times, and location/phone number, and to avoid possible double-booking, all appointments are set and confirmed via e-mail only.


An alternate private e-mail address (that the other party cannot access) that you would like us to use if we receive an "undeliverable" message (i.e., due to company filters used for work e-mail, spam filters, mail box being full, a misspelling in the e-mail address given above, etc.):



*Giving us e-mail addresses from two different e-mail providers will increase the chance that we will be able to help you quickly (i.e., will increase the chance that communication will still flow quickly even if there is a problem with one particular e-mail provider at any time).


**Please double-check the spelling of your e-mail addresses above before sending.   The next reply you receive from us will be by e-mail sent to the addresses you put above.


Notes or anything special you would like us to know:  




The rate for Attny Matney's time is $275.00 an hour.


The average initial consultation takes about an hour.   --It will take about an hour for the Attorney to get the basic information from you and give you her advice.


If you want to then discuss different possible scenarios, that would usually take over an hour.   Appointments are usually set in one-hour increments.   There is no guarantee that the Attorney will be able to talk to you for any longer than the one hour at that time.   If the Attorney does have the extra time that day (which is not guaranteed), and if you want to go past the first hour, she would be glad to do so, but then your consult would cost over $275.00 and your credit card would be charged for that time.   All billing after the first hour (after the one-hour minimum charge) is done at the $275.00 an hour rate in 5-minute increments.


Your credit card information is required to reserve an appointment.   We accept MasterCard and Visa only.


Although funds will be reserved on your credit card ahead of time via a pre-authorization Approval Code to reserve your appointment, this Authorization will not be turned into a Charge until after the time of your consultation.


Phone appointments may be cancelled at any time before the appointment time with no charge or cancellation fee.   Any cancellations for Phone appointments must be done by sending an e-mail to us at mail@MatneyLawFirm.com telling us you want to cancel your Phone appointment.


Cancelations for Phone appointments may be done without charge at any time by sending us an e-mail telling us you would like to cancel at any time before the time of the scheduled appointment.


(Cancellations of In-Person appnts must be done by sending an e-mail to us at least three days before the time of the scheduled appointment).


The average initial consultation takes about an hour.   --It will take about an hour for Attny. Matney to get the basic information from you and give you her advice.


Appointments are usually set in one-hour increments.   There is no guarantee that Attny. Matney will be able to talk to you for any longer than that one hour at that time.   If the Attorney does have the extra time that day (which is not guaranteed), and if you want to go past the first hour, she would be glad to do so, but then your consult would cost over $275.00 and your credit card would be charged for that time.   All billing after the first hour is done at the $275.00 an hour rate in 5-minute increments.



We do not accept any cards other than MasterCard or Visa.
A debit card with a MasterCard or Visa logo on it, will usually also work.

Card Type (MasterCard or Visa):




Your Master Card or Visa Number:




Expiration Date on Card:




Security Code
(the last set of numbers on the back of your card):




Your Name as it appears on the credit card:




Address associated with credit card:


Street Address:




City and State:




Zip Code:




Bank Name on Card (i.e., MBNA, Citibank, etc.):




Electronic Signature -- Entering your name here shall serve as your electronic signature and agreement with the terms and conditions described above on this page:  




Please click or press on the gray SEND button below to send your form to us.

If you have provided all the requested information in the above Form, you should receive a response from us by e-mail at the e-mail addresses you gave above within 24 hours of the time you click on the gray SEND button below.   If you do not receive a reply from us, please check your SPAM, "Junk," and "Promotions" folders.

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If, after pressing the gray SEND button below, you are taken to the top of this page where you see your answers again instead of seeing our Exit Page, please scroll back down to the gray SEND button (you won't need to re-type your answers) and press the gray SEND button again until you see our Exit Page.



Thank you for your patience!