30-minute free initial consultation.
Meet with one of our family lawyers to discuss your situation and to have some of your most pressing questions answered.
We will review your situation and provide you with options for you to consider.
The no charge consultation is available for first-time meetings only. If you decide to come back and meet with us again at a later date, our normal hourly rate will apply.
We only provide no charge consultation on issues pertaining to family law issues.
Individual lawyer fees are dependent on experience. Fees starting from $250.00 per hour.
Expenses/disbursements are extra. Please see notes below regarding additional expenses that could be incurred if you retain us for your matter.
Our hourly fees are subjected to HST, and you will be required to pay this additional charge.
Flat, fixed fee help to prepare the documents needed for an uncontested divorce.
Our flat fee for uncontested divorce is subject to HST, and you will be required to pay this additional charge.
The fee quoted is for uncontested divorces in the Greater Toronto Area only.
Some (Not So Fine) Fine Print About Our Legal Fees
In addition to our fees, you will agree to pay all expenses/disbursements, even if we cannot settle all your family law issues or we lose at a motion or trial.
We will charge you for general ongoing expenses (also called disbursements) that we have to pay. These expenses include but are not limited to the following:
- long distance telephone calls,
- photocopying costs,
- costs to deliver documents to court or to your spouse and or his/her lawyer,
- court filing fees, and
- necessary land, company registry or other searches that need to be conducted.
Depending on the complexity of the case, we may need to hire one or more of the following people to assist us in providing you with the best legal advice and services. We may have to hire:
- private investigators,
- court reporters,
- expert witnesses,
- another lawyer, and/or
- property appraisers.
If we need to hire any of these people, we will first discuss the matter with you and obtain your approval. It will be your responsibility to pay for their services, either directly or as part of the retainer you will provide to us from time to time.
Changes to Fees
If our fees increase, which they may, we will give you at least 30 days’ notice of such change.
In addition to our legal fees and expenses, you also agree to pay any Harmonized Sales Tax (HST) that we are required to charge you.
If we are successful in settlement or at court, we will seek a sum of money called “costs” from your spouse. These costs, if we secure them, will be applied to reduce any fees still owed to us by you, or will be sent to you if you have fully paid your account.
If we are not successful in settlement or at court, your spouse may seek costs against you. You are responsible for paying the costs ordered to your spouse.