Brampton Family Law & Mediation Service Fees
Fees for legal services vary and are best addressed on a case-by-case basis.
I often tell my clients: You have the answer to this question. You can predict your spouse better than I can. If they want to take you to the cleaners, the cost will be higher. If they are difficult to deal with, the cost will be higher.
The cost of preparing documents is predictable; however, the cost of my attendance in court is not. Some of my services are offered at a flat rate. Please call me to obtain further information about my hourly rate.
Legal Service Fees
Application & Affidavit for custody and access
Case Conference brief
Motion to change and change in information form, financial statement
Motion to change and change in information form
Settlement conference brief
Application, Financial Statement and Affidavit for Custody and Access (Form 13)
Answer and Affidavit for custody and access
Financial Statement form 13
Financial Statement form 13.1
Application, Financial Statement and Affidavit for Custody and Access (Form 13.1)
Our retainer agreement sets out the disbursement costs. During the initial consult you can request a copy for review. This is to make sure that there are no misunderstandings between us regarding your quoted fees. HST is applicable on all legal services. I accept Interac, debit, VISA, MasterCard, cash and cheque payments.
Consultant “Ghost Lawyer”
Some of my clients prefer to deal with the “other side” themselves. This ensures that they are not billed for the umpteen phone calls, emails or correspondences from the “other side”. Sometimes they simply want to deal with it themselves to avoid the increased hostility when counsels get involved. When the litigation reaches a pivotal stage, the clients are able to retain me as counsel of record in a heartbeat; given that I already have knowledge of the file, the transition is smoother and cost effective. I will require a retainer for this service however the retainer may not be as high as that required for a contested family law matter.