There are set factors that will determine what your flat rate will be. Children, location of other party, and other situational factors come into play. Our family law legal fees* start at the above rates**
For all the above, GST and Disbursements are not included in the above legal fees.
For a more specific quote please call to speak with a lawyer. A rough guide is as follows:
- Cohabitation / Prenup $1,000 – $1,500 range (Only done by a lawyer with 6+ years experience due to complexity of law)
- Separation Agreement $750 – $1,000 range
*The above fees represent the initial flat fee for each service. The flat fee may increase, depending on complexity of the issues and any necessary additional drafting time. Any increase in the flat fee will be discussed with the client in advance.
**The above fees include the cost to draft and execute the necessary documents with the client. Any additional time spent negotiating a settlement, exchange or reviewing financials or any additional work, may result in the charge of additional fees.
Family Law Consultations
The matrimonial law lawyers at Kahane Law Office offer family law consultations billed hourly for only the time spent consulting with the lawyer. This link will direct you to the flat rate family law consultation page.
Why all Family Law Matters Cannot be Flat Rate
Unfortunately, with conflict, there is uncertainty in how long or the requirements to finalize a matter. Lawyers bill their family law legal fees based on time. For uncontested matters we know the time it will take to help you. Couples can disagree and change their minds repeatedly with contested issues. While we respect that people should strive for the outcome they desire, these matters do not fit into a flat rate situation.
What Our Family Law Legal Fees Include
The above flat rate family law legal fees include our easy to use information questionnaire, a pre-drafting meeting to go over your family law questionnaire (where required), drafting all the requisite documents requested and a final meeting to review, explain and sign the documents. These family law legal fees are for the majority of uncontested family law matters. If your specific situation does not fit into our flat rate family law legal fees structure, we will let you know in advance of you owing us anything. If your matter changes from a uncontested flat rate situation to one where we negotiate or deal with conflicts, we always advise you of a fee change prior to you incurring extra fees. This is our commitment to you.
Things Not Included In Our Fees
In uncontested situations our fees are firm. If there is or if it becomes conflicted, there may be additional charges. We let you know in advance, but some of the things not included are: service on an individual (we do not charge for service made at our office), ordering marriage certificates, negotiations, court appearances, re-drafting of documents because of changing agreements and independent legal advice. You are also responsible for disbursements (court filing fee, court runners, etc. We will explain everything to you.).
Understanding Family Law Legal Fees
We try to be very clear about what our fees include. If you have any questions about what is included, do not hesitate to ask. Many people think that their situation is extremely complicated and that they do not fit not a flat rate legal fee situation. With family law legal fees we will know if your situation does or does not. If they do, the flat rate fee will be determined by the complexity and elements involved. For
example, if more work is required due to situations with children compared when couples do not have children. Our experience is that most people do fit into our affordable family law legal fee structure. This is something that the Law Society encourages all lawyers to do regarding their fees.
Payment Of Family Law Legal Fees
When retained by a new family law client, we require a retainer when we start acting for you. Retainers and other payments are payable by cash, cheque, bank draft, debit or credit card. We hold retainers in trust and we use them to pay family law legal fees only after we render the service to you. For non-flat rate fee areas of family law, we will let you know if we require further retainer as your matter progresses. The family law legal center has more information on family law.
Discounts For The Military And Veterans
We, at Kahane Law Office, in Calgary, appreciate and we value the effort, hard work and sacrifice that the our Canadian Armed Forces member make (or made) for Canadians and many others around the world. We are happy to extend you veteran & military discounts (please learn more here).
Call Now for Exceptional Service and Flat Rates on Family Law Lawyer Fees
Call today so that we can help you with your family law legal needs. You can reach us toll-free at 1-877-225-8817, or 403-225-8810 locally or email us directly here.