Fees


We recognize that the cost of legal services can be intimidating.

Our firm offers flat rates for certain services, which are listed below.

By entering into a flat rate retainer, you can obtain legal advice and have your documents drafted by an experienced lawyer for a set price, without any hidden fees or surcharges.

Signing a will, power of attorney or domestic contract is a major undertaking that can have serious consequences for you and your family and should not be undertaken lightly.  Whether it is from our firm or not, we strongly recommend that everyone in that situation obtain professional advice from a lawyer.

For matters that are more complex and/or are contested, a flat fee retainer will usually not be applicable.

In those cases, we bill for our services on an hourly rate, but work to avoid uncertainty by keeping our billing transparent and up-to-date when possible.

If you have a complex and/or contested matter but have limited financial resources, please ask us about your options for legal aid, limited scope retainers and payment plans.

 

Wills and Estates

Simple will $250.00 + HST
Simple wills for a couple $400.00 + HST
Single power of attorney (Property or Personal Care) $125.00 + HST
Single power of attorney (Property or Personal Care) for a couple $200.00 + HST
Two powers of attorney (Property and Personal Care) $200.00 + HST
Two powers of attorney (Property and Personal Care) for a couple $300.00 + HST
Simple will and two powers of attorney $400.00 + HST
Simple will and two powers of attorney for a couple $600.00 + HST

 

Family Law

Simple uncontested divorce

  • includes preparation of application for divorce only, and associated documents, service within Wellington County, filing documents with the court, court fees and all disbursements
$1,200.00 + HST
 Uncontested separation agreement

  • amount depends on the number of issues to be addressed and the complexity of the issues
  • quote for exact flat fee will be provided after initial consultation
  • includes independent legal advice, preparation of separation agreement, sending agreement to other party to sign, and filing with the court (if desired)
  • does not include negotiation of terms of separation agreement
 From $750.00 to $3,000.00 + HST
 Uncontested cohabitation/marriage agreement

  • amount depends on the number of issues to be addressed and the complexity of the issues
  • quote for exact flat fee will be provided after initial consultation
  • includes independent legal advice, preparation of cohabitation/marriage agreement and sending agreement to other party to sign
  • does not include negotiation of terms of cohabitation/marriage agreement
 From $750.00 to $2,000.00 + HST
 Consent motion to change a child support order

  • includes independent legal advice, preparing motion, sending motion to other party to sign, and filing motion with the court
  • does not include negotiation of terms of consent motion to change
 $1,000.00 + HST
Family adoption with consent of all parties

  • includes preparation of all court documents, independent legal advice for the applicant(s) only, filing application and associated documents with the court, and appearance in court
 $2,000.00 + HST
Independent legal advice for separation agreement or cohabitation/marriage agreement

  • includes reviewing the agreement and advising you of the legal consequences of the agreement 
  • does not include negotiation of terms of the agreement
 $500.00 + HST
 Travel consent letter for children travelling out of the country  $50.00 + HST

Notarizing or commissioning a document: $50.00 + HST