Whenever possible, family law disputes should be resolved through negotiation and agreement. A trial is the last resort for family disputes because coming to an agreement is important for maintaining a stable future, especially where children are involved.
A family lawyer can assist you by drafting a separation agreement that is fair and balances your best interests. A family lawyer can also advise you of the rights and options available for your personal situation.
If reaching an agreement is not possible in your situation, then Mr. Falldien can represent you in court or guide you through self-representation.
The family law services offered are:
- Separation Agreements
- Marriage Contracts
- Divorce Certificates
- Family Court proceedings
- Name change applications
- Child protection (C.A.S.)
Generally, the office charges $275.00 per hour for family law services. In addition to the hourly rate, court attendance fees are charged for each court appearance.
The court attendance fees are:
- Routine adjournment: $200.00
- Case conference: $500.00
- Motion or trial date: $1,000.00
Fixed fees are available for the following:
- Separation agreement: $2,000.00
- Divorce certificate (joint): $700.00
- Divorce certificate (not joint): $800.00
*Note: a consultation meeting is required before the office will open a new family law file. The initial consultation fee is $300.00 plus HST. The fixed fees quoted above do not include HST or court filing fees.