90 Centrepointe Dr, Ottawa, Ontario

Using life insurance to secure support

June 7, 2017

It’s not uncommon for payors of support- whether it’s child support or spousal support- to have their support obligations secured by a life insurance policy. If the payor dies prematurely, the life insurance policy is available to satisfy the remaining balance of their support payments. A court can order that support be secured by way…

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The price of delay- tackle your family law problem right away

June 1, 2017

One of the principles behind our legal system is that once you’re served with documents, if you don’t do anything to defend yourself, then, at some point, you can be noted in default and the case will proceed along without you. Once an order is made against you, you’ll get served with a copy of…

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Flat Fee Prices

To help clients budget effectively for their transactions, my legal fees for real estate are charged on a flat fee basis. The following services are included within my standard fee: review of title, review of status certificate (for condominiums), preparation of one mortgage with a bank, meeting with the client to review and sign all closing documentation, following up with the other lawyer with respect to minor problems before or after closing, reporting letter within one month of closing, extended hours appointments on Saturdays & evenings.

Purchase:

Legal fees: $1080.90 plus HST* for a house; $1300.00 plus HST* for a condominium
Estimated disbursements: $800.00-950.00

Disbursements include title searches, tax certificate, title insurance, execution searches, registration fees, and courier charges.

Title Transfers:

Legal fees: $350.00-$550.00 plus HST and disbursements

Drafting residential Agreements of Purchase and Sale: $600.00 plus HST

This includes preparing the initial offer, meeting to advise on common inclusions and the offer/acceptance process, drafting any amendments to the Agreement which are required, and preparing the waiver of conditions.

Reviewing agreements for newly constructed homes/condos: $450.00 plus HST

Sale:

Legal fees: $800.00 plus HST*
Estimated disbursements: $150.00-250.00

Refinance (with a major bank):

Legal fees: $825.00 plus HST*
Estimated disbursements: $250.00-350.00

Land transfer tax payable to the province is an additional cost when purchasing a property, over and above the legal fees and disbursements. First time buyers are entitled to a rebate on this tax up to the amount of $2,000.00.

Click here for an Ontario Land Transfer Tax Calculator
*These fees are for single family properties in the City of Ottawa with a bank. There are extra legal fees applicable if a client is signing documents through a power of attorney, an Agreement is being reviewed or drafted, more than one mortgage is involved or there is a bridge loan, an alternative lender is being used, debts are being paid out, there are additional registrations on title, the property or mortgage is over 500K, there are disputes between the vendor and purchaser before or after closing, or title problems are discovered.

Prices are subject to change without notice.

Family Law

Separation Agreements

When people are contemplating divorce, the goal is to negotiate a mutually-acceptable separation agreement between spouses which addresses outstanding issues.

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Prices

Clients want to know how much a lawyer will cost. This depends on many factors, including the level of animosity that exists between the parties and/or the lawyers.

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Property Division

When married people separate, both spouses are entitled to an equalization of the net family property. Marriage is considered a financial partnership.

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Litigation

Litigation is expensive, contentious and highly emotional. Litigation may be necessary if the alternative means that you don’t have any chance of getting what you’re entitled to.

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Child Support

Parents in Ontario have an obligation to financially support their children. The amount payable is determined in accordance with the federal Child Support Guidelines.

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Spousal Support

Spousal support, also known by the American term ‘alimony’, refers to ongoing maintenance given to a spouse which is either for an indefinite, or fixed, term.

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Unbundled Services

With the cost of legal services- particularly litigation- being so high, it’s not always possible to be able to afford full representation from a lawyer throughout your case.

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Child Custody

When people separate, it can be difficult to negotiate a workable custody and access schedule, particularly if both parties are not planning on residing in the same city.

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Uncontested Divorce

Divorce is usually the final step in the separation process. It happens after the separation agreement is negotiated and signed, or after a final order.

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Why use me as your lawyer?

I'm a lawyer representing clients in Kanata, Nepean, and the west-end of Ottawa.

Kerry Fox, LL.B.
Barrister & Solicitor

90 Centrepointe Dr,
Nepean, ON K2G 6B1

Tel: (613) 224-4400
Fax: (613) 226-8767

Hours & Information

There is plenty of free parking located at the back of the building.

Monday to Friday
8:30AM - 5:00PM
I also have Saturday appointments available.