British Columbia’s new Family Law Act came into force on March 18th, 2013. Most notably, it confers family property rights upon common law couples. Previously, only married spouses were entitled to a division of property when their relationship ended. Now, any couple who has been living together for at least 2 years in a marriage-like…Read More
There’s a new film coming out on January 10th narrated by Dr. Drew Pinsky (of ‘Celebrity Rehab’ fame) critiquing the the dysfunctional divorce industry in the U.S. The movie, ‘Divorce Corp.’, explores the divorce industry- from what it costs to retain a lawyer, to the length of time it takes to get a divorce, and…Read More
Many clients want to know how much a lawyer will cost. This depends on many factors, including the level of disagreement or animosity that exists between the parties and/or the lawyers. Other than the initial consultation and an uncontested divorce which are charged as flat fees, the cost of my services is based on an hourly rate of $250.00 per hour plus HST. I will not commence work on any file without a monetary retainer in trust and/or a payment plan. I always provide estimates for the amount of time I expect to work on a file so that you can decide ahead of time if it’s worth your while to pursue a certain course of action. When the retainer is exhausted, a new retainer will be requested.
$175.00 plus HST
$950.00 plus HST & disbursements
Preparing for court session: $450.00 plus HST
Reviewing financial statements: $750.00 plus HST
Drafting court pleadings: hourly rate of $250.00 plus HST
The following are estimates only based on my hourly rate of $250.00/hour and do not include HST:
Preparing an Application or Answer: $1750.00-2500.00
Case Conference or Settlement Conference: $1250.00-1750.00
Substantive Motions $4,000.00-5500.00
For matters which do not settle after one or more interim motions, the costs of proceeding to a trial are extremely expensive. To give you an idea of approximate costs, the 2014 Canadian Lawyer Fees Survey found that the cost of a 5 day family trial ranged from $26,000.00- $59,000.00.
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.