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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 $275.00 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: $1,750.00-2,500.00
Case Conference or Settlement Conference: $1,250.00-1,750.00
Substantive Motions $4,000.00-5,500.00
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.