Legal Fees

Divorce On A Budget

Posted May 25, 2019
Need to do a divorce on a budget? Ontario families and single parents who struggle to afford legal services have some relief from a new provincial pilot project. That’s important because following this April’s provincial budget, families who relied on legal aid will be glad to know our door is open. Unbundling Makes Justice More Affordable ...
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Legal Aid Family Lawyers Toronto

Posted May 25, 2019
Changes in Legal Aid For Lower Income Families Legal aid family lawyers are happy with the changes. The project couldn’t come at a better time for Ontarians. This April, the Ontario provincial government announced funding changes for Legal Aid Ontario (LAO). Those changes affect residents who most need legal services but can least afford them, ...
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Alternative Billing Is The Future Of Law

Alternative Billing rewards results, not the number of hours the lawyers and paralegals spend on a case. Anything that increases efficiency in the legal industry is a good thing for the family law industry. The legal industry is over 1000 years old, and it is time for a change. Our law firm has family lawyers ...
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There Is Always Someone Cheaper

I decided to write this short blog after seeing the below meme. There is always someone cheaper! There are many other common sayings that touch on the subway. “You get what you pay for.” “Nothing get’s you nothing.” Obviously, the meme is meant to be funny. But it also reminds me of times I tried ...
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Do Retainer Agreements Cause Anxiety For Clients?

I have noticed that there is a real paradox in the lawyer/client relationship. Clients are afraid of lawyers and lawyers and afraid of clients. Most people facing a serious legal issue like a divorce or an estate dispute know they should hire a lawyer. But they are nervous at how much it will cost. Even ...
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Sharing A Good Read: Legal Fees and Taxes

Sharing A Good Read: Legal Fees and Taxes

I read a great article in the Financial Post and wanted to share the most interesting parts. I considered writing my own article for the media but decided to expand on the article instead. Everything in brackets in this post is from the Financial Post article. “A wife’s decision to represent herself caused the husband to incur ...
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Divorce Legal Coaching

There are three options in family law court: hire a family lawyer, self-represent, and divorce legal coaching. This article will discuss the pros and cons of each. A limited scope retainer is the same things as legal coaching. The lawyer is only being hired “at need.” When most people contact a family law firm for ...
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Legal Fees and Taxes

Are you curious about legal fees and taxes? It’s that time of year again when everyone is trying to maximize their tax breaks. If you’ve been involved in family law litigation you should discuss whether or not you have any sort of tax breaks or benefits that may have resulted or changed from your case ...
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How Do Lawyers Bill: Retainers, Fees and Disbursements?

There are three main terms that you should know about lawyer’s billing practices before hiring a lawyer: Retainers; Fees; and Disbursements Call our family law firm in Duncan, Toronto and Ottawa toll free at 1 844-466-6529 Retainers When talking about legal fees, a retainer refers to an initial deposit paid by the client to the lawyer ...
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