Most frequent questions and answers
Family files are generally billed through the rate of $250 per hour. Clients provide an initial retainer and are asked to replenish this retainer as needed. Some family matters, such as the preparation of separation agreements, cohabitation agreements and desk order divorces are provided through a flat fee.
Criminal services are provided through a flat rate. At the free initial consultation, the complexity of your file will be considered and you will be provided a comprehensive quote for our services.
The short answer is no. However, we may take on certain legal cases through legal aid in extraordinary circumstances. We encourage you to come in for a free initial consultation. Payment plans and options are available and if we are not able to take your case, we can recommend someone who can.
For criminal clients, we file a counsel designation form which allows us to attend most court appearances for you. You will have to attend any trial or sentencing dates. At our free initial consultation we’ll discuss the entire process and discuss our individualized plan for your case.
For family matters, if issues can be settled out of court, that is ideal. Trials are expensive and allows a judge who will not know you or your children to make the most important decisions for your family. However, some matters can generally only be resolved through the court process; these include issues of relocation applications (where someone wants to move with the children) and matters involving serious accusations of violence or abuse.
At your free initial consultation, we’ll thoroughly explain the court process and discuss how we’ll develop a strategy to obtain the best possible result for you and your family.
Picking the right lawyer for you is incredibly important. The legal process is complicated. You may not ever understand all the legal jargon you”ll be exposed to throughout your case. You need to be able to trust your lawyer to work effectively on your behalf.
Finding a lawyer you can trust will also make your life easier. Every legal case is stressful. With the right lawyer, you’ll know that experienced counsel is handling your legal issue, which will relieve the stress and help you sleep at night.
The best way to pick a lawyer is to attend their office for a consultation. We offer ours for free. Come meet us and let us tell you how we can help.