While cost is always a factor in deciding upon a legal advisor in Alberta, we encourage you to think of the value you’ll receive for the money you spend.
Our referred lawyers charge between $350 and $500 per hour. To keep your costs down, we will give you checklists and information packages that describe the work that you can do outside of our billable hours.
In Edmonton and across Canada, family law legal representation by a qualified family legal advisor requires a retainer to be paid. This is money that is prepaid and then deposited into a special account. As we perform our work we will draw on that deposit. At any time, you may ask that we stop our work and return any unused deposit or ask for a detailed bill outlining the work which has been done. Most lawyers in Edmonton will ask for a retainer between $3,000 and $5,000. Our initial retainer is $3,000 and we will ask you to add additional funds to the retainer when necessary.
If you only need help with some specific items, you can also hire us for certain tasks such as legal advice or reviewing the work that you have done. This is called ‘limited scope’ work and may have a different fee structure based on the work required. Regardless of the service performed, all fees are to be paid in advance.