At Stanchieri Family Law, we like to keep the communications clear and our operations transparent with all our clients, which is why we’re one of the few law firms in Toronto to post our legal fees online. We hope this information helps make your research a little easier.
The legal consultation is for people who haven’t retained a family lawyer yet, but need specific legal advice and/or a better idea on the process and potential costs.The legal consultation fee ranges from $295 to $395 depending on the lawyer, which is required for all new clients. It includes a one hour confidential meeting with an experienced family lawyer as well as a written assessment recapping the legal advice in a formal document.
We take the initial legal consultation very seriously because it’s one of the most important steps of the family law process (for you personally and legally). We want to make sure we cover every detail in order to give you the best possible legal advice. The investment is definitely worth it since the whole package would cost $650 to $850 at our standard rates.
For people who have completed the legal consultation, and ready to retain Stanchieri Family Law, you’ll need to make a deposit of $3,000 to $5,000 (in trust). The deposit will finalize the retainer agreement and initiate the legal process for your matter. Additional funds may be required throughout the process for more contested and complex family matters. The hourly rates of our family lawyers range from $295 to $395 per hour.
Please note we don’t represent legal aid clients or offer free legal advice (sorry). You can contact Legal Aid Ontario for a list of lawyers who take legal aid certificate or the Law Society of Upper Canada for a list of lawyers who give free legal advice.