At Smyth & Company, our family law lawyers bill according to their level of seniority and expertise. We endeavour to ensure that each client is represented by the lawyer who is best able to manage the file with respect to the complexity of matters at issue.
To outline our fee structure for our family law services, we have varying retainer requirements dependent on the billing rate and the complexity of the matter. A retainer is an initial payment which is held “in trust” to provide future payment for our services.
Although we are often asked to quote fixed fees for certain services such as creating various agreements, or in certain circumstances, such as in uncontested divorce proceedings, we encourage clients to set up an appointment for a free consultation. We offer a free ½ hour in person initial consultation to assess each client’s matter, at which time we provide detailed information with respect to the expected costs of our services.
Our goal is to provide cost-effective and efficient services in order to best meet each client’s unique needs.