Fees - Marriage ContractCohabitation Agreement
Provided there is nothing out of the ordinary, my fee to advise one as to their rights and obligations and to draft their Marriage Contract or Cohabitation Agreement is $1,500. If over four hours is needed, such as major negotiations or disclosure issues, the extra work is billed at my standard hourly rate of $375 an hour. There is HST payable but no other office disbursements. I ask that $800 be payable at the end of the first consultation and the balance paid at the signing appointment.
To Review a Marriage Contract or Cohabitation Agreement Drafted by Another Lawyer or Mediator
My fee to review a contract or an agreement drafted by another lawyer or mediator is based upon an hourly rate of $375 per hour plus HST, with a minimum of one hour. An advance on your account is requested for legal fees for the one hour.
I have a standard Retainer Agreement for Marriage Contracts and Cohabitation Agreements in the Fees menu. The Retainer also contains an acknowledgement setting out the limitations of Marriage Contracts and Cohabitation Agreements. Payment can be made by cheque, Interac, VISA or MasterCard.