People often ask why they need to come in for an initial consultation. They just have a question that will take “30 seconds” of my time to answer. I often hear frustration on the other end of the phone when they are advised that they need to come in for a consultation to … Continue reading The importance of an initial consultation
The process to apply for legal aid is slightly different in Saskatchewan and in Alberta. FINANCIAL ELIGIBILITY: In both provinces, you must contact the regional legal aid office to apply for assistance from a legal aid lawyer. Each province will screen its applicants for financial eligibility. In Alberta, you will be screened based on your … Continue reading How do I apply for Legal Aid?
The cost of your separation and/or divorce usually depends on two factors: (1) the number of issues you and your spouse have to resolve (and their complexity) and (2) your level of conflict. Most family lawyers charge on the basis of time spent on your matter, usually broken down into tenths of an hour or … Continue reading How Much Will My Divorce Cost?
There are a number of items which you will need to gather to provide to your lawyer when you are in the process of separating. In anticipation of meeting with your lawyer, you should gather such disclosure as: Your (and your spouse’s) Income Tax Return & Notice of Assessment – 3 most recent years If … Continue reading What information do I need to gather to give to my divorce lawyer?
My philosophy on choosing the right lawyer is simple – TEAMWORK: make sure that you feel comfortable enough with your lawyer to be able to work together as a team. Regardless of the type of issue you need to resolve, you will likely need to have a number of meetings, telephone calls, and other contact … Continue reading How do I choose the right lawyer?