Fixed Costs

UNCONTESTED SIMPLIFIED DIVORCE

The fixed costs of an uncontested, simplified divorce are as follows:

ItemCosts
Legal Fees$750
Disbursements$50
GST$56
Bankruptcy Searches$20
Filing Fees$249
Fees chargeable by Commissioner of Oaths$75
TOTAL$1,200 NET

We are able to offer such low fixed costs for simplified divorce because:

  1. There is no need for a lawyer to attend Court for simplified divorce proceedings.
  2. Simplified divorce proceedings only involve paper work, which may be completed by a competent lawyer within a few hours.
  3. We do not wish to overcharge for work that is largely administrative.

CONTESTED DIVORCE (RESOLVED BY MEDIATION STAGE)

The costs of a contested divorce that is resolved by the mediation stage (or before) will naturally be higher than the costs of an uncontested, simplified divorce.

The additional costs are as follows:

ItemCosts
Proposed Parenting Plan/ Proposed Matrimonial Property Plan$350
Correspondence (Letters) $350
Defence and Counterclaim/ Reply and Defence to Counterclaim$700
Status Conference to Update Court on Status of Divorce Proceedings$350
Review of Documents$350
Family Dispute Resolution Conference$350
Mediation 1$700
Mediation 2 $700
Mediation 3 OnwardsFREE
Court Filing Fees, Disbursements and GSTcapped at $800
Total$4,650

Do however note that the additional costs are not fixed at $4,650. It can certainly be lower! If, for instance, a settlement is reached after the proposed parenting and proposed matrimonial property plans are filed, the additional costs may be as low as $350!


UNCONTESTED ANNULMENT

The fixed costs of an uncontested annulment are as follows:

ItemCosts
Legal Fees$1,100
Disbursements$50
GST$80.50
Bankruptcy Searches$20
Filing Fees$224.50
Fees chargeable by Commissioner of Oaths$25
Total$1,500 NET

We are able to offer such low fixed costs for an uncontested annulment because the work to be done is largely similar to that of an uncontested, simplified divorce. However, in contrast to an uncontested, simplified divorce, the lawyer needs to accompany you to Court on 1 afternoon. Hence, there is an additional cost of $300.