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Costs & Billing

Hourly Rate 

 

Crystal Robertson’s hourly rate is $375 per hour. All of the prices on this website are based on these hourly rates.

Flat Rate Prices for Initial Consultations 

$400 (taxes included)

 

Connect with R&R Legal Group for a comprehensive legal consultation (usually 1 hour to 1.5 hours). Contact us by phone at

(306) 205-5506 or click here to submit an email request for a meeting.

  • My spouse has been ordered to pay child support, but is not paying, what can I do?"
    If you have a child support order or agreement, you can register it with the Maintenance Enforcement, which can collect child support directly from your spouse. If your spouse continues to refuse to pay, the Maintenance Enforcement Office can suspend their driver’s licence or passport and garnish their wages. If you would like to register with Maintenance Enforcement, you can do so here.
  • My spouse has remarried, do I still pay child support for my children in their care?"
    Very likely. Child support can be paid by more than two parents in the cases where a third adult has stood in the place of a parent to a child. That relationship may create a requirement for support to be paid. In the end, the Court will apportion the amount of support to be paid by each parent depending on their incomes and other factors.

Interspousal Agreements - Cohabitation, Prenuptial and Postnuptial Agreements 

 

The cost of the Agreement will depend on the complexity of the Agreement. Typically, Interspousal Agreements cost around $2,000 to draft and sign if the parties are all on the same page and ready to resolve their issues. 

 

When parties are still deciding what they need or want to do, this cost is not an accurate reflection of the cost of negotiation and possibly third-party assistance (mediation, arbitration, appraisals, etc.) In a meeting with us, we will provide you with a closer approximation reflecting the specific facts of your situation.

 

Separation Agreements 

 

The cost of the Agreement will depend on the complexity of the Agreement and the amount of time it takes to negotiate, At R&R Legal, we know that our clients are looking for fast and effective ways to settle their issues. An agreement between former spouses is a great way of achieving that solution. Typically, Interspousal Agreements cost around $3,000 to draft and sign if the parties are all on the same page and ready to resolve their issues. 

 

When parties are still deciding what they need or want to do, this cost is not an accurate reflection of the cost of negotiation and possibly third-party assistance (mediation, arbitration, appraisals, etc.) In a meeting with us, we will provide you with a closer approximation reflecting the specific facts of your situation.

Independent Legal Advice 

 

The cost of independent legal advice is typically between $600 to $1,000 in legal fees (not including taxes). However, the price for independent legal advice can increase if a lawyer did not prepare the agreement that is being signed or if substantial changes to the agreement are required. The normal procedure is for the lawyer to review the agreement, then to meet with the client and finally sign the agreement with the client once they are satisfied. The cost for the normal procedure is usually on the lower end of the range. However, if the process changes and the lawyer is required to spend more time on the file, for example, contacting the other party’s lawyer, making changes to the agreement, or obtaining disclosure, the cost will increase. 

 

 Divorce Application 

 

The cost of a divorce application is typically $1,500 in legal fees (not including taxes or disbursements, such as court fees). This includes preparing the paperwork that is required to get divorced. If any other issues need to be resolved, such as child support, spousal support, parenting or property division, the cost will increase. 

 

Typical disbursements that are incurred for a divorce application are court costs of $95. 

 

Petition, including Financial Statement and Property Statement

 

The Petition is the document required to start most Court actions. The date of the Petition is the date that property will be valued. When you complete the Petition, if you are making a property claim, you will be required to complete a Property Statement and if you are making a support claim you are required to complete a Financial Statement.

 

The cost of preparing a Petition, Financial Statement and Property Statement typically starts at $1,500 in legal fees (not including taxes or disbursements). These are the documents that are required to start the Court proceedings, and to secure your rights regarding family property amongst other issues.

 

Typical disbursements that are incurred for filing a Petition are court costs of $200-$300.

Interim Applications & Responding to Interim Applications

Starting at $7,500 (plus tax) 

 

Preparing an application to attend Court, or responding to an application requires considerable effort and consideration. In a meeting with us, we will review the basis for the application, or the documents you have received, formulate your strategy and give you that plan for going forward. Every application is different, and with that the cost can change dramatically. It is our experience that applications, other than the rare example, require substantial drafting, negotiation and attending Court. The final cost is determined by the amount of time that we work on the file, in consultation with you.

 

If you are looking to bring an application or need to respond to one, don't wait, contact R&R Legal Group as soon as you can.

 

Preparing for and Attending a Pre-Trial Conference

 

The cost of preparing for and attending a Pre-Trial Conference is typically between $7,000 to $9,000 in legal fees (not including taxes). This cost includes meeting with you, reviewing your file, preparing the Pre-Trial Conference Brief, preparing a comprehensive settlement proposal, preparing you for the Pre-Trial Conference and attending the Pre-Trial Conference with you. The cost of this could change depending on how many issues (for example, child support, spousal support, parenting, property division) are up for discussion and if further disclosure is required. 

 

The vast majority of family files are resolved at this stage or earlier. Very few families ever attend a Trial in Saskatchewan, which further reinforces the importance of a well-handled Pre-Trial Conference. 

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