INDEPENDENT LEGAL ADVICE ON FAMILY LAW AGREEMENTS
(Cohabitation, Marriage or Separation Agreements)
$1,200 plus taxes and disbursements
Before you sign a family law agreement drafted by the other side's lawyer, Align Family Law can review the agreement, provide you with independent legal advice (ILA) to ensure you understand what the agreement means, the importance of full financial disclosure, and how the agreement will affect your obligations and rights.
The agreement must be drafted by a lawyer; we do not provide ILA on agreements drafted by the parties themselves, or through the use of a self-help kit.
Our ILA packages include:
- In depth review of the agreement by the lawyer in advance of the client meeting;
- One meeting of up to 1.5 hours with you to review the terms of the agreement, provide legal advice on its contents, and potential alternatives for you to consider.
* The above fees do not include negotiating changes with the opposing party or the opposing party's lawyer or preparing or exchanging significant financial disclosure. These steps will require a full-service retainer and will be charged at our regular rate of $325/hour.
** Please note that purchase of the ILA package does not guarantee your lawyer will sign the Certificate of Independent Legal Advice attached to your agreement.
If you are interested in receiving independent legal advice on a separation agreement or a marriage or cohabitation agreement in British Columbia, click the button below to schedule your free consultation today.