My hourly rate is $550.00 per hour plus disbursements and HST. I generally require an initial retainer for contested matters of $5,000.00 to $8,000.00. Clients are billed according to time (in tenths of an hour) spent on their matter, the complexity of the matter, the urgency of the matter, and the results obtained.
My billing cycle is every 30 – 60 days (work load permitting). Once a retainer has been exhausted, clients are asked to refresh their retainer
In certain cases after a retainer has been exhausted we will agree to defer some fees until support is being received and/or the matrimonial home is sold. This is discretionary and is done on a case by case basis.