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Unbundled Services in Family Law

At DeRusha Law, we understand that not everyone can afford to have a lawyer with them every step of the way in a court proceeding.   This is why we offer unbundled services to assist you to have the best documents possible to present your position to the court.  Our lawyers are experienced in preparing the necessary court documents required in family law litigation and know the intricacies of the Family Law Rules.   


Our unbundled services allows you to budget how much you will be spending in legal fees.  You would be self-represented in court, and you can choose what specific tasks or documents you would like our assistance with.  If you wish one of our lawyers to attend court with you, this can be done.  If you would prefer that we assist in document preparation and you attend court on your own, this is also a choice you can make.  We are here to assist you in whatever ways you would like.

Family Law Pleadings

includes the Application, a Financial Statement, and Affidavit in Support of Custody and Access (with HST and copies totalling $1,000 or less - client responsible for court filing fees)


Case Conference Brief

includes preparing the Case Conference Brief and Confirmation Form – $500 (with HST and copies, with Affidavit of Service totalling $600 or less)


Settlement Conference Brief

includes the Settlement Conference Brief which is more complicated than the Case Conference Brief, as it requires proposals for resolution, and there should be a Net Family Property Statement, and the Confirmation Form – $700 (with HST, copies, and Affidavit of Service totalling $900 or less)


Document Brief

which is the supporting documents which may include income tax returns, RRSP statements or other documents in an indexed format, fees – $450 (with HST and copies so that materials can be properly served, would be a total of $550 or less; price may be more depending on amount of documents)


Offer to Settle

which is a proposal for resolution of issues, in an Offer to Settle format, with covering letter for service – $450 (with HST and copies, and Affidavit of Service, would be a total of $550 or less)


Revising Financial Statement

the rules require that these documents be updated when information comes in and there has to be an updated one prior to Trial, or as the Family Law Rules require – $450 (with HST and copies, and Affidavit of Service would be a total of $550 or less)


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The above is for the preparation of the documents, but not any attendance by a lawyer, or negotiation with the other side.

Many cases are settled at an earlier stage than going through all of the above steps.


The client would be responsible for court filing fees, process server fees and other similar related expenses, plus any cost for appraisals of property or valuing of property or items.

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