FAQs Unbundled Legal Services

My limited scope retainer is finished. What’s next?

When your lawyer completes all of the tasks contained in your limited scope retainer, the solicitor-client relationship comes to an end. You should now determine if your outstanding legal needs would be met by another limited scope retainer.

If so, a new limited scope retainer will be required, even if it is for the same legal services. If not, then a general retainer may be a good idea, provided you have the financial means to do so.

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Russell Alexander

Russell Alexander is the founder of Russell Alexander Collaborative Family Lawyers and is the firm’s senior partner. At Russell Alexander, our focus is exclusively family law, offering pre-separation legal advice and assisting clients with family related issues, including: custody and access, separation agreements, child and spousal support, division of family property, paternity disputes, and enforcement of court orders. We have locations in Toronto, Markham, Whitby (Brooklin), Lindsay, and Peterborough.

For more information, visit our website, or you can call us at: 905-655-6335.