Divorce 101 FAQs

Will the Initial Retainer Cover All of My Legal Fees?

Written by Russell Alexander ria@russellalexander.com / (905) 655-6335

Your initial retainer payment will not likely cover all of your legal fees. An initial retainer payment is required to be paid upfront so we can open your file. As work is completed on your file, you are billed and the corresponding amount is removed from your trust account, accordingly. As your initial retainer payment nears depletion, you will be asked to make another retainer payment so your account remains in good standing.

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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), Oshawa, Concord, Lindsay, and Peterborough.

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