Divorce 101 FAQs

How Often Do I Need to Replenish My Retainer?

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

You will be required to replenish your funds in trust as often as is required to keep your account in good standing. If you do not have a positive balance in your trust account, we reserve the right to cease performing any further work on your matter.

As a general rule, if there is frequent activity in your matter, then you will be required to replenish your retainer earlier rather than later. Conversely, if your matter is relatively uncomplicated and there is not frequent activity in your matter, then you will not likely be required to replenish your retainer as often.

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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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