Divorce 101 FAQs

Will My Retainer Payments Always Be the Same Amount?

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

No. Retainer payments requested vary according to foreseeable work to be completed on your file.

For instance, if your matter is proceeding by way of collaborative practice (CP) and you have an upcoming CP meeting, if your trust funds are not sufficient to pay for preparing for and conducting the meeting, you will be asked to make a payment. In short, retainer payments requested will depend on the scope and type of work required to get you to the next event in your matter.

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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.

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