Limited Retainer Agreements in Canada


The cost of a divorce or separation in Ontario is highly prohibitive. A family law matter might require a lawyer to draft letters, affidavits, gather evidence, and prepare a factum among other things. This is not even including the time and cost associated with litigating an issue in court. These things, obviously, take time. As things take more time, they obviously become more expensive as well. One solution lawyers have been experimenting with is limited retainer agreements. Such agreements allow a lawyer to complete a specific task in a client’s file, such as drafting a document, without becoming the lawyer’s representative for the entire matter. These agreements can allow an individual who perhaps cannot afford to retain a lawyer for their entire matter, at least receive some legal advice on a specific topic.

LOADING PDF: If there are any problems, click here to download the file.

Written by:

Published In:

DISCLAIMER: Because of the generality of this update, the information provided herein may not be applicable in all situations and should not be acted upon without specific legal advice based on particular situations.

© Feldstein Family Law Group | Attorney Advertising

Don't miss a thing! Build a custom news brief:

Read fresh new writing on compliance, cybersecurity, Dodd-Frank, whistleblowers, social media, hiring & firing, patent reform, the NLRB, Obamacare, the SEC…

…or whatever matters the most to you. Follow authors, firms, and topics on JD Supra.

Create your news brief now - it's free and easy »

All the intelligence you need, in one easy email:

Great! Your first step to building an email digest of JD Supra authors and topics. Log in with LinkedIn so we can start sending your digest...

Sign up for your custom alerts now, using LinkedIn ›

* With LinkedIn, you don't need to create a separate login to manage your free JD Supra account, and we can make suggestions based on your needs and interests. We will not post anything on LinkedIn in your name.