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The initial consultation is the first appointment a prospective client will have at our firm. We believe that it’s very important that our clients feel comfortable– comfortable sharing personal details about themselves and their case, and comfortable with the approach we take to assist in the resolution of their family law matter. That’s why we offer a one-hour consultation appointment that’s dedicated to reviewing your situation, going over the applicable law, and discussing options for moving forward. There is no obligation to retain the lawyer’s services after this appointment, it is just an opportunity to gather practical information and see if retaining counsel is the right choice for your circumstances.
If you are interested in booking an initial consultation, call us at 250-591-1055 or fill out the form below. Our receptionist will ask for some preliminary information and call you back with our soonest available appointment within 24 hours. The fee for this appointment is $200.00 (+ tax).
At your one hour consultation, you can expect the following:
- To learn about the law and how it affects your specific situation;
- To understand the different options available to you for the process moving forward, such as negotiation, mediation, and court options;
- To receive a folder filled with relevant articles, excerpts from the law that apply to your situation, helpful tips, and information on process options;
- To get an estimate of how much child or spousal support you may need to be pay or may be entitled to receive;
- To leave our office with a concrete plan of what you should do next.
Things to know before your appointment:
The consultation is also an opportunity for the lawyer you meet with to assess whether they are able to take on your file based on their current availability, any potential scheduling conflicts, the complexity of the issue, and lawyer-client fit.
Already booked your consultation? To get the most out of your 60 minutes, we recommend arriving to your appointment at least ten minutes early in order to fill out some basic paperwork. And be sure to bring photo ID and all relevant information with you: especially any legal documents or letters you have received. This will allow the lawyer to get up to speed on your case quickly and offer more specific advice