Fees for legal sevices

“Good Advice, Reasonable Rates”

*(HST + Disbursements are additional)

Legal Aid Accepted

Michael Rappaport is a member of JusticeNet, a not-for-profit service helping people in need of legal expertise, whose income is too high to access legal aid and too low to afford standard legal fees.

Reduced fees will be calculated according to a sliding scale which takes into account the number of individuals supported and amount of income from all sources (including employment income, self-employed earnings, employment insurance, worker’s compensation pensions, social assistance, commissions, child tax benefits, rental income, etc.).

Please contact JusticeNet at  1-866-919-3219  or  info@justicenet.ca to determine your eligibility.


Family Law

Uncontested divorce……………………..$650
Foreign Divorce Opinion Letter…………………………..$750
Basic cohabitation/ matrimonial agreement…………………..$2,500
Certificate of Independent Legal Advice (Basic)…………………$850
Basic Will………………..………$350
Mutual Wills for a Couple…………………………………$650
Powers of Attorney……………………………………….$100
Notarization (per signature)……………………………………..$50
Commission document…………………………………………..$20


Litigation

I provide a wide range of litigation services:

  • Family Business, Employment, Estates, Bankruptcy, Collection

Standard hourly rate………….$195


Wills & Estates

Basic will…………………………….$
Basic will for a couple…………………………..$
Power of attorney simple……………………………$
Estates, administrations, estate litigation vary. Please call or email for flat rate quotes for Wills and Powers of Attorney


Additional Services

Notarization (per signature)……………………………………..$35

Commission document…………………………………………..$20


House or Office Visits

Ottawa area …………………………………………………….$0.50 per km


Payment Policy

A retainer is required before commencing work on your behalf, which is paid into trust. We then draw cheques on the retainer to pay out-of-pocket expenses made on your behalf and our fees.

Flexible Fees

For mediation and litigation, I charge hourly rates and provide reporting letters and detailed dockets. My hourly rates range from $150.00 per hour for low income clients, to $250.00 for members of the Family Law Centre, to $275.00 per hour. Although, I normally request a retainer for mediation and litigation files, I also offer payment plans and deferred billing for some family and estate files.