Fees for legal sevices

“Good Advice, Reasonable Rates”

*(HST + Disbursements are additional)

Legal Aid Accepted

Michael Rappaport is an experienced family lawyer who provides legal services to members of the Family Law Centre on a reduced hourly rate with a free initial consultation. 


Family Law

Uncontested divorce……………………..$650
Foreign Divorce Opinion Letter…………………………..$750
Basic cohabitation/ matrimonial agreement…………………..$3,000
Certificate of Independent Legal Advice (Basic)…………………$850
Basic Will………………..………$500
Mutual Wills for a Couple…………………………………$750
Powers of Attorney……………………………………….$100
Notarization (per signature)……………………………………..$75
Commission document…………………………………………..$25


Litigation

I provide a wide range of litigation services:

  • Family Law, Wills and Estate Law, and Civil Litigation

Standard hourly rate………….$275


Wills & Estates

Basic will…………………………….$500
Basic will for a couple…………………………..$750
Power of attorney simple……………………………$100
Estates, administrations, estate litigation vary. Please call or email for flat rate quotes for Wills and Powers of Attorney


Additional Services

Notarization (per signature)……………………………………..$75

Commission document…………………………………………..$25


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.