WHAT TO EXPECT
We know that hiring a Family Law Lawyer is a big decision.
What your lawyer does – or doesn't do – can impact the rest of your life. We know that getting involved with the “legal system” can seem like a very big step to take. We completely understand that if you hire us, you are trusting us to give advice about one of the most important things in your life right now.
We want you to feel respected – you're the only one who knows what it feels like to be in your shoes.
Our lawyers practice exclusively in the area family and divorce law. This specialized focus allows us to develop the highest level of expertise in the field and to be well equipped to deal with any situation that may arise both promptly and effectively.
We want you to feel comfortable asking us any questions. We'll get back to you as quickly as possible.
Our lawyers are approachable and accessible. Our lawyers and staff are committed to keeping our clients informed of progress. If a lawyer is busy or in Court, there is always a Paralegal who would assist. This team approach is one of our greatest strengths.
We want you to understand what we're doing throughout the process. That's the only way you'll be sure you're getting the best legal representation possible.
Our work and billings are fully transparent to our clients. Clients receive a copy of all work completed on their files and are always welcome to come in and discuss any step of the process with their lawyer.
NO HIDDEN FEES
We know that this is already a very trying time for you. We ensure that any significant movement on your file is only incurred with your approval.
There are no hidden fees or charges; our bills are clear and fully detailed and our estimates and retainers are always in writing. We are upfront and direct about situations where a firm estimate cannot be given (such as complex court proceedings). This allows our lawyers to do what they do best – focus on your case.
We want your financial future, and that of your family, to be secure. It's not enough to only think about your current situation, we have to also consider what you'll need, or might need, 5, 10, or 20 years down the road.
At the initial consultation we will explain how the law applies to your particular case. We will then identify your options and discuss the most effective strategy in your matter. Having an initial Plan of Action is crucial to achieving some level of stability and predictability in these uncertain times. When you leave our offices you will know where you stand and feel confident that our firm has the experience and the skill to resolve your matter and obtain the necessary results.
For more information on “what to expect” when it comes to the divorce process itself, visit the following web sites for additional information: http://www.slsedmonton.com/family/information-about-divorce/ and http://www.lawsociety.ab.ca/public/legal_education/divorce_separation.aspx.