Our goal at AGSLAW is to significantly increase your access to professional legal services in the areas of Family Law in Barrie. While there are many law firms available, we are proud to say AGSLAW is truly unique. Like many law firms you will come across, AGSLAW offers Family Law services provided by professional lawyers and supported by a wonderful staff. However, the difference with AGSLAW is that we are a client-focused law firm. This also has to do with affordability; many who seek Family Law assistance opt for a law firm that is within their budget — keeping them from receiving the attentive legal help they need and deserve. The question of cost is another reason you will see many litigants in family court “go it alone” without the assistance of a lawyer. We have intentionally set up our firm in a unique and innovative way to make it affordable for clients to receive advice, representation, support, and the help they need.
We are affordable, reasonable, and flexible. That is the AGSLAW difference. We have created several client options to achieve the goal of providing informative and professional (yet affordable) consultations. Please review the following links to consider which consultation or legal service best suits your needs:
A standard-track consult gives you the benefit of speaking with one of our experienced lawyers for up to one hour. It is typically suited for people who have more than two issues they need to extensively discuss with a lawyer, including documents to review, and/or an ongoing case at family court, or via out-of-court negotiations.
Cost: $120.00 plus HST
The fast-track consult gives you the benefit of consulting with one of our experienced lawyers for 20 minutes. It is typically suitable for people who have brief questions and are looking for some general guidance. This option is not beneficial for clients who review extensive documentation reviews or advice on several topics.
Cost: $50.00 plus HST
Fast-Track or Standard Track: Find Which Type is Right for You
Here are some typical examples of questions you may have, and which consult normally suits best:
Standard-Track Consultation — a standard-track consultation is ideal in the following situations:
Fast-Track Consultation — a fast-track consultation may be the best choice for you if you agree with the following statements:
Sliding-Scale Fee Structure (SSFS)
A sliding-scale fee structure is for people with different abilities to afford legal services (as their household income and circumstances differ). We believe all people should have the opportunity to access professional legal services, in full or in part. Unlike the legal services packages (LSP) option, this option is usually suitable for suitable clients who wish to retain a lawyer to represent them throughout their case. Your individual hourly rate will be calculated during your initial consultation.
Legal Services Packages (LSP)
It is a fact that nearly all litigants in family court today cannot afford legal advice, representation, and assistance with document preparation. This is usually due to the disparity between household incomes and the cost of services offered by most law firms. We are confident that with our initiatives you will be able to gain the benefit of professional legal assistance in at an exceptionally reasonable and affordable cost.
The cost of a package will typically run between $500.00 and $1200.00 (plus HST and disbursements). To help you choose a package, your lawyer will advise you which package best suits your needs (and its costs) during your consultation.
The following à la carte legal service packages may be combined as needed:
Additional Support Services
The following services are offered individually or in addition to any of the legal services offered by AGSLAW. The cost of these services shall be provided to you at your consultation. As always, we offer these services to you at the most reasonable cost possible:
All services are provided on agreement with our terms and conditions, which are available on request. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at any time.