Frequently Asked Questions
1. How do I start working with Hendrikx Family Law?
The first step is to book an initial consultation with Kathryn. Please call us at 416-361-3231 or email email@example.com. We will schedule a time that is convenient for you. During the first meeting we will canvass all major issues relating to your specific situation and generate options for moving forward. Please make a list of questions and concerns that may be weighing on your mind. We will do our best to provide a road map for moving towards a solution. Bring copies of any relevant correspondence, paperwork, or court documents with you to our first meeting.
2. How will I be kept informed of my case throughout the whole process?
We value the huge importance of lawyer-client communication and we always keep the transparency between lawyer and a client. Although we would like to talk to you bi-weekly on the phone, that would be neither practical nor productive. Legal matters are known to be stretched in time and so we think it’s best of all to keep you updated on the new comings. To you, it may often seem like ages have gone by with no activity or actions taking place. However, in reality, much behind-the-scenes paperwork never one but paralegals will do is being completed. All for a sole goal, that on the day your matter is ready with no smallest issue overlooked. In order to keep the price of legal services down while extending communications, we will work to keep you informed when anything important happens. So to respond to your questions in a reasonable time, we’ll reserve a weekly phone connection. In addition, we will inform you when your presence is required, either in our office or in court.
3. What will the legal service cost?
Each of our client is fully entitled to know exactly the rates and fees associated with their matter. During our initial consultation we will review all lawyer rates, clerk rates, process filing fees and disbursements. We encourage a frank, open discussion about fees with each client at the time of the first interview.
On an hourly fee basis, fees are based on an hourly rate for services which were provided by our team and individual lawyers and paralegals. A detailed, itemized bill will be given to you showing all work done on your case.
Other potential fees:
From time to time we may require other professionals such as accountants, actuaries, other counsel, as well as such other experts, such as appraisers, medical or health professionals, and financial consultants. We will discuss the necessary of these third party experts and you will be responsible for the associated fees.
Note: Certain cases may have a minimum fee. This means that no hourly accounting will be made unless excess time is expended.