PRACTISING FAMILY LAW & WILLS SINCE 2004
AFFORDABLE FLAT RATES ON MOST LEGAL SERVICES (SEE BELOW)
PRACTICE FOCUS ON MEDIATION OF FAMILY LAW DISPUTES
SAME DAY / NEXT DAY APPOINTMENTS AVAILABLE
Good day, my name is Mark Idler, and I want to Thank You for checking out my website!
We do things differently at my law office. I personally answer all of the telephone calls to my office, and I reply to all voicemails and emails as soon as possible, and always on the same business day, without exception.
The average family lawyer in the Edmonton area typically charges $350.00 plus GST per hour, billed in 6 minute increments. This means that a ten-minute phone call to another family lawyer will typically cost you $70.00 plus GST, or so! Conversely, please see my office’s Flat Rates for our most popular legal services:
Uncontested Divorce without children and property: from $1,000.00 *
Uncontested Divorce with children, but without property: from $1,700.00 *
Property and Support Separation Agreement / Divorce Settlement Contract: from $1,400.00 *
Pre-Nuptial / Cohabitation Agreements: from $1,050.00 *
Independent Legal Advice on Family Law Agreements & Contracts: from $280.00 *
Standard Will, Enduring Power of Attorney and Personal Directive: from $380.00 * (DISCOUNT FOR COUPLES)
House Call / Hospital Visit Surcharge: from $300.00 *
Family Law Mediation - $200.00 per hour
Notary Public Services - from $50.00 *
Divorce with spouse living outside of Canada - please call for our Best Quote
* Plus Disbursements, Government of Alberta Court Filing Fees, and G.S.T..
If your estranged spouse or partner are not at the point where you each agree on all matters in your separation and / or divorce, but you are still able to talk in a civil fashion with each other, the best service that I can offer you is family law mediation.
Typical litigation of a family law dispute involves each party retaining a family lawyer and each of these two lawyers will bill the time that they spend on the file at $350.00 per hour, on average, over the course of the resolution of the dispute in Court. It is a rare family that can afford a combined $700.00 per hour coming out of the family budget, especially after the parties have established separate residences.
My office charges $200.00 per hour plus G.S.T. for mediation of family law conflicts, and I have an excellent track record built over the last 19 years of helping my clients reach mutually agreeable, legally binding solutions for their separation, through mediation.
FOR NEW CLIENTS: I personally prefer talking with new clients on a telephone call, rather than trading a number of emails about preliminary issues. My experience is that considerably more important information about your matter can be exchanged between us if we are able to have instantaneous communication on the telephone. However, please don’t hesitate to send me an email if you prefer, but do please include your best telephone number(s) in your email, for the quickest possible response from me.