In an effort to provide affordable and predictable legal services, Williamson Law is proud to offer competitive flat rate fees for a variety of services including wills & estates and real estate transactions. For legal services that cannot be billed at a flat rate, we strive to provide reasonable rates based on the actual work done on the file. Access to justice is extremely important to us. We're here to work with you.
WILLS & ESTATES
Our flat rate wills and estates legal fees include the use of our modern estate questionnaires, a pre-drafting conference once we review your questionnaire to ensure we understand your intentions, drafting your legal documents (will, enduring power of attorney, and/or personal directive), and a final meeting to review, explain, and sign the documents. Our flat rate fees work for most situations. However, if the services you're looking for don't fit into our flat rate fee structure, we can chat about it before hand and will try to make something work.
FLAT FEES FOR WILLS & ESTATES
Simple Will, Power of Attorney, and Personal Directive
Individual - $800
Couple (Mirror Will) - $1100
Individual - $500
Couple (Mirror Will) - $800
Individual - $200
Couple (Mirror Will) - $350
Specific Power of Attorney (i.e. for a property sale)
General Power of Attorney
* Fees are billed before drafting begins. We require half of the fees before we begin drafting. The remaining balance must be paid at the time you sign the documents. We accept cash, cheque, credit card, and Paypal. Please note that a 3% administration fee applies to all credit card payments. GST is charged in addition to the prices above.
Our lawyers actually meet with clients. We don't just pass you off to a paralegal. We take the time to make sure you know the legal implications of your deal. We're also equipped to deal with any problems that may arise. Additionally, we provide 2 hours of free lawyer dispute resolution with every deal should the need arise in relation to your deal. This is huge. In the unlikely event that one of our team members needs to step in to solve an issue with the lawyer on the other side, we provide the safety net — at no additional cost. *
PLEASE NOTE: The provincial government has imposed increases to Land Titles fees as of January 1, 2020. Additional increases have been implemented as of July 2021. While we strive to keep our fees as low as possible, the new fee guide reflects the increased fees imposed by the government and Alberta Land Titles.
We are pleased to provide a degree of certainty for your next real estate transaction. We offer flat rate legal fees for real estate transactions. Other lawyers bill lawyers fees and add disbursements and other costs at the end. We don't. Our clients deserve transparency. We're good at what we do and we are accountable for the fees that we bill. That's why we offer flat rate fees on real estate.
Your flat rate legal fee includes the following:
Courier charges in Calgary***
Land title fees to register one title and one mortgage
Some items are not included in our flat fees. Examples of items not covered by our flat fee includes:
Real property reports
Additional titles for condos (like parking or storage units)
Encumbrance downloading and reviews
* Should a file require additional time beyond 2 hours of dispute resolution, dispute resolution is billed at our regular rate. Please feel free to ask your lawyer about such a scenario.
** Irregular disbursements occasionally arise during real estate transactions and will be discussed with you directly.
*** An additional fee may be required for signings outside of Calgary for a signing agent for the area and charges to return the documents to our office.
NOTE: While we make effort to accurately predict legal fees for real property transactions, some items, processes, fees, and/or disbursements may be further required and are not included in our flat fee. Fees are subject to change without notice.
FLAT RATE FEES FOR REAL ESTATE TRANSACTIONS
Our fees are based on the value of the property being conveyed. We have assisted clients buying and selling homes all over the province. Our competitive flat rate fees and our attentive, friendly, and personable team always put a smile on their faces.
Purchase - $1200
Sale - $900
Refinance - $950
$200,000 to $299,999
Purchase - $1400
Sale - $1000
Refinance - $1200
$300,000 to $399,999
Purchase - $1600
Sale - $1000
Refinance - $1250
$400,000 to $499,999
Purchase - $1750
Sale - $1100
Refinance - $1300
$500,000 to $599,999
Purchase - $1900
Sale - $1150
Refinance - $1375
$600,000 to $699,999
Purchase - $2050
Sale - $1250
Refinance - $1450
$700,000 to $799,999
Purchase - $2150
Sale - $1350
Refinance - $1500
$800,000 to $899,999
Purchase - $2250
Sale - $1425
Refinance - $1575
$900,000 to $999,999
Purchase - $2350
Sale - $1475
Refinance - $1650
$1,000,000 and above
Please give us a call for a quote on any high value property.
Fees are subject to change without notice
PERSONAL INJURY CONTINGENCY FEE RATE
We charge a Contingency Fee for all personal injury cases. A Contingency Fee is a fee based on a percentage portion of an award in a civil litigation case.
25% Contingency Fee is charged for minors
30% Contingency Fee is charged if a case is settled prior to a Statement of Claim being filed
33.5% Contingency Fee is charged in all other cases
Proudly Serving Central and Southern Alberta
638 11 Avenue SW, Suite 200
Calgary, Alberta | T2R 0E2
Tel: (587) 355-3321
Fax: (587) 355-3321
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