What if we can’t agree?

I always advise couples that they must make every effort to agree on the issues related to their pending divorce.  Most lawyers charge between $300 and $500 per hour.  That is almost $10 per minute.  Do you want two people charging these outrageous amounts to decide your issues?  Even if you win, you lose because of the cost.  I recommend that clients make every effort to agree on issues using trained mediators before resorting to lawyers.  Now don’t get me wrong, there is a time and place where you have to bite the bullet and get professionally trained divorce lawyers.  A paralegal or mediator who is honest with their client should be willing to advise the client to get legal advice when needed.  Our company has  several qualified divorce lawyers that we work with all the time who can step in if and when needed.  Do not hesitate to contact our office if you need to discuss your situation.  We are always willing to help you or give a referral to a lawyer if your issue requires legal advice.  We can offer professional mediation services to both parties at a reasonable cost.  This is only effective if both parties really want to resolve the outstanding issues. You can call us at at any of the numbers shown on the Alberta Paralegal website or email me at affordabledivorce@shaw.ca.  Also visit our website for lots of information on the issues related to divorce.  Our province-wide website is located at Alberta Paralegal.

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