Melanie R. Giroux - Barrister, Solicitor and Notary Public
SERVICES AND PRICES

All fees are FLAT FEES.  All fees include up to 3 appointments (if necessary).  There are no fees for photocopies, telephone calls etc. 
     
For ESTATE ADMINISTRATION FEES please scroll down

Estate Documents

  • Will                                                                          $390
 
  • Power of Attorney for Property                               $200

  • Power of Attorney for Personal Care                      $200

  • Power of Attorney for Real Estate Transaction       $200

 
Estate Document Packages

  • Will and Power of Attorney Package                              $595
This package includes the Will, Power of Attorney for Property and Power of Attorney for Personal Care.
 

  • Will and Power of Attorney Package for a couple      $1,100

This package includes 2 wills, 2 Powers of Attorney for Property and 2 Powers of Attorney for Personal Care.

 
Items that will increase fees for the above

  • Henson Trust (for beneficiaries receiving ODSP)    $250
  • Spousal Trust                                                           $250
  • Residence (real property) Trust                               $275
  • General Trust for an adult beneficiary                     $100-$300

 
If a fourth appointment is required for any one matter, a $200 fee per appointment (4th appointment and onward) is applicable.  Most services are completed within 2 appointments.

Estate Administration Services

  • Preparation of Probate Application with a will – Starting at $1,500

This is a Certificate of Appointment of Estate Trustee with a will.
 
  • Preparation of Probate Application without a will – Starting at $1950

This is a Certificate of Appointment of Estate Trustee without a will.
 
  • Drafting of correspondence and affidavits - $175

This is for banks and/or service Ontario and/or any other third party, government body or company that requires correspondence from a lawyer to allow the executor/administrator to administer the estate where that institution is concerned.


  • Other Services

Other services may be available upon request.  Depending on the service, a flat flee can be agreed to with the client or my hourly fee will be applicable.  My hourly fee is $315 and there is a ½ hour minimum applicable.


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