The current economic downturn in Calgary has put many families under significant economic pressure. Three years ago, no family lawyer in Calgary offered free consultations. Hourly rates were higher than they are now.
Times have changed. We've adapted. For the last six months we have offered free phone consultations from our Calgary family law office. It's one of the best things we could have done.
With the financial pressure of divorce looming, you might have a few questions:
- Can I afford a lawyer?
- Do I need a lawyer?
- Is there anything a lawyer can do for me?
- Do I need to do something right away to protect myself, my children, or my property?
Don't hire a family lawyer (including us) before you've got satisfactory answers to these questions.
Why not? Because the lawyer-client relationship is too important to leave these foundational questions unasked or unanswered. The best family lawyers will insist on answering these questions for themselves before taking you on as a client.
The good news is that these are precisely the sort of questions we can normally answer in a free 15-minute phone consultation. By talking through these key issues with you before we ever meet, and before you have any financial obligation, we can move forward with confidence.
If it's a good fit, we then arrange an in-person consultation and start working for you, finding solutions and solving problems as we go.
Free phone consultations were one of the best moves our firm has made, both for our clients and for our lawyers.
We've found that our prospective clients are much more prepared to call when they know they won't be charged for their time. This gives our clients an opportunity to find out what a lawyer can do for them, and a chance for us to explain the value in the services we can provide.
At the end of the day, separation and divorce is a high-stress, complex and disruptive life event in which experienced guidance can be the difference between survival and disaster. The situation is rarely simple, and every family breakdown is a little different.
As family lawyers, we learn just how true Tolstoy's famous words can be:> Happy families are all alike; every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.
We've acted for more than 1,000 clients since our firm started in 2014. Our lawyers have decades of combined experience practicing family law. This incredibly broad base of experience has helped us become Western Canada's leading family law firm.
We can help you protect your family and start your new life. If you're wondering what to do next, call us today for a free 15-minute (more or less, we're not strict) phone consultation with an experienced family lawyer.
If it turns out that we can't help you, we'll at least be able to point you in the right direction. Our lawyers can talk to you about:
- free legal assistance options in the Calgary area
- who to talk to at the Calgary Courts Centre if you are going to be self-represented
- referrals to other metro Calgary lawyers who may be able to represent you if we cannot
- referrals to a local counselling service, psychologist or other professionals who may be able to assist
We're here to help. Let's talk.