The first consultation will be charged based on the hourly rate of the lawyer selected. This first consultation will be used to familiarize us with your file and consider possible strategies and avenues by rendering you a proper legal opinion;
For more information, please consult Meet our lawyers.
Although an estimate of fees may be provided, we cannot predict with precision the anticipated total costs of the legal fees as various factors may increase the costs of the case such when your case is highly contested by opposing party;
The hourly rate is specific to each lawyer which does not include GST and QST and any other disbursements or charges;
No. Files covered by legal aid are not taken by Schneider Attorneys;
It is not possible to guarantee any result or outcome of your file, but we can define whether you have a strong or weak case after the first initial consultation;
At Schneider Attorneys, we offer options and strategies based on the facts of your case so that you can make an informed decision on a move forward basis;
In general, legal fees may not be reimbursed by opposing party except in exceptional circumstances of abuse.
In estate matters, it is possible to be reimbursed for your legal fees should you need to defend yourself as the liquidator of the estate.
There are numerous documents that are important in preparation of the initial consultation. It is important to bring these documents with you in order to optimize your first consultation.
For more information, please consult the two links below :
Delays vary based on the type of procedure, the circumstances and the complexity of the case.
Estate matters have priority over commercial matters when a trial date is requested.
For more information, please consult Commercial and civil litigation.
Schneider Attorneys specialize in real estate, estate and labour law litigation cases, but even more.
For more information, please consult Areas of law or select the area among the following ones:
- For a real estate litigation, please consult Real estate law;
- For an estate litigation, please consult Estate law;
- For a construction litigation, please consult Construction law;
- For a commercial or civil litigation, please consult Commercial and civil litigation;
- For a labour law litigation, please consult Labour law.
Schneider Attorneys relentlessly defends their clients as shown in many past judicial winning decisions.
For more information, please consult Legal cases.
There are different options, including an action in passing of title.
For more information, please consult Action in passing of title.
In order to answer those questions, it is important to distinguish two (2) different concepts:
- Duty of loyalty;
- Non-competition clause.
For more information, please consult Duty of loyalty and discretion.
For more information on these differences, please consult Termination, dismissal and suspension, what’s the difference?
For more information on the said delays, please consult Certain delays;
For more information, please consult Remedy.
You will be facing a situation called succession ab intestat.
For more information on the liquidation of an estate ab intestat, please consult Succession ab intestat.
In order to identify if there is a valid last will and testament, you can perform a will search at the Chamber of notaries and barreau du Quebec.
There is a process called probate/homologation of wills that needs to be respected.
For more information on this process, please consult Probate of wills.
The liquidator has many responsibilities regarding the estate if, he chooses to accept this role.
For more information on the obligations and requirements for a liquidator, please consult The role of the liquidator.
As they are two (2) different and unique documents, the rendering of account and the inventory do not have the same delays.
For more information on the delays and requirements, please consult 5 things to know about the role and responsibilities of a liquidator.
Firstly, you can check which documents you are entitled to as an heir and what is the process for the settlement of the estate by consulting Settling an estate.
Secondly, you are entitled to the communication of several documents as heir of the estate. These documents must be disclosed to you, with certain exceptions.
For more information, please consult 5 things to know about the communication of documents to heirs.
Yes it is possible, but there are conditions that need to be met before proceeding with advance payments.
For more information, please consult 5 things to know about your entitlement to your share of the estate and advance payments.