We Offer Flat Fees
Whether your case is family related or criminal we use set fees as much as possible. These flat fees always include taxes and also usually include any applicable court registry or other government charges. If circumstances change then that is discussed with the client before any additional fees will be considered. Our team will begin working on a case after your payment, so our clients never receive surprise charges. We are able to provide you with a fixed fee for most uncontested divorce cases, agreements including marriage and separation agreements, most immigration cases and criminal cases including but not limited to driving while prohibited.
Initial Consultation Fee
In some cases, we need to schedule an initial consultation in order to assess your case. This consultation can be held online or in person at our office in downtown Vancouver. There will be a $200 (tax included) consultation fee, but this fee will be deducted from your invoice if you decide to retain us. We provide the consultation in English, Mandarin, Cantonese, Korean and Japanese. There is no additional charge for interpretation.
We Do Not Charge an Interpretation Fee
We are one of the original multicultural law firms in Vancouver and we do not charge interpretation fees. Our Chinese speaking legal assistant will answer the phone in both English and Chinese. You can always request an assistant who speaks Korean, Japanese or Cantonese. Navigating through the legal process can be stressful, but we believe that being able to speak in your primary language gives you comfort and promotes smooth communication moving forward.
Please note that we can not translate legal documents as this requires certified translation. We can only translate communications between our clients and our lawyers. If you require an interpreter for your trial and hearing etc, then we need to request a court certified interpreter.
We accept E-transfer and credit card payments. Payments can be completed within and from outside of Canada.
Credit card payments:
An invoice and link for a payment will be sent by an email OR please call us and make payment over the phone. We accept Visa, Mastercard, American Express, JCB or Discover logo and Interac Debit cards
Please contact Specht and Pryer staff for instruction.
Please send us a picture of your photo ID when you make your first payment. This is required by regulation. Your picture ID can be a driver’s licence or a passport either from Canada or overseas. A copy of your ID will be kept in your file with our office.
Specht and Pryer works with a variety of local Vancouver experts depending on the file. From appraisers, accountants and business valuators to medical specialists who can perform independent medical examinations. We also work with court certified translators, skip tracers and collection agents. For some medical procedures such as MRI’s (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) we are able to get you an appointment within a week or two. We have even retained a local university professor to give an opinion regarding the cultural meaning of certain Chinese phrases in a criminal case. Whatever kind of expert is required we likely already have a relationship.
We do not add a fee on top of whatever fee the expert charges. At Specht and Pryer you simply pay the fee and, in many cases, pay the fee directly to the expert.
Monday - Friday: 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Address: # 1150 – 789 West Pender Street Vancouver,
British Columbia, Canada V6C 1H2