COMPARISONS WITH PUBLISHED FEES
FROM A VANCOUVER ISLAND NOTARY
I often have people ask me if they could use my services as a notary, and not as a lawyer: they generally believe that lawyers always charge more than notaries charge. I tend to stay away from clients who are trying to find a way to get a special deal on their legal services, but I also try to make it clear that my legal fees are very reasonable, and that my services can go beyond what they might expect from a notary. Here are some examples of how my fees for some services compare with fees published in a Vancouver Island notary firm’s brochure.
- Simple will (one person):
- Simple wills (couple):
- Power of attorney (one person, appointing one attorney):
- Power of attorney (one person, appointing more than one attorney):
- Power of attorney (a couple, appointing one attorney):
- Power of attorney (for a couple, appointing more than one attorney):
- Additional cost if a representation agreement or power of attorney has to be mailed out for signatures:
- Representation agreement (one person):
- Representation agreement (for a couple):
- Registration of a will (will notice):
*: Taxes are G.S.T. and sales tax on all fees, and on most disbursements paid on your behalf In each of the above cases, the stated fees represent the work for simple cases; although most matters do fit into the "simple" category, there are exceptions, so you should not assume that your work will always be classed as "simple": your fees could be higher than the fees noted above, and you should verify the total fees before proceeding with your work.