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The Eglinton West Law Office provides comprehensive services in family law. Honest, compassionate and child focused, we take the time to listen to our clients’ concerns, to understand the nuances of their case and to give them the best legal advice and representation from the outset.
Whether you are going through a difficult separation, are dealing with allegations of child abuse or domestic violence, or are planning to expand your family through adoption, we are the right fit for you. Call or email us to schedule your consultation.
The Eglinton West Law Office is operated by Renatta Austin Professional Corporation.
Renatta is a dynamic family lawyer. She holds an undergraduate degree in Criminology and Political Science from the University of Toronto, a law degree from the University of Toronto, Faculty of Law, and a Master's degree from the University of Western Ontario.
Renatta regularly represents family law clients in the Ontario Court of Justice and the Superior Court of Justice. She also represents children in custody/access and child protection proceedings as a panel member with the Office of the Children’s Lawyer.
Renatta is the Board Chair of the Women’s Health in Women’s Health Community Health Centre.
Pierrette obtained her Law Clerk diploma in 2015. She has her own personal experience with family law and child protection, as she was made a Crown Ward at a young age. She wishes to utilize the experiences she gained through her upbringing to positively influence families dealing with the legal system, and to bring awareness to mental health issues. Pierrette is the first point of contact at our office for general inquiries and client matters.
Bethany holds a Bachelor’s degree in Criminology and Sociology from the University of Toronto. She has a deep understanding of social justice issues, court procedures and case management.
Bethany is responsible for assisting clients with their files, as well as managing the day-to-day operations of our firm.
We offer family law services on a full and limited scope retainer basis. We charge an hourly fee for legal services. Our time is recorded and invoices are rendered for the actual time spent by the lawyer and/or law clerk on client matters.
The total cost of family law services will depend on a number of factors, including the complexity of the matter and the degree of conflict between the parties. While it can be difficult to predict the exact cost of any legal matter from start to finish, we are conscious of the financial impact of separation on families. We strive to give our clients a realistic cost estimate during the initial consultation and we discuss costs and cost saving measures with clients at each stage of their matter.
Our firm accepts a limited number of Legal Aid Certificates for child protection and family law matters heard at the 47 Sheppard and 311 Jarvis courthouses.
In an effort to make legal services affordable and available to all, we do NOT offer free consultations.
An initial 30-minute consultation with the lawyer is $150, plus HST (total $169.50). For more complex matters, we may recommend a 1-hour consultation, which will be billed at the lawyer’s hourly rate of $300, plus HST ($339). Any additional time required to complete the consultation will be billed at the lawyer's hourly rate.
We require confirmation of the appointment and payment of the consultation fee at least 48 hours in advance of a consultation. If payment is not made, the appointment will be cancelled.
Please note that the consultation fee is NON-REFUNDABLE if the appointment is cancelled within 48 hours of the start time. If you are late for your appointment, your time slot will not be held for more than 10 minutes after the scheduled start time.
Payment can be made online using a credit card (above), or by sending an Interac E-Transfer to firstname.lastname@example.org
Our firm accepts Legal Aid Certificates for child protection, family and criminal law matters in the GTA.
At this time, we accept cash or credit only as payment methods in our office. We DO NOT accept debit card payments in office.
Eglinton West Law Office
1752 Eglinton Avenue West
Special note about parking: There is no on-site parking at our office. Street parking is available on along Eglinton Avenue West from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM. Clients are encouraged to park at the designated Green P Parking lot at 1 Shortt Street near Eglinton Avenue West and Dufferin Street