We prefer payment by electronic funds transfer or by cheque, bank draft or money order, but also accept payment by debit and credit card. We cannot accept cash.

Arbitration & mediation

The parties are jointly and severally responsible for the fees of, and any disbursements incurred by, John-Paul Boyd Arbitration Chambers. Where the parties are represented by lawyers, the arbitration and mediation agreements used by John-Paul Boyd Arbitration Chambers make the parties’ lawyers responsible for paying our fees and disbursements. Where one or both parties are not represented by lawyers, they are responsible for our fees and any disbursements themselves.

In the case of mediation, all fees and disbursements are due when the mediation has terminated, whether or not an agreement has been reached on all or some of the issues brought to mediation.

In the case of arbitration, all fees and disbursements are due when the final award has been prepared, and must be paid before the final award will be released.

Parenting coordination

The parties are jointly and severally responsible for the fees of, and any disbursements incurred by, John-Paul Boyd Arbitration Chambers.

Accounts will be rendered on a monthly basis and be delivered by email, and are due five days after they are sent.

Independent legal advice

Accounts will be rendered when or shortly after the legal advice has been provided. Accounts will be delivered by email and are due five days after they are sent.

Children’s legal services

Accounts will be rendered when or shortly after the services has been provided or, in the case of views of the child reports and children’s affidavits, when the report or affidavit has been prepared. Accounts will be delivered by email and are due five days after they are sent.

overdue accounts

Interest is charged at a compounding rate of one percent per month, or 12.68 percent per annum, on all accounts not paid within 30 days of the date on which they are due.