Step by Step Guide to finalize your Domestic Contract Drafting or Review with Landmark Law
In order to commence our services promptly and facilitate a smooth drafting or review, please provide the following by the stated timelines. Delays in receiving the information may result in closing issues and additional charges may apply. Thank you for your cooperation!
For Domestic Contract drafting with negotiations, our fees will be $1,900.00 + HST and includes 2 rounds of amendments at a maximum of 2 hours. Anything above 2 hours will be charged at our hourly rate of $295.00 + HST per hour.
For reviewing Domestic Contract with negotiations, our fees will be $295.00 + HST per hour.
STEP 1: Getting Started (Immediately)
Please immediately provide Landmark Law with:
[If anything need to be submitted by email to Landmark Law, please email and cc both firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com] Click Here to send us an Email!!!
i. Email Two valid IDs
(e.g. Canadian Driver's License, Credit Card, Passport/PR; Health Card not accepted.).
Please make sure to submit a clear "front-side" and "back-side" scan or photocopy of your two pieces of identification.
ii. Remit $900 Retainer payable to "Landmark Law Professional Corporation, in Trust" or e-transfer to firstname.lastname@example.org
If by e-transfer, please provide Landmark Law with the e-transfer secret password.
iii. Complete the Landmark Law's Standard Retainer
PDF Retainer to complete by hand and scanned back: PDF Standard Retainer [Click Here]
iv. Complete Form 1A - Landmark Law's Verification of Identity Form
[Option to either complete online or by PDF]
[To change language between English, Traditional Chinese and Simplified Chinese, you may select them respectively from the drop down menu on the top right corner of the Form.]
Online Form to complete online: Online Form 1A [Click Here] or immediately above from the embedded Form
PDF Form to complete by hand and scanned back: PDF Form 1A [Click Here]
Note: If there are any missing or incomplete information please submit them as soon as they are available to Landmark Law.
STEP 2: Interim Preparations
Please provide or confirm the following to/with Landmark Law as soon as possible:
i. If reviewing a domestic contract, the domestic contract itself, your comments, questions, concerns, positions and interests.
ii. If drafting a domestic contract, please specify which type of domestic contract, parties involved (full legal name of the parties and any children), respective positions and interests of each party, any specific or customized terms, etc.
Should it be required Landmark Law will seek further clarifications and provide you with follow up questions to answer.
iii. What is the rough timeline the parties wish to have this domestic contract executed by (should an agreement be reached)?
iv. Details on family relations (family tree and background information on relationship) and Financial Disclosures of each party (i.e., assets, liabilities, insurance policies, etc.). If applicable, also inform Landmark Law whether you are getting married this year (month and date) and whether you and your partner are purchasing a real property together and the resulting title ownership structure (i.e., Joint Tenancy or Tenancy in Common).
v. Has your partner retained a lawyer? If yes, please provide us the contact information of their lawyer.
[For Domestic Contracts, each party must obtain independent legal advice from their respective lawyers]
Note: Form for Online Submission Coming Soon - Stay Tuned!!!
STEP 3: Negotiations and Remote Meeting/Signing With Landmark Law
i. Be present and communicate frequently with Landmark Law to stay up to date and provide instructions on the negotiations of your Domestic Contract. If Landmark Law cannot reach you for instructions or there is a loss of confidence between us, etc. we may withdraw from representation in accordance with our retainer agreement and in compliance with our rules of professional conduct.
ii. Once the parties come to an understanding and are in agreement, and after the Domestic Contract has been amended accordingly, Landmark Law will provide the updated drafts for your review and comments.
iii. Once you reviewed, provided your comments and confirmed your review with Landmark Law, schedule your remote signing appointment with Landmark Law to go over the Domestic Contract in detail and answer any of your remaining questions.
[Book the remote appointment date as soon as possible after you received printing documents from Landmark Law to ensure the Domestic Contract is executed in a timely manner]
Book your Appointment: Booking Scheduler [Click Here] or immediately above from the embedded booking calendar
iv. Signing Appointment Preparations:
[Landmark Law will email you the documents to print]
- Please bring originals of your previously e-mailed identification (2 valid IDs per person) to the video meeting for our inspection.
- For the video meeting, you are only required to print one (1) copy of the attached documents for signing purposes. Please set your printer to enable the pages to “shrink to fit” to enable legal sized government documents to print out on letter size paper. Double-sided printing is fine.
- If applicable, please keep documents in separate piles for ease of reference during the meeting.
- Please let Landmark Law know the location (e.g. city, etc. - which City) you will be at for the remote meeting and signing.
We have to update the jurat for your signing appointment (the subscribed memo near the end of signing documents, generally beside your signature, that shows the date and location of your sworn oath or affirmation).
- After you signed the documents during the video meeting, please scan over your signed documents.
v. Review the following information on Steps Involved in Remote Signing:
In anticipation of our meeting, please refer to the following information/steps to keep you informed of what is expected and the setup for the meeting:
Before the meeting:
- Please print all the relevant documents that require review and signing.
- Please prepare two pieces of ID [i.e. Driver's License, Passport, Credit Card; Health Card is not acceptable].
- Please plan ahead and prepare to attend the meeting at a secure and totally private space with adequate and good soundproofing.
- It is recommended that you prepare earphones/earbuds/headphones/headsets for use throughout the remote meeting - for clearer audio and somewhat added security.
During the meeting:
- First, we will ask for your consent to video recording for compliance purposes.
- We will ask you to present the two pieces of ID you prepared before the meeting by showing us the front and backside of these IDs. Please present them within the frame of the camera view for it to be captured.
- After this, we will ask you to present to us slowly a 360 degree view of the location you are at for the meeting and for signing by ensuring that it is of a totally private nature.
- Then you will be asked to present each page, one after another, of the relevant documents that require review and signing by holding them up to the camera to be captured. Please present them within the frame of the camera view for them to be captured.
- It is important to note that throughout the meeting we are not able to pause and allow interruptions from any 3rd parties, as this meeting is private.
- After these initial prep work before and during the meeting (Steps 1-5), Winnie will proceed to go over all the relevant documents with you and answer any questions you may have.
- Lastly, when you proceed to sign the documents, we will ask you to adjust your laptop camera or phone camera and that it be positioned in a way that allows the capture of each document when you are signing it.
STEP 4: Closing Your Matter
i. Once all parties have signed and executed the Domestic Contract, Landmark Law will provide you with the original copy. File and store your official executed Agreement/Contract in a safe and secure place. Congratulations on finalizing your Domestic Contract!
ii. Remit the outstanding balance to Landmark Law once you receive Landmark Law's invoice.
iii. If you were happy with our service, we would appreciate a 5-Star Google Review and "like" on Facebook/LandmarkLawPC. Thank you again for choosing and believing in Landmark Law!
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