"Access to Legal Services is a right, not a privilege"

Eva Iole Di Giammarino

About

Eva is a lawyer dedicated to providing affordable and accessible legal services. Eva passionately believes that access to legal services is a right and not a privilege and is vocal of her criticism of the legal industry.

Eva recognizes that the legal industry in Ontario today is failing to serve working class families who do not qualify for legal aid assistance but also cannot afford extravagant billable hour rates. In response, Eva charges a low billable rate, offers flat fees and unbundled services; she is also committed to keeping clients out of court whenever possible to cut down on legal costs.

Eva graduated from the University of Ottawa Faculty of Law. For many years prior to law school Eva worked as Sexual Assault Counsellor. With this experience, Eva gained the special skills necessary to work with clients who have experienced physical and emotional trauma.

Outside of work, Eva volunteers her time as a Member of the Board of Directors for the Family Mediation Resource Centre. Every year in November, Eva hosts a fundraiser on behalf of the Shoebox Project York Region; in 2015, Eva’s fundraiser raised over $6000 for the non-profit organization.

Eva is based in Vaughan, Ontario and works as both a civil mediator and litigator. She offers legal services in the areas of: family law, civil litigation (including small claims court), wills & estates and fertility law. For family law cases, Eva is happy to accept Legal Aid Certificates.

TESTIMONIAL:
Eva was instrumental in helping me and my ex-husband resolve our custody issues. She has a great ability to calm emotions and find common ground. When I met with Eva she prioritized the health and well-being of my family unit, above everything. I would highly recommend Eva to anyone going through highly emotional divorce/separation issues, especially those who have to co-parent post divorce.
Rita M.

Services

FAMILY LAW

Family is everything and when faced with legal issues in this area, the stress can be overwhelming. Let Eva help guide you through. Eva can handle all matters of a family law file, including (but not limited to):

• Property Division
• Child Custody and Access
• Child Support
• Spousal Support
• Cohabitation Agreements
• Marriage Contracts
• Uncontested Divorce
• Independent Legal Advice
• Inter-jurisdictional Support Orders
• Adoption

Eva is happy to accept Legal Aid Certificates for family law cases. Call Eva at 416-529-0660 or email at eva.d@isrus.ca to book a free 30-minute consultation

WILLS & ESTATES

Today it is so easy to get a Will – Wills are offered through “do-it yourself” online programs and even as products sold through grocery store franchises. Eva believes that there is no such thing as a “one size fits all” Will. When you’re estate planning – no matter how many assets you have – there is no substitute for advice that is tailored to your needs.

Since Eva is able to keep over-head costs low, she offers these tailored services at competitive flat fee rates.

Call Eva at 416-529-0660 or email at eva.d@isrus.ca to book a free 30-minute consultation for the following services and find out about her flat fee rates for:

• Wills
• Power of Attorney for Property
• Power of Attorney for Personal Care

CIVIL LITIGATION

When you’re locked in a legal dispute – Eva can advocate on your behalf. Eva can handle an array of civil litigation matters including small claims matters for the following areas of law:

• Debtor/Creditor cases
• Contract Disputes and
• Employment Matters

Eva is committed to helping you resolve your issue in a timely and cost-effective manner. Call Eva at 416-529-0660 or email at eva.d@isrus.ca to book a free 30-minute consultation.

FAMILY MEDIATION

If you are separating or divorcing from your spouse, family mediation can help you create a plan for going forward, while keeping things amicable and cost effective.

Eva has extensive experience mediating couples who have chosen to separate, including cases where there has been a high level of conflict due to infidelity, addiction and debt.

Eva can help you and your ex-partner find common ground, eliminate negative communication and prioritize the health and well-being of your children post-separation.

CO-MEDIATION MODEL

DiGiammarino Law is one of the few family law firms in Ontario offering Co-Mediaiton! In a Co-Mediation model, the parties work with 2 mediators (for the price of one). Eva routinely works with Laura Tarcea who is an accredited mediator and has a background in psychology & mental health.

With Eva’s experience as a lawyer, and Laura’s experience in psychology and mental health, clients are provided with unparalleled support as they use mediation to resolve disputes. The Co-Mediation model is best for parents who will continue to work together post divorce/separation, raising their children.

If one really wishes to know how justice is administered in a country, one does not question the policemen, the lawyers, the judges, or the protected members of the middle class. One goes to the unprotected--those, precisely, who need the law's protection most!--and listens to their testimony.
James Baldwin

FEES

HOURLY RATE, UNBUNDLED & FLAT FEE SERVICES

Billable Hour

Eva charges $200/per + H.S.T.

What are Unbundled Legal Services?

Unbundled Services also known as Limited Scope Retainers, allow the client and the lawyer to make an arrangement where the lawyer completes only specific aspects of a case, rather than the whole case. This reduces legal costs but still allows the client to get some legal advice and assistance.

Call Eva at 416-529-0660 or email at eva.d@isrus.ca to book a free 30-minute consultation and learn more about unbundled legal services.

Flat Fees

One of the main criticisms of legal services is that costs continue to accrue at a rapid pace. Flat fees are the solution to this problem. Contact Eva for her flat fee rates on the following:

• Wills/Power of Attorney
• Fertility law information session
• Independent Legal Advice
• Cohabitation Agreements
• Marriage Contracts
• Uncontested Divorce
TESTIMONIAL:
When I first met Eva I was cynical - I had already worked with two lawyers who I blamed for dragging out my divorce. Eva was a breath of fresh air - she is frank but incredibly compassionate and her unbundled services helped me resolve the outstanding issues with my ex-partner.
David P.

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