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Family Law

Our role is to advise our clients what their legal rights are upon the breakdown of their marriage or common-law relationship. We provide advice on such things as the division of property, the payment of spousal support and child support, child custody and access, restraining orders, and divorce and separation proceedings. We also provide independent legal advice with respect to Separation Agreements, Cohabitation Agreements, and Minutes of Settlement.

• Divorce: local and foreign divorce, annulment, opinion on a foreign divorce,
• Mediation and Complex settlement negotiations,
• Paternity proceedings,
• Child custody: representing parents, grandparents, common law partners, relatives, and multi-directional orders,
• Parenting Coordination and Parenting plans,
• Access: representing parents, grandparents, common law partners, relatives, and multi-directional orders,
• Child support: negotiations, orders, arrears, retroactive, high income payers, non recurring income, retroactive variation, rescission, enforcement, adult children,
• Spousal support: entitlement, negotiations, orders, arrears, retroactive, high income payers, non recurring income, retroactive variation, rescission and enforcement, review orders, post separation increases income, imputation of income, applicability of the Spousal Support Guidelines, determination of ability to pay, applicability of a new partner’s income in assessing the payor’s financial circumstances, support for common law,
• Domestic contracts: marriage contracts, separation agreements,
• Division of Property married couples: equalization of property, business valuation,
• Division of Property non married couples: resulting and constructive trust applications unjust enrichment,
• Child Abduction: Hague Applications for return of child and access,
• Post judgment modifications: Motions to change final order,
• Financial plans,
• Incorporation of terms of a Court order or separation agreement in Divorce judgment,
• Family responsibility Office Matters: Refraining orders, motions,
• Arbitrations,
• Parent-Child Alienation

Initial meeting can be in person or over the phone: for the meeting, be prepared to answer the following questions:
Why are you seeking a divorce or separation?

What was the reason for the break up?
Is there any chance of reconciliation? Is it worth a chance of marriage counselling or therapy?
Can you provide the personal data for you, your spouse and your children?
Can you provide the facts of your relationship? When married, separated, prenuptial agreement, where either party married before? Any possible issues with children as it relates to custody and access? Other assets

If you need to discuss a current or pending case in an absolute confidential consultation with a highly skilled lawyer, please contact us today