Facing a family law dispute can make you feel like your life is in pieces. Our skilled and experienced lawyers guide you through the process, helping you to make informed decisions.
Separation & Divorce
A separation typically occurs when one person in a marriage or common law relationship chooses to end the relationship, and the circumstances may or may not include issues of property and financial support. It’s important to seek legal counsel as soon as possible either in advance of a separation or after a separation occurs, as a number of rights and obligations are determined based on the date of separation.
A divorce is the legal dissolution of a marriage, and is subject to the terms outlined in the Federal Divorce Act. Regardless of whether a divorce is uncontested or if it is more complex, our team will work to ensure your legal rights are protected.
Child Custody and a Parenting Schedule
The decisions surrounding the custody and parenting of children are among the most sensitive components of family law. Our team understands each case is unique and that a timely resolution is of utmost importance when children are involved. There are options in the custodial arrangements and parenting schedules available to address your family’s needs and we will work with you to advocate for an outcome that is best suited to the circumstances of your matter.
Child and Spousal Support
Both child and spousal support provisions are prescribed under federal and provincial legislation, however, there are numerous variables that impact how the law may apply to your particular situation. Regardless as to whether you are a support provider or support recipient it is critical to have an experienced legal professional advocating on your behalf to ensure your rights are protected and your obligations are clear. In addition, our team has extensive experience in addressing issues related to support enforcement and the possible involvement of the Family Responsibility Office (“FRO”).