FAMILY LAWYER IN BURLINGTON
If you’re looking for a family lawyer in Burlington or a family lawyer in Oakville then please contact my office.
By far one of the most contested, stressful and exhausting areas of law is family court. Many lawyers themselves become jaded after years of practicing family law. This causes them to not feel empathy for their clients. I have heard way too many stories of mothers and fathers complaining about how their family lawyer doesn't care about their needs.
Also, many family law lawyers forget that the process is emotionally crippling and soul sucking. I will do my best, to provide you with comfort, guidance and peace.
On this page you will find information about:
- Child custody
- Spousal support
- Divorce and property
- Separation agreements
- Marriage contracts
- Foreign divorce opinions
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YOUR CHILDREN ARE MY TOP PRIORITY
I always take the time to listen to the pain of a parent or to hear the frustrations of a spouse. At my law office your children and their future is always my top priority.
In most situations, I will always suggest court as the last option. However, I understand dire circumstances such as, negligent parenting, abusive parenting, parental alienation and a toxic environment.
Child custody and or access to a child is definitely, one of the primarily reasons why family court cases can become viscous. On the breakdown of a marriage, parents must decide on custody arrangements for their children. In other words, who gets the kids. Parents have three options:
- Sole Custody: The child lives with you and you are able to make all important life decisions. Unless, there is an separation agreement or court order that says otherwise.
- Joint Custody: Both parents are involved in making decisions together. Children may live equally with both parents or not. What's important here is that relevant decisions affecting the child are made together.
- Shared Custody: This is more about ensuring the children spend an equal amount of time with each parent. This can have implications on child support.
- Split Custody: One parent will live with each child.
Unless, there are serious, harmful consequences I will always urge regular contact between parents and their children.
When a divorce or separation happens the financially weaker party make seek spousal support.
On the breakdown of a marriage child support will be payable to the parent with primary custody of the children.
- How do I get child support?
- I can’t afford child support payments anymore because my income has changed?
- How much child support will I receive?
WHAT IS A SEPARATION AGREEMENT?
If the husband and wife are willing to work together, a separation agreement is an effective way to save money and headaches.
- What is a separation agreement?
- should I get a separation agreement?
- Can I draft my own separation agreement?
- What is independent legal advice?
DIVORCE AND PROPERTY
Dividing up property and assets after a divorce can be hectic and exhausting. There are various issues that arise.
ARE YOU THE VICTIM OF PARENTAL ALIENATION?
Parental alienation is a concept that has started to gain recognition over the last few years. This is where one parent, primarily the one who has custody engages in a toxic smearing of the other parent referred to as the target parent. The children in this scenario suffer tremendously. Social support services rarely if ever recognize or acknowledge parental alienation.
- Should I hire a parental alienation lawyer?
- What should I do if I am the victim of parental alienation?
- What is parental alienation?
WHAT ARE THE STAGES IN A FAMILY COURT?
There are various stages in a family court case. To learn more click here.
- Urgent motions
- Case Conference
- Settlement Conference
- Trial Management Conference
WHAT IS A MOTION?
A motion is a court application. For more information check out my blog post entitled, What is a motion?
I WANT A DIVORCE
If you are looking to obtain a divorce immediately there are a few important things to keep in mind. The parties will have to be separated for a one year period. Further, if they reconcile they can do so for up to 90 days without interrupting the one year clock.
Feel free to check out my article entitled, I want a divorce.
WHAT IS A COMMON LAW RELATIONSHIP?
Your rights in a common law relationship are very different from a married couple.
- How is property treated in a common law relationship?
- The matrimonial home and common law relationships?
- What is a joint family venture?
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT FAMILY LAW:
- Is family court sexist?
- Are family courts biased towards dads?
- What are false allegations of domestic violence?
- What impact will a false allegation of domestic violence have in family court?
- How does a criminal charge affect child custody?
- Do I have to disclose any criminal charges in a custody hearing?
- What is a form 35.1?
- What is an Affidavit in Support of Claim for Custody?
- What is parental alienation?
- How do I serve family court documents?
- What is an Affidavit of Service?
- What if I can't serve the other side with the court documents?
- Muslims and divorce in Ontario.
- How is the Haq Mehr treated in Ontario?
FAMILY LAWYER NEAR ME IN BURLINGTON?
Are you looking for a family law lawyer in Burlington or Oakville? Call my office.
My address is 901 Guelph Line, Burlington.
You can also call or text at 416-505-4901 OR call Toll Free: 1 (800) 939-9211