Family Law Advice for Child Support, CAS Proceedings, Divorce and More

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Child Custody

One of the most important issues for separated parents is where a child will live and how decisions will be made for years to come. Contact us and we shall guide you as to whether sole custody, joint custody or split custody are in your child’s best interest.

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Access

Access is one of the most important parenting arrangements as it sets out when and how you or someone else will spend time with the children. We will help you to focus on what is in the best interests of your children and to prepare a plan to meet your children’s needs and best interests. Contact us.

Emergency Motion Proceedings

Has your child not been returned from visits despite an agreement or a court order? Has the other party left the jurisdiction with your child and you believe they will not return? Do you strongly believe your child is at risk of harm when he/she is with the other party? Then you may be a candidate for an emergency court order that will hopefully resolve the impending problem. Do not waste time and contact us immediately.

Child Support

Child Support

Contact us for advice as to whether your child is entitled to child support or whether you are obligated to pay support for a child. We can also advise you regarding changing child support or terminating child support altogether.

Family Responsibility Office Proceedings

If you have FRO proceeding against you or you want FRO to take action over non-payment of support we can help. From driving license suspensions to wage garnishment we can guide and support you through the process.

Spousal Support

Every spouse has an obligation to provide support for himself or herself and for the other spouse, in accordance with need, to the extent that he or she is capable of doing so. Let us advise you whether you are entitled to support or obligated to pay support.

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Division of Property

The Family Law Act determines how your property is divided. However, you should not divide your assets and liabilities properly without full financial disclosure. There are forms that can assist in assessing the proper amount for the division of property. We can take you through the exercise of figuring out this somewhat complicated formula to ensure you reach a fair and reasonable settlement.

CAS proceedings

CAS Proceedings

If the Children’s Aid Society apprehended your child/ren, let us advise you regarding what can be done to get your child back and/or to deal with the CAS otherwise.

Divorce

You may have heard of “legal separation.” You should know that you will always be married until a divorce order granted by the court. Let us take you through the process of obtaining a Divorce Order. If you have other issues that you need a court to decide upon, you may include those in your Divorce Application.

The following options are suitable for people who wish to have access to legal support throughout your entire proceedings:

Separation, Marriage and Co-Habitation Agreements

Separation, Marriage and Co-Habitation Agreements

Although you may sit at the kitchen table or email endlessly back and forth to work out how you wish your matters to be settled and even type these terms up and sign them, a lawyer can advise you regarding the full capacity of your actions in terms of present and future legal ramifications. We strongly recommend that you do not enter into homemade agreements. Contact us to professionally implement the agreed upon terms into a legally binding domestic contract. Please note that we can only assist one of the two parties to a contract.

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Court Representation

If you feel nervous or otherwise unable to stand in front of a Judge and deliver your case on your own, we can appear as agents with you on your day of court and not simply speak with Judge but also assist in negotiations with the opposing party on the day.

Court Documents Preparation Assistance

If you feel overwhelmed at the amount and complexity of family rules paperwork then let us help you draft these documents. With help in completing forms you can be assured that documents are “judge ready” and no time is wasted.

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Process Serving

We have teamed up with a local process serving firm called Scotus Group.


Limited Scope Retainers and Unbundled Legal Services

Please consult with us about the option of a limited scope retainer or an unbundled legal services agreement, which may be more affordable. With this agreement, a lawyer or paralegal provides legal services for part, but not all, of a client's legal matter.

Barrie Office

89 Dunlop Street East, Suite 202

Barrie, ON L4M 1A7

Hours
Monday - Friday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Phone

Existing Clients: 705-735-0003

New Clients: 705-500-2165


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Collingwood Office

391 First Street, Suite 201-1
Collingwood, ON, L9Y 1B3

Hours

Appointments Available:
Monday – Friday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Professional Affiliations

The Law Society of Upper Canada Legal Aid Ontario
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