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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.