Experienced Divorce Lawyer in Barrie and South Eastern Ontario

Are you looking for a law firm that offers comprehensive Family Law services in Barrie and South Eastern Ontario at affordable rates? If so, you have come to the right Divorce Lawyer. Family Law involves a range of issues that can be frustrating to deal with. Let us help you. Learn more about the different ways our law office can provide legal assistance on this page.

 

Individualized Family Law Information Session

AGSLAW Professional Corporation is excited to present our individualized family law information session:


What is it

Every two weeks for a period of two hours, we will open our doors to the public and provide free 10-15 minutes individual discussions with our Family Lawyer, Annette Goldberg Schreiber. These are information sessions on Family Law questions you may have.

What can you discuss

Because of the limited amount of time, we will limit the discussion to the following issues only:

  • Child Custody
  • Child Access
  • Child Support
  • Family Law procedures


What will not be discussed:

Due to limitation of time, we will not be able to discuss complicated issues such as:

  • Division of Property
  • CAS Court Matters
  • Review of Separation Agreements
  • Review of documents (court or other)

If you wish to do so, you would be well advised to book a regular consult where we can take up to an hour of our time to discuss your matters, for a reasonable fee.


Do you need to book an appointment in order to participate:

No, you do not! We will hold the session on a first-come-first-serve basis. There will be a sign-up sheet and a short form for you to fill out. Once all the spots are filled, we will advise you to try again to fit into the next session.

When is the next session: Please call us to confirm the next free information session.

 

Why Choose Us?

AGSLAW Professional Corporation provides flexible legal services from full representation to self-representation assistance. We offer affordable access to professional legal services on a personalized fee structure.

 

Our staff’s volume of experience provides you with expert assistance regardless of the situation. Our knowledge and guidance can help make a difficult transition easier.


Our goal at AGSLAW Professional Corporation is to significantly increase your access to professional legal services in family law.

We have initiated three client options to achieve this goal:

 

1. Personalized fee structure

The purpose of our personalized fee structure is to simply reflect that while people have different abilities to afford Family Law services in Barrie and South Eastern Ontario (as their household income and circumstances differ), all people should have the opportunity to access professional legal services, in full or in part. Unlike the LSP (Legal Services Packages) option, this option is usually chosen by suitable clients looking for the strength and confidence that come with a lawyer representing them throughout the duration of their case. Your personalized fee structure will be calculated when you have your initial consultation.

2. LSP: legal services packages

It is a fact that nearly all the litigants in Family Court today cannot afford legal advice, representation and assistance with document preparation. This is usually due to the disparity between household incomes and the cost of services offered by most law firms. We are confident that with our Initiatives, you will be able to gain the benefit of professional legal assistance experienced strictly in Family Law at an exceptionally reasonable and affordable cost.

Limited scope retainers and unbundling of legal services

Under a limited scope retainer, also known as an "unbundling" agreement, a lawyer or Paralegal provides legal services for part, but not all, of a client's legal matter, by agreement with the client. Unbundling can be an affordable option for people who don’t qualify for legal aid, can’t afford a lawyer for their entire matter, or might otherwise choose to represent themselves.

Cost of a package: Call for rates. They will be determined with your first meeting with one of our lawyers.

We also offer valuable additional support services; please click here for further details.

In the sea of available law firms for your choosing, AGSLAW Professional Corporation is truly unique. As most law firms you will come across, AGSLAW Professional Corporation offers Family Law services provided by our professional lawyers and supported by our wonderful staff. However, what makes AGSLAW Professional Corporation different is being a Client-Focused law firm. For the clear majority of people needing Family Law assistance, it is not an option to receive the adequate help they need and deserve simply because it is unaffordable. Most firms are unaffordable to the public and that is why we see that most of the litigants in Family Court are not assisted by a lawyer. We have intentionally set up our firm in a unique and innovative way to afford you the opportunity to get the advice, representation, support and help that you need in an affordable, reasonable and flexible manner. That is the AGSLAW Professional Corporation difference.

3. Informative, Professional, Yet Affordable Consultations

Standard-track consultation:

Benefits: This consult gives you the benefit of speaking with one of our experienced Divorce Lawyers for up to one hour. It is typically suitable for people who have more than 2 issues to extensively discuss with a lawyer, documents to review and/or an ongoing case at Family Court or via out-of-court Negotiations.

Cost: Call for rates.

Fast-track consultation:

Benefits: This consult gives you the benefit of consulting with one of our experienced Family Law attorneys for 20 minutes. It is typically suitable for people who have brief questions and are looking for some general guidance. This option is not beneficial for clients who wish to have extensive documentation reviewed and advised upon.

Cost: Call for rates.

Are you not sure which consultation to choose? Get in touch with us today.

Standard Track Consultation

This consultation gives you the benefit of speaking with one of our experienced lawyers for up to one hour. It is typically suitable for people who have more than two issues to extensively discuss with a lawyer, documents to review and /or an ongoing case at Family Court or via out-of-court Negotiations. This is also a good starting point for someone choosing self-representation.

Cost: Call for rates.

Please see the following typical topics for Standard Track Consultation:

  • You are considering separating from your spouse or common-law partner and wish to know what your rights and obligations are under Family Law, you wish to know 'where you stand.
  • You wish to understand what is the difference between going through Court and negotiating an out of court Separation Agreement. You also wish to discuss which may be best for your specific situation.
  • You have just been served with court papers and you are worried. You wish to know what the papers mean, what steps you should take now, and which route is the best for you.
  • Your spouse or common-law partner has gone to see a lawyer and has given you a written settlement proposal. You are wondering how to respond, what should you agree and not agree with, and what would be the short-term and long-term legal consequences.
  • If you feel that your child is in danger, and you're you wondering about the process and the legalities involved in securing an urgent court order for custody.
  • You are being denied access to your child. The police will not assist you because you do not have a court order for access with your child, and you need urgent legal help.
  • You feel that your child will be in great danger if the other parent will take them for access. You are wondering how you can protect your child.
  • The Family Responsibility Office (FRO) has sent you a letter stating that they will suspend your Driver’s Licence if you do not pay up your support arrears. You need your licence to work, and you are very worried.
  • The Children's Aid Society has taken your child away and has begun court proceedings against you. You need to understand what's going on, how to possibly get your child back, and how to make sure you continue to see your child while the proceedings go on.
  • You are going through a volatile separation, and your spouse is saying you will not get anything from the house because it's not in your name. They are also saying they will not pay you any support. You are extremely worried as to how you and your kids will survive financially.
  • You and your partner are not married. Your relationship is at an end. He or she is telling you that you do not deserve anything because 'nothing is in your name' from them financially, even though you lived in the same house. And maybe you even worked together in your partner's business. You are very concerned about your future financial well-being and feel this is unfair.

Fast Track Consultation

This consult gives you the benefit of consulting with one of our experienced lawyers for 20 minutes. It is typically suitable for people who have brief questions and are looking for some general guidance. This option is not beneficial for clients who wish to have extensive documentation reviewed and advised upon.

Cost: Call for rates.

  • You have a question about how to change an existing order
  • You are not clear about a part of your existing court order and need clarification
  • You have procedural questions about the procedures in Family Court
  • You wish to know your rights/obligation in brief, with regards to one or two issues within Family Law
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Personalized Fee Structure

The personalized fee structure recognizes all people should have access to professional legal services, yet many have varying degrees of ability to afford legal services. Unlike the LSP (Legal Services Packages) option, this option is usually chosen by clients wishing to retain a lawyer throughout their case. Your personalized fee structure will be calculated when you have your initial consultation.

LSP: Legal Services Packages

It is a fact that nearly all the litigants in Family Court today cannot afford legal advice, representation and assistance with document preparation. This is usually due to the disparity between household incomes and the cost of services offered by most law firms. We are confident that with our Initiatives, you will be able to gain the benefit of professional legal assistance experienced strictly in Family Law at an exceptionally reasonable and affordable cost.

Cost of a package: Call for rates.

How to choose a package: At your consultation, the lawyer will be able to advise you which package suits your needs and advise you of the cost. The package may be combined as needed.

The following are currently available LSP’s:

a. Application Package:

i. Suitable for those who wish to obtain for the first time a Court Order to deal with issues such as custody and/or Access to Children, Child Support, Spousal Support and Division of Property.
ii. Depending on the circumstances, this package typically includes an Application form, An Affidavit in Support of Custody and Access Claims form and a Financial Statement form.

b. Answer Package:

i. Suitable for those who need to Answer an Application that has been served upon him/ her.
ii. Depending on the circumstances, this package typically includes an Answer form, An Affidavit in Support of Custody and Access Claims form and a Financial Statement form.

c. Motion to Change Package:

i. Suitable for those who wish for the court to make changes to an existing Final Court Order.
ii. Depending on the circumstances, this package typically includes a Motion to Change form, Change of Information form, an Affidavit in Support of Custody and Access Claims, an Affidavit form and a Financial Statement form.

d. Motion Package:

i. Suitable for those who wish to apply to the court for a Temporary Court Order on such issues such as custody and/or access to children, Child Support, Spousal Support and Division of Property.
ii. Depending on the circumstances, this package will normally include a Notice of Motion form, an Affidavit form and a Financial Statement form.
*** Please note that cost of this package will depend and vary according to the number of affidavits required and length of each.

e. Family Responsibility Office Package:

i. Suitable for those who are facing Enforcement Proceedings by the FRO, such as Proceedings to have their Driver’s License suspended.
ii. Depending on what is being sought by the FRO, the package will include the required forms to answer the proceedings. It may be combined with the Motion to Change package should you need to change the existing support order for an additional cost.

f. Individual form preparation:
i. You may find yourself needing assistance with an individual form such as a Financial Statement, Reply, Conference Brief or an Affidavit or any of the other Family Court forms.

g. Court Conference Briefs:

i. Briefs are required form within the Family Law rules for whether you're attending a case conference settlement conference for trial management conference at court. The purpose of the brief is to summarize for the judge in the most effective way what the issues are in your case and what are the facts in your case. Without an effective brief, a judge is not going to understand the nature of your issue in family court and is going to have a hard time helping you. Our experienced lawyers will ensure that a brief is drafted on your behalf such that you would get the most out of your day in court making it clear to the judge what your position is and briefing the judge about the case in general. Please note that if you do not serve a brief prior to court date you may not be heard in court and the court date may not go ahead which could open you up to an order of cost payable to the opposing side as it is extremely important that this document be done properly and on time.

h. Court Attendance Package:

i. You may choose to retain one of our experienced lawyers to represent you on a certain court date.
***Please note that the cost of this package will depend on the extent of the preparation that will be required by the lawyer for the court date, as well as on whether you will require us to prepare any documents on your behalf for the court date.
i. Wills, Power of Attorney and Living Wills:
i. Call for rates on wills.

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Additional Support Services 

The following services are offered at AGSLAW Professional Corporation as an addition to any of our services or individually. The cost of these services shall be provided to you at your consultation. As always, we offer these services to you at the most reasonable cost possible.

  • Correspondence/s: AGSLAW Professional Corporation can be retained to prepare correspondences on your behalf. For example, you received a letter from your former spouse or their lawyer and wish for us to formulate the response on your behalf in a professional manner. Or you wish not to have any contact with the opposing side.
  • Order interpretation: You need clarification on what an order/s mean (i.e. your rights and obligations under the order).
  • Order drafting: You have a handwritten court agreement (Minutes of Settlement), and you wish for us to have the order drafted.
  • Coaching: Let us be your guide through the many processes of Family Law, such as court appearances, mediation, OCL and CAS meetings, phone calls to opposing parties, among many others. We can meet with you and strategize a response, or strategize a start to your proceedings to place you on the right foot. Come in for as many meetings as you find necessary for you to remain well informed while making tough choices.
  • Offers to settle: You feel that you have a good idea as to how to resolve your legal issue. Let us help you prepare a comprehensive and effective Offer to Settle, which will protect your present and future legal interests.
  • Legal research: let our legal professionals research an area of the law using the latest technology that relates to your situation to help you make the best choices in relation to the question/s at hand.
  • Process serving: We can serve and file any document at any court in Canada, among other court services.

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