Family Law

No matter what stage or situation a couple's relationship is at, our mission is to protect our clients' rights and help them navigate through a process that requires significant emotional capital. 

What counts in making a happy relationship is not so much how compatible you are but how you deal with incompatibility.

- Leo Tolstoy

Types of Family Law matters we can help you with.

Our Family Law practice covers a wide-range of stages and situations related to a couple’s relationship.  Contact us for legal help.

A divorce is when a valid marriage breaks down and is dissolved on the date of the decree of divorce.  A divorce can be initiated as: (i) a simple (uncontested divorce) where the applicant requests a divorce alone and no other additional relief, (ii) a joint divorce (initiated by both spouses) where they request a divorce alone (on consent) or a divorce and other relief (on consent), or (iii) a divorce with corollary issues (contested) where the applicant seeks a divorce and other relief.    

Child support is governed by the Federal Child Support Guidelines under the Divorce Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. 3 (2nd Supp.), and the Provincial Child Support Guidelines, O. Reg. 391/97, under the Family Law Act, R.S.O. 1990, c. F.3.  These are the presumptive guideline table amounts and they are a factor in the calculation of child support.  However, there are various other factors and circumstances that affect child support payments.

Spousal support is a payment or a series of payments made from one spouse to another after their separation.  These amounts are frequently determined using the Spousal Support Advisory Guidelines, and legal considerations govern the questions of entitlement to spousal support, the quantum (amount) of spousal support, and the duration of spousal support.

Domestic contracts are specialized agreements that deal with various stages and situations related to a couple’s relationship.  These types of agreements can include: Marriage Contracts, Cohabitation Agreements, Separation Agreements, Parenting Agreements, Variation Agreements (varying the terms of any of the foregoing agreements).