PRACTICE AREAS - FAMILY LAW
We serve all types of families, and have particular experience in cases that require working with a variety of financial professionals. Our family law services include:
Divorce and Separation;
Contracts & Agreements;
Other Family Law issues.
A child custody dispute can easily become one of the most psychologically draining aspects of a separation or divorce. Emotions of both parties run high and questions about the outcome seem endless.
If either parent relocates to another city, the child custody arrangement may be revisited. Prior to making a major decision such as this it is crucial to discuss the matter and possible outcomes with a lawyer.
We can guide you through the legal process and protect your interests to eliminate or minimize conflict between the parties. Family Law is a battle that should not be entered into without proper representation.
We can protect your rights and become your voice of reason as well as your advocate.
We are conveniently located downtown Toronto, and are also available to meet virtually by appointment.
Reasons to Hire a Family Lawyer:
Bully prevention: when a party makes outlandish threats it is often an attempt to intimidate or based on a complete misunderstanding of the law. This happens more often when the other party does not have a lawyer because the other party thinks they can get away with it.
With a lawyer, you do not have to worry about having to talk to the other party's lawyer directly. When direct communication is no longer effective, a lawyer shields the blows and calmly negotiates on your behalf.
Family law is complicated. You have to study the legislation, stay abreast of changes and the legal climate, and know the outcome of past court cases. It is easy to see how someone could get taken advantage of when the other party is making threatening claims.
Unfortunately, a party may end up presenting facts that actually work against their case, simply because they did not know any better. In addition to incriminating oneself, these facts are not tied into a cohesive theory.
When you are not prepared or do not follow court procedures, it comes off that you do not care. Ultimately, if a judge believes you are wasting their valuable time, you lose respect and credibility. Therefore, you should do everything possible to help the judge help you.
Your family lawyer knows and presents the most important facts, and in a manner that argues why you should get the outcome you desire.
Litigants are expected to follow the proper rules of evidence and format for presenting a case to the judge. Therefore, don't make the mistake of underestimating the significance of properly handling your case and following correct legal procedures.