Spouses undergoing marriage breakdown should consult our support lawyer in Toronto about all family law matters including divorce and separation, child custody and access, support payments and division of property. Going through separation and divorce is tough. We’ll provide you with the best advice to help you make the transition as painless as possible and provide you with options, including negotiating an amicable settlement with your spouse, mediation, arbitration and litigation.
A court order is not always required in family disputes. We encourage clients to resolve their disputes amicably whenever possible, bearing in mind that approximately half of disputes end up in court. If the parties can come to an agreement then they can enter into a separation agreement that sets out the terms that will inform their future responsibilities and obligations.
Contact us for advice on how property, including the home where you and your spouse live, is divided when a marriage ends. This is an important process and we recommend that when you and your spouse have assets that will need to be divided as part of equalization of net family property; you should consult an experienced family lawyer. The decisions you make now will undoubtedly affect your ability to rebuild your life.
It’s about their best interest
When you separate or divorce, you must arrange for the care of your children. This includes where they will live and how important decisions about them will be made.
Both parents have a responsibility to financially support themselves and their children. If you do not have custody, the amount of child support you must pay is based on your income and the number of children you must support. The amount a payor spouse pays in child support is determined by the federal government and set out in the Child Support Table. Spouses may have other obligations such as special expenses that are not included in the day-to-day care of children.
We also assist parents who are dealing with a conflictual spouse and take steps to restrain abusive spouses.
We assist clients with a wide range of court procedures:
- Child support and special expenses
- Spousal support
- Recovering abducted children
- Restraining orders
- Exclusive possession of matrimonial home
- Equalization of family property
- Appraisal of business and assets
- Examination of books and records
- Non-dissipation of assets
- Tracing of assets
- Pension valuations