Family Law

  • We assist clients with all of the legal ramifications that accompany the breakdown of a marriage or relationship. We also provide advice and assistance regarding agreements that preserve business and personal assets, should marriages or common-law relationships falter. We emphasize an approach to family law and divorce matters that mixes equal amounts of resourcefulness and common sense. Judicial intervention is often the most appropriate means of resolving a dispute, but we frequently resolve issues through direct negotiation or alternate dispute resolution in order to maximize results and minimize disruptions and costs for our clients. Services we frequently provide to our family law clients include divorce settlements, prenuptial agreements, estate litigation, child custody and access issues, adoptions and mobility rights.

    Divorce Settlements

    We assist clients in obtaining divorce settlements and in resolving the accompanying property division and spousal support issues.

    Prenuptial Agreements

    We advise on and structure prenuptial and cohabitation agreements in order to allow our clients to organize their affairs in a way that protects their future security, and to better facilitate the implementation of the parties’ intentions, should the marriage or relationship subsequently fail.

    Mobility Rights

    After a marriage or relationship has dissolved, the ability to relocate to another city, province, or country with a child of the relationship is an issue that often arises. We help protect our clients’ rights to mobility and access.

    Estate Litigation

    Family trust assets can be put at risk in a divorce proceeding. We act to protect and preserve family trust assets in the event of marital breakdown, and we defend against challenges to family trusts.

    Adoption

    We assist parents with the adoption of children, and step-parents with the adoption of their partners’ children.