Services

Family Law

Whether it’s through negotiation, mediation, collaborative law, arbitration, litigation or case assessment, we can help you navigate complicated circumstances and emotions with practical and common-sense advice.

Providing creative solutions for complex family law issues.

Whether it’s through negotiation, mediation, collaborative law, arbitration, litigation or case assessment, we can help you navigate complicated circumstances and emotions with practical and common-sense advice.  Family law matters may also overlap with other areas of law such as tax, real estate and wills and estates.  We have the expertise to guide you through.

Separation, Post-Marriage, Pre-Nuptial and Cohabitation Agreements

Pre-nuptial, post-marriage and cohabitation agreements reduce uncertainty by clearly outlining what will happen financially if the relationship ends. These agreements can help prevent conflict and save both parties legal and other costs.

Whether married or unmarried, relationships sometimes end. Separation agreements set out the parties’ understandings and commitments around parenting, financial and division of property. Our lawyers use their extensive knowledge, experience and skill to protect your legal rights and best interests.

Child and Spousal Support

When partners separate, there is usually a significant financial impact. Although support is one of the most common issues during separation or divorce, the unique circumstances of your family can be complex. Talk to us about your case and how other parts of your negotiation may impact support before making any lasting decisions.

Adoption

We help clients with relative and step-parent adoptions. Adoption can sometimes be a long and complex process, and we can help you by streamlining the process. If you’re unsure how to choose an adoption lawyer or want to better understand the adoption process, we want to help.

Common Law / Adult Interdependent Partnerships

Common law partnerships are one of the most misunderstood areas of family law. We understand the intricacies of common law and cohabitation. Our family lawyers can provide helpful insight regarding your rights as a common law spouse, and we can protect these in any legal matter affecting property and assets, children, support or separation.

Property Division

Whether you are married or in a common law relationship, the issue of property division is an important aspect of a separation or divorce. Division of property may require determining what assets exist, having them valued, dealing with assets in other jurisdictions, analyzing and tracing exemptions, or working with experts to value assets such as businesses, real estate, pensions, and stock options. Even complex financial issues can be resolved in an out-of-court process such as mediation or collaborative family law.

Parenting and Custody

As a parent, the well-being of your children is of primary importance when you are ending your relationship with your co-parent. Our goal is to assist you to find a parenting schedule or arrangement that is best suited to your family and that best meets the needs of your children. We will work very hard to find a negotiated resolution for parents because we believe that negotiated arrangements are more likely to provide long-lasting solutions.

Grandparent Contact

Cases where grandparents are estranged from their grandchildren are not uncommon. Contact issues don’t just arise in the context of divorce as grandparents may become estranged from their own children or their children’s spouses, and lose the ability to stay in contact with their grandchildren. These are sensitive and challenging matters from both a legal and emotional perspective, and we will use our experience to effectively advocate for your interests.

Guardianship and Trusteeship

We have extensive experience with adult guardianship and trusteeship matters. Our lawyers provide practical and comprehensive solutions to families and individuals looking to ensure their loved ones are taken care of.