Family & Divorce Lawyers in Simcoe County, York Region & GTA
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Our team can help ease the stress of your family law situation. We offer in-person and digital consultations to suit your busy schedule. Call us today to get started.
Barrie (705) 302-1102
Newmarket (289) 802-2433
Our “Plan A” is to help you settle all of your family law issues without going to Family Court. We can help you negotiate a separation agreement using Negotiation, Mediation or Collaborative Practice. Most cases just need a little bit of our legal assistance to get it resolved fairly and on a final basis so you can move on with life. We also like to help prevent clients from having legal issues by creating cohabitation and marriage contracts.
When Family Court is necessary, we will represent your interests with integrity using our honed skills of advocacy to get you your best result. If you need a strong advocate at your side, our team is ready to help. We will ensure your rights are respected whether you need our representation at a motion, case conference, settlement conference or trial. We do Family Court every day.
Many folks just need a helping hand and hire us to help give them some limited assistance. If you just need advice or coaching, we can help. If you just want us to create documents for you, we can help. If you just need us to help for one or two steps in the court process, we can help. Whatever you need and is within your budget, we can help.
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What about the kids?
The most emotionally laden issues relate to children. We have a series of articles about those issues, how to resolve them and how to maintain your relationship with your children after a divorce.
How is it divided?
This section is all about the financial issues inherent to separation and divorce. We discuss child support, spousal support and the division or equalization of property.
When will the pain stop?
Our motto is “Resolving Family Conflict with Heart”. We will do our best to support you through your divorce and separation. We truly want to help you. We hope these articles will also help you on your journey.
What happens next?
Whether you want to learn about an amicable divorce (negotiated agreement, mediation or collaborative practice) or you are considering family court or arbitration, we have articles here for you.
Our mission is to resolve family conflict with heart. We treat others as we would like to be treated.
Why Choose Galbraith Family Law
The reason to choose us is that we will treat you the way we would like to be treated if in your situation. Firm owner, Brian Galbraith, states “When I went through my own divorce, I wanted to achieve a peaceful resolution (I have three children with my first wife, so I wanted to be able to co-parent with her amicably), in a timely manner (getting a resolution quickly was important) and cost-effectively (I did not want to waste money or the resolution of issues, I would rather spend my money on my children).
"Of course, I wanted to ensure my rights were respected as well, and here at Galbraith Family Law our whole team is there to do just that. We are committed to ensuring that we are strong advocates for our client's rights, while remaining practical and striving to ensure that we help situations, not make them worse. Developing practical, cost-effective resolutions that will result in robust, long-lasting settlement is our goal. We always remember, we treat the client as we would like to be treated if in their shoes."
Family Law Blog
Mobility cases, or situations where one divorced parent wants to move away from the other parent with their children, are […]Read More
Prenuptial agreements (also known as marriage contracts) have long been a contentious subject. In fact, the Coen brothers’ film Intolerable […]Read More
Mobility cases, or situations where one divorced parent wants to move away from the other parent with their children, are often tricky to decide. However, with modern society becoming more and more mobile, these situations come up pretty often. Perhaps you’re being relocated for work, or you’d like to move back to where your family […]Read More
Ending your marriage when you have a blended family adds another layer of complication to an already complex process. Issues like custody and child support are often relatively straightforward when it comes to a child’s biological parents, but what happens when the kids have formed a strong relationship with their stepparents? Do stepparents have a […]Read More
Prenuptial agreements (also known as marriage contracts) have long been a contentious subject. In fact, the Coen brothers’ film Intolerable Cruelty uses a prenuptial agreement as a major plot point! Some people say that a prenup is essential for any marriage, and other people say it’s only necessary if one of you already has significant […]Read More
Blending a family when you get remarried is an exciting and wonderful step, but it can also be tricky to navigate. If you are planning to legally adopt your stepchildren, that adds a whole new wrinkle to the situation. Fortunately, this is a very common event, and there are well-established procedures to make it easier […]Read More
For many of us, our pets are members of the family. We love them, play with them, care for them, and talk to them. Losing them can be enormously painful and difficult. So what happens to them in the event of a divorce or separation? Pets are not children, but they’re also not property; they […]Read More
A certain amount of conflict during a separation and divorce is completely normal. However, there are some cases where one spouse is unusually combative and seems to turn every issue into an argumentative power struggle. We often try to resolve a divorce before it gets to court, but in situations like this, that’s often not […]Read More
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