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
Parenting is difficult. It is more difficult after separation. Now the Covid-19 pandemic is making it even more difficult. How […]Read More
These are uncertain times for sure. As parents we are always trying to do what is best for our children. […]Read More
Parenting is difficult. It is more difficult after separation. Now the Covid-19 pandemic is making it even more difficult. How do you respect the need for physical distancing and still co-parent? What should you do? Here are principles that I hope will help you navigate these challenges: Principles To Guide Co-Parenting During COVID-19 If there […]Read More
These are uncertain times for sure. As parents we are always trying to do what is best for our children. What is best for the children can have two sides. With government mandating we stay indoors and limit interaction, parenting exchanges and determining whether it is best for a child to stay in one home, […]Read More
The past few weeks have been difficult for everyone and the uncertainty and stress of what is to come may be equally difficult. The impact of COVID-19 is particularly acute on individuals, business, and household finances. The Government of Canada is offering financial relief to individuals and businesses to lessen some of the economic shock […]Read More
Co-parenting after a divorce can be tricky at the best of times – and these are not the best of times. Now that Ontario schools have closed and many families are quarantined due to international travel, there’s a new, unprecedented complication added to any co-parenting situation. Here are some tips to make it easier on […]Read More
Divorces are nearly always a high-stress situation, and the current COVID-19 outbreak is adding an unprecedented complication to the process. Currently, the Superior Court of Ontario is closed and judges are only hearing urgent matters. However, this does not mean that your divorce process has to grind to a halt. There are still plenty of […]Read More
Sometimes, we see situations where our client is involved in a criminal court case as well as their family law case. While this can certainly complicate matters, the criminal charges may or may not impact your separation and divorce, depending on what the charges are and whether you are convicted. The primary consideration is whether […]Read More
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