Divorce & Separation
“What will happen to my kids?” Such a powerful question.
During divorce this can mean so many things. Who will they live with? Will my ex try to keep them from me or turn them against me? Will I have enough to support them, as a single parent?
We have helped countless people sort through these tough questions and find real answers. We’ve also fought for them in the courtroom, ensuring that children are provided for financially and emotionally. We have helped clients using the Collaborative Practice process and other negotiation processes to reach an agreement amicably.
Who Gets Custody of the Children?
This can be heated, even during an amicable divorce. The two sides can often have very different ideas of what is best for their children.
This is something you don’t want to go into alone. The final decision determines whether you will have joint or sole custody. It will also dictate visitation terms and how much time each parent spends with the children. So be sure to work with a family law firm with a history of resolving these issues in a timely and cost-effective manner.
I’m Worried I’ll Never See My Kids Again
Our clients come to us with some often terrifying concerns about child access. They’re worried that:
- The courts won’t see them as fit to take care of the child or children
- Their ex plans to move out of the city and wants to take the kids with them
- Their ex is abusive and should be kept away from the children
These are very real problems and we can show you that they DO have answers. We will work closely with you at every step of the process and ensure the children’s needs and well-being are always paramount.
Who Will Pay Child Support? How is that Determined?
Some people don’t retain legal counsel when determining child support. As a result, afterwards they feel bullied and that the arrangement is completely unreasonable.
For any arrangement to work, the terms need to be reasonable and enforceable. Our family lawyers know how to make sure you arrive at terms and payments that are fair and that the children’s needs are taken care of and is in accord with the law.
Facing a Child Custody or Child Support Battle and Don’t Know Where to Start?
Start by sitting down for a consultation with one of our lawyers to discuss your case and your options.
Please call us in Barrie at (705) 727-4242 or Newmarket at (289) 319-0634 or fill out our Request a Consultation form.