Going through a divorce can be a traumatic experience – and our professional, caring lawyers understand what you are going through.
We will guide you through the divorce process, doing whatever we can to ease your frustration and provide you with a resolution that allows you to build a brighter future.
Our lawyers are focused on providing you with a smart, reasonable and lasting legal solution. We have the skills, resources and experience to ensure your best interests are represented.
It doesn’t matter if you have been married for years or for months … have accrued major assets or minor ones … we can help.
At Galbraith Family Law, we will help you consider your options so that you choose the best one for you and your family. We have the expertise you need to move through this period of transition smoothly in a cost-effective manner, achieving the results you deserve.
Are You Getting Divorced?
Whether you are looking for a simple uncontested divorce or facing a complex morass of issues including the division of assets and liabilities, child custody, child support, spousal support or the division of business interests, our lawyers can help you to navigate the complexities of divorce law. Our lawyers:
- Work closely with you to ensure your needs are met and your concerns addressed
- Have extensive experience in the area of divorce law and family law including common law relationships
- Diligently strive to protect your rights
Is a Divorce Lawyer Necessary?
When the circumstances and finances of the couple are simple, the divorce process is also typically quite simple and may even be expedited.
However, in most cases the services of an experienced divorce lawyer will be necessary to ensure your rights are protected.
Many married couples have complex financial assets to untangle, including real property, business investments, retirement assets, and joint assets.
Debts also need to be untangled and allocated in a fair way.
It may also be that one of you has a right to receive spousal support payments and this complex arrangement certainly requires the services and advice of an experience family law lawyer. Spousal support issues are usually complex and require the expertise of our legal team.
Perhaps the most complex of all situations is when the couple has children. In these cases, it is necessary to establish custody (how decisions will be made), visitation agreements and child support payments.
How is Child Support Determined in Divorce Cases?
The amount of child support depends on the income of each party as well as the number of children and how much time they spend with each parent.
The court may also consider special circumstances and may deviate from the written guidelines on occasion.
Child support ends when each child reaches the age of 18 unless they are unable to become independent due to health issues or if they are continuing to attend school on a full-time basis.
We deal with child support everyday so we can explain your options and obligations and help you to get this issue resolved quickly.
Can Divorce’s Financial and Emotional Stress be Reduced?
The goal in any divorce proceeding is to dissolve the marriage while placing the least amount of financial and emotional stress on all the parties involved.
An experienced divorce lawyer will help make this happen smoothly, cost-effectively and in a timely manner. Galbraith Family Law lawyers have the experience you can rely on.
In an ideal situation, the two parties will be able to reach agreements regarding all their issues in an amicable fashion and will then simply require the signature of a judge to make the divorce final.
If your situation is more complex, our divorce lawyers will help you understand your legal rights and obligations and will advocate on your behalf whether in the negotiations or in family court divorce proceeding.
Divorce court can be expensive and emotionally draining so our lawyers will try to reach an agreement out-of-court whenever possible. Our Plan A is a negotiated agreement. Plan B is divorce court or family court. We only commence court actions when necessary.
Contested divorces can take a long time to finalize and are often messy. If court is necessary in your case, we will vigorously represent you in the proceedings. We will be on your side throughout the process working hard to get you the best results possible.
What Are the Keys to Finding a Good Divorce Lawyer?
Our lawyers are specialists in divorce law and family law in general. We are highly skilled in resolving all the nuances of a divorce from the equitable distribution of assets and liabilities to the complexities of child custody and child support and spousal support.
We will work non-stop to get the best possible settlement or court order for you now and we will also be available in the future should any modifications to the divorce or custody orders are required.
In addition, we will investigate your divorce case and identify all of the factors that might be relevant to your case. We will discuss all of the issues surrounding the marital assets and debts, retirement assets, child custody and spousal support and even tax issues in a way that makes complex legal issues easy to understand. We take the mystery out of family law and divorce so you will enjoy better results.
What Are the Keys to Finding a Lawyer to Protect You & Your Assets?
When there are significant assets, substantial debts, or spousal support considerations you will need special support and guidance to ensure your interests are fully protected.
The courts take many factors into consideration when making divorce, child support and spousal support decisions. Our lawyers are fully aware of all these factors and can help you get the best result possible in your divorce settlement.
Our lawyers will use their vast experience and team approach to advocate on your behalf so as to protect your present and future welfare. The first step is to schedule a meeting with us to learn more about how we can help you. We usually do consultations in person but we can do them by phone or video conferencing.