Once there is no chance that you and your spouse or partner will get back together, it's time to consider how to make your separation official. If you are married, you can apply for a divorce with the Court of King's Bench. If you are common-law or in a long-term unmarried relationship, you may wish to make a contract or other agreement setting out how you and your ex-partner will deal with each other now that you're no longer a family. In any case, our lawyers can help.
Child Support payments are statutory payments that a parent makes to another parent to support their children. If you need to get child support from your children's parent after a divorce or separation, or need to alter an existing child support obligation, our lawyers can help.
Depending on your circumstances, we may be able to get your case into Court before your next support payment is due.
After the breakdown of a relationship, there are often times when one party is worse-off than the other. In those circumstances, the Court may believe that your ex-spouse or ex-partner should make payments to you until they can become self-sufficient again. Spousal support is taxable transfer of income from one spouse to another to offset the difference in incomes of the spouses. If you have received a request for spousal support, or want assistance obtaining spousal support from your ex, our lawyers can help.
One of the biggest stressors for recently separated people is the effect on the children. You and the other parent will need to figure out who will spend time with your children and when. If you can't agree or figure out how best to come to a solution, you may need to seek a Court Order, or seek the assistance of a Parenting Coordinator. If you want to put your best foot forward when dealing with these processes, our lawyers can help.
Are you considering marriage or entering into a long-term relationship with someone? If so, creating an agreement on what the parties will do after they break up is a good idea. An agreement of this kind is like a will for your relationship, you hope you never need to use it, but if and when you do need it, you'll be glad you have it. In the changing legal environment, it can be hard to know what your agreement should cover, our lawyers can help.
We offer a free 30-minute consultation wherein you can describe the nature and circumstances of your problem. At the end of the 30 minutes, we will outline how we could help, how much it would cost, and how long we expect the process to take. Although the consultation is not a time to get legal advice, we can let you know if our lawyers can help.
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