Upon contacting our office, we will arrange to meet for an initial consultation, during which time we can identify your legal problem and give you advice as to how we can help you.
We will also discuss out retainer agreement should you wish to retain out service.
The firm will attempt to negotiate an out of court resolution, through negotiation, mediation and/or arbitration.
Negotiations – Separation Agreements
- We can assist you in negotiations regarding the issues of custody, access, child support and spousal support, and other arrangements. These arrangements can be written into what is referred to as Separation Agreement.
- When parties enter into separation agreement both must make full financial disclosure in order to provide a true picture of their financial situation when the separation agreement is being discussed.
- Furthermore, a separation agreement is a contract that both must honour. You should contact us to insure that you know all of the legal consequences of your decisions and that you fully understand what you agree to.
Litigation – Court Proceedings
- If litigation is commenced, we will prepare your material and attend with you up to four mandatory conferences (DRO, Case Conference, Settlement Conference, and Trial Management Conference).
- Motions – in the event a relief is sough during the litigation, our firm will also prepare for and attend motion hearings.
- Trial – Our firm will prepare for and attend trial.
Alternative Dispute Resolution
- ADR, acronym for Alternative Dispute Resolution, refers to a group of methods used to try to settle legal disputes. In family law, mediation and arbitration are two commonly used ADR avenues for settling disputes arising from breakdown of the relationship.
- Collaborative Law is a more recently developed ADR method that is gaining popularity amongst family law lawyers and couples.