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HOW TO PREPARE FOR A FAMILY LAW CONSULTATION

July 22, 2020

By Allison McAlpine We are a family law firm in Barrie, Ontario dealing with issues arising from a separation or divorce.  If you are going through a separation or divorce the first step in working with a lawyer is an initial consultation.  Our firm offers one-hour consultations in which we go over the background to your case, present you with options and advice regarding your rights and obligations, and present you with a plan for moving forward with your case including potential costs. There’s a lot to go through during…

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WHAT TO DO WHEN YOUR INCOME DECREASES DUE TO COVID-19 AND YOU ARE PAYING SUPPORT

March 24, 2020

By Allison R. McAlpine During this COVID-19 financial and health crisis in our community many people, unfortunately, are laid off or their income has decreased significantly. This article details the steps that you must take if you are in the Barrie, Ontario area and you need to lower your support during this crisis. If you are paying child support and/or spousal support and your income has been lowered as a result of this COVID-19 crisis, generally, the Family Responsibility Office (FRO) will still collect support from you using their means…

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THINGS TO DO IF YOU ARE THINKING ABOUT SEPARATING/DIVORCING FROM YOUR PARTNER

March 20, 2020

The decision to separate from your partner is a very difficult and personal one. Here are 7 pieces of advice if you are considering separating but have not told your partner yet: 1.Save some money and do a budget. You will need some savings to cover basic living expenses and legal fees until issues such as child support, spousal support and property division can be settled. 2.Gather financial documentation and take copies. Items of financial documentation lawyers usually need for you and your spouse are: last three years of income…

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We Are Able to Help Our Clients Remotely During Covid-19

March 16, 2020

Given the current recommendation of social distancing and COVID-19 we wanted to let our clients know what we are doing to help with this issue: 1. We are implementing a no hand shake policy until this issue is resolved. 2. If you are feeling unwell or are not sure if you have come into contact with someone who is ill, please do not come to the office. 3. We are offering creative solutions so you don’t have to attend the office – credit card payments over the phone, advice over…

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