Blog: Family Law – General

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

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…

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

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…

An Open Letter to Self-Represented Parties

Written By Kara-Lynne Chapman Dear Self-Represented Party, We understand that there are many reasons why people represent themselves at court. Sometimes your income is at a level where you do not financially qualify for Legal Aid assistance but do not earn enough to be able to afford the expense of a lawyer.  Sometimes you choose to represent yourself as you believe you are best able to express your position.  Other times you simply have not found a lawyer that you feel comfortable with.  Regardless of the reason, you do not…

POST-SEPARATION SELF-CARE IDEAS

Written by Kara-Lynne Chapman Separation from a partner or spouse can be stressful and heartbreaking. Here are some ideas for showing yourself some love as you heal. Go for a walk in nature. The trails at Springwater Provincial Park (https://www.ontarioparks.com/park/springwater) are particularly beautiful and are also open for cross-country skiing and snowshoeing in the winter. Escape reality at the movies. Have you checked out the D-Box seats at Cineplex yet? https://www.cineplex.com/Theatres/D-Box A massage is a wonderful way to pamper yourself and Blue Mountain’s Scandinave Spa is a luxurious retreat. https://www.scandinave.com/blue-mountain/en/…

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