Divorce Lawyers: Lawyers Assisting With Marriage Termination
Divorce Lawyer in Barrie
Obtaining a Divorce in Barrie can only be done through the Superior Court of Justice or Unified Family Court. A Divorce simply means the termination of the marriage. In Canada, spouses can obtain a divorce on one of the following grounds:
- The spouses have lived separate and apart for at least one year (most common ground);
- The spouse against whom the divorce is brought has (during the marriage):
- Committed adultery, or
- Treated the other spouse with physical or mental cruelty of such a kind as to render intolerable the continued cohabitation of the spouses.
A Divorce is separate from other issues in a separation/divorce such as support issues, custody/access, and property division, but the Divorce can be added to the litigation of those issues. One spouse can ask for a divorce or both spouses can apply for a joint divorce.
The Divorce, ideally, should be the final issue that is resolved after the spouses have entered into a proper Separation Agreement dealing with the other issues such as child support, spousal support parenting and equalization/property division, or the Divorce should be made part of the court case dealing with those issues. If you try to get a divorce before resolving these other issues:
- A court may deny the divorce if proper child support arrangements have not been made;
- If you are divorced, the family home may no longer be a matrimonial home and rights of possession and other rights may be lost;
- You could be decreasing the amount of time for you to resolve the issue of equalization (i.e. property division in a marriage) before your claims terminate due to a limitations issue (i.e., limitations mean you have run out of time to make your claim).
To obtain a Divorce only with one of our Divorce Lawyers, Chapman McAlpine Law charges a one-time flat fee of $1550.00 which includes court costs/fees and HST. Please contact us today if you would like us to represent you in your Divorce.
Kara-Lynne worked so quickly and efficiently to do the very best and get me to a place where I now know I have something to count on when I retire. In family law matters having someone standing beside you, guiding you and representing you and your best interest can make such a difference as you go through the process. She is a one in a million lawyer that I continue to recommend to anyone who is need.
Absolutely AMAZING team!! Not only do they accommodate my crazy work schedule, but Kara, Barry, and Paul actually work with me on my case to ensure my kids are coming first. They’re always available when I need them and their dedication to their clients is bar none, and I don’t know where I would be without them! I cannot say enough good things about everyone who works here and recommend them to anyone who is in need of a family lawyer!
I came to Chapman McAlpine Law after phone calls with many other law firms, but once I spoke to Paul, the level of comfort I had, I decided to canceled my other appointments. The attention to details, and level of attentiveness I’ve received from Kara-Lynne Chapman is unfounded. I now feel like I’m not going through this fight on my own. I know she’ll clarify anything I don’t understand, and walk me through everything.
“Allison McAlpine did a great job at making me feel comfortable throughout the whole court process. I originally worked with her when she was first with a prior firm and now she is executing the same skill set at her own firm for a much more affordable price!!! As a father dealing with Family Court, I would 100% retain her again.
I hired Kara Chapman for my divorce and various following motions. I can’t say enough about how incredibly professional, honest, thoughtful and considerate she was. She made the legal aspect of the experience much easier and I could always rely on her opinion and expertise.
Kara-Lynne is determined, motivated and very compassionate. Her knowledge on family law is extensive. She works hard for her clients. She successfully helped me receive what was best for my children. I was awarded more than I originally thought I would; which was a huge relief.
Kara is very professional and will go the extra mile for her client. She will always fight for her client and will not back down until a reasonable agreement is reached. You’re in good hands with Kara on your side.
Allison and Paul have been quite expedient, informative and have shown genuine concern for my situation. I appreciate all of your efforts, upholding my confidence in your team to represent me in the best manner possible. Thank you.
I am very thankful that I found Allison. She listened with compassion, provided sound advice and was very proactive in getting resolution to a difficult situation. Working with Allison was absolutely life changing. I highly recommend Allison and her staff.
I would sincerely like to thank Allison McAlpine and Chapman McAlpine Law for representing me during a very difficult and lengthy separation. Allison’s support, patience and legal acumen most certainly guided me through the process to a satisfactory end result and I can now move forward with a new chapter in my life.
Often in times of need, it is very important to work with professionals; who are attentive, who are smart and who are willing to listen with compassion, honesty and integrity. Allison and Paul were all of these and more. They typically went above and beyond, and provided excellent service, guidance and support. They were efficient, accurate and prompt making me feel comfortable throughout the process, as well as showed respect for my time too.