Knowledge and Experience. When You Need it Most.
When a marriage is ending, it’s a difficult time for everyone involved. Whether you’re ready for a divorce or need a separation agreement, you will usually have better success in negotiating an amicable agreement with the assistance of experienced lawyers.
We’re Already in Agreement; Do I Still Need a Lawyer?
For most people, the answer is ‘yes’. At Donnell Law Group, we save you time and effort. You benefit from our years of experience and will not need to spend time learning about court procedures, court rules and forms. We’re here to help you at every stage and will answer questions as they arise.
Successful Court Appearance
Although negotiating an agreement is best for all concerned, it isn’t always possible. When there are issues that cannot be resolved in other ways, you will need to go to court. At Donnell Law Group, we are familiar with the Ontario court system and all facets of separation and divorce proceedings.
A separation agreement is a contract between yourself and your former spouse that sets out each of your rights and has the force of a court order. It deals with a variety of issues including child custody and support, access to children, division of property and spousal support.
A separation agreement is an important document that will potentially affect you for years. It is vital that it be properly drafted by a good family lawyer.
Divorce proceedings are initiated through filing an application with the court and then serving the application on your spouse. If you are initiating the divorce, we will collect all of the information necessary for this application. We will prepare all of the required legal documents and arrange to have them filed with the court and served on your spouse.
If you have been served with an application, you must act quickly as you have only 30 days in which to respond. We will prepare an answer for you, which is a document responding to the claims of your spouse. We will file a copy with the court and ensure that your spouse is served with your answer.
We are confident that we have what it takes to give you the peace of mind you need during this very sensitive time. Whatever circumstances your family is facing right now, we are here to help you through the process. Call us today for an initial consultation.