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When You Need a Family Lawyer in Aurora, Talk to Donnell Law Group

Backed by Long-Term Experience in Family Law in Aurora

Whether divorce, separation, child custody, or any other related legal issue, Donnell Law Group’s family lawyers are backed by 20 years of experience in successfully addressing every potentially life-changing legal issue that can be raised in family law. Don’t face the challenges of child custody, separation, divorce or other elements of family law without the compassionate, detailed, and highly competent legal representation offered by Donnell Law Group. Read on to learn more about Donnell Law Group’s committed family lawyers in Aurora, and contact us today for a consultation.


The Complexities of Family Law in Ontario

If you need a divorce lawyer, family lawyer or child custody lawyer in Aurora, you want a lawyer experienced with both Federal and Provincial family law jurisdictional issues, as well as one skilled with working in the various courts that resolve family law cases. To address the various components of family law, Aurora-wise or throughout Ontario, your lawyer may need to interact with any or all levels of the Ontario court system and be able to successfully navigate between the federal and provincial levels of jurisdiction.

While the Federal government technically presides over issues involving marriage and divorce, when broken down by jurisdiction, family law issues that specifically fall under the purview of the Ontario government include:

  • Child Custody
  • Child Support
  • Spousal Support
  • Division of Property
  • Any Relevant and Related Civil Rights Issues

Depending upon how these issues intercede in connection with a divorce can influence how they might be addressed under federal legislation. Your family law lawyer serving Aurora may have to address the specifics of your legal situation in up to three different Ontario provincial courts, depending upon your case’s unique circumstances. These courts and their jurisdictional prudence include:

Family Court of the Superior Court of Justice (also known as the Unified Family Court)

  • Divorce
  • Custody
  • Access
  • Division of Property
  • Adoption
  • Child Protection

Superior Court of Justice

  • Divorce
  • Custody, Access or Support as a Component of Divorce
  • Division of Family Property

Ontario Court of Justice

  • Support
  • Custody
  • Access
  • Adoption
  • Child Protection

Last, not only should your family lawyer be attuned with jurisdictional issues and court systems that handle them, but also—and perhaps most crucially—be highly skilled with negotiation, mediation, arbitration, collaborative family law, and other private settlement options that can limit the government’s burdensome intervention.

Our Family Lawyers in Aurora Serve as Your Compassionate Guides

Every family law case represents unique circumstances that can lead to a wide variety of life-changing outcomes. Such cases are often fraught with emotional turmoil, which can make the complicated legalities of family law even harder to understand and follow. Donnell Law Group family lawyers in Aurora approach each specific case first and foremost with a compassionate ear in order to gain a full understanding of where the client stands in relation to the area of family law at issue and determine what outcome the client seeks.

Once your family lawyer in Aurora fully understands all pertinent case details, its emotional components, and potential legal implications for all involved parties, they will formulate a strategy designed to best meet the client’s desired outcome. While absolutely committed to meeting the interests and needs of the client, our family lawyers serving Aurora are adept at tailoring solutions amenable to all parties and will pursue this approach when feasible, or as desired by the client.

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Protect Your Interests with Our Divorce Lawyers Serving Aurora

Divorce proceedings involve numerous legal issues that each need to be effectively addressed in order to reach a successful ultimate outcome. Thus, anyone initiating or facing divorce proceedings should make contacting a divorce lawyer a priority. Not only can a divorce lawyer protect your interests and defend your legal rights, but also make sure that every legal angle is successfully examined and addressed to ensure the best possible outcome for you, and, if applicable, your children. Donnell Law Group’s divorce lawyers serving Aurora know that divorce proceedings stir up emotional turmoil that can make it difficult for their clients to focus on the vagaries of divorce laws that may impact their near- and long-term future.

Our divorce lawyers always address every case with full consideration of its emotional components, and have a solid track record of negotiating amicable solutions that meet their clients’ desired outcomes.

Cover All the Bases with Our Separation Lawyers in Aurora

Because separation often serves as a prelude to actual divorce, emotional tension can run high when trying to formulate the terms of a separation agreement. Thus, it is crucial to protect your legal rights and interests with a competent separation lawyer as soon as possible when actual separation is initiated by either party in a marriage. Donnell Law Group separation lawyers in Aurora can assist you with crafting a detailed arrangement that specifically outlines all rights and obligations of the two parties, along with details relating to child custody during the separation. Your separation lawyer can also guide you through the legalities if the separation is being handled by court action.

Protect Your Parental Rights with Aurora Child Custody Lawyers

With the best interests and welfare of your children at heart, Donnell Law Group’s child custody lawyers in Aurora strive to negotiate child custody arrangements that work for both parents. Your child custody lawyer serving Aurora will work to ensure that you receive fair access to your children and that any child care support will be provided as required by the law.

Disputes over child custody issues can escalate quickly, so our child custody lawyers always stand ready to intervene when needed, and are highly adept at negotiating appropriate solutions with the opposing parent’s counsel or, if necessary, seeking successful resolution of the dispute through the court system.

Whatever your legal consultation or representation need in family law, Aurora-wise or anywhere in the York Region, contact Donnell Law Group today for an initial consultation.




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