FAMILY LAW

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Individual or Joint Will

It is important to execute a Will that allows you to have control over the disposition of your estate assets. You can appoint a guardian for your minor children, make specific gifts to certain beneficiaries, and set forth your funeral wishes. Without a Will a court may determine how your estate is to be disposed of, which may not be in the manner that you had intended. We can help with gathering the information you need and drafting a customized Will that is legally binding and fully reflects your intentions.

Power of Attorney for Property

Are you selling a property you jointly own with your spouse but are unavailable to sign the closing documents? You can grant your spouse a power of attorney to sign the property's documents on your behalf. There are two types of power of attorneys for property:

1. Continuing Power of Attorney for Property: This allows your attorney to act on your behalf regarding your financial affairs and is effective even if you were to become mentally incapable.

2. Non-Continuing Power of Attorney for Property: This allows your attorney to act on your behalf regarding your financial affairs but is ineffective if you were to become mentally incapable. Such type of power of attorney is often used for handling a particular financial matter, such as a purchase or sale of a home.

Power of Attorney for Personal Care

Do you wish to grant someone the authority to act on your behalf regarding healthcare decisions? You can give that person a Power of Attorney for Personal Care. You can expand it to apply with respect to your other non-financial affairs as well. We can draft a customized power of attorney for your personal care for a fixed flat fee. We will explain to you the difference between it and a Living Will. Contact us today for a free consultation.

Uncontested Divorce

We can help you with filing an uncontested divorce where both spouses have agreed upon all issues pertaining to their divorce. You need to have agreed upon children residential and visitation schedule, child and spousal support, and division of financial assets of the marriage. The process involves one spouse filing and serving an application for divorce upon the other spouse who does not contest it. In order to granted a divorce, you would generally need to show that the spouses have been separated for at least one year. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation. We will explain the process to you and give you an all-inclusive flat fee for handling your uncontested divorce.

Separation Agreement

If you have decided to separate from your spouse, we recommend that you execute a separation agreement. This is a legally binding contract setting forth each spouse's rights and obligations with respect to child support, children residential and visitation schedule, division of financial assets and obligations. A separation agreement will help minimize the likelihood of any disagreements between the spouses in the future. Ontario courts will usually uphold separation agreements when both spouses has received independent legal advice prior to executing the contract. Contact us today for a free consultation. We will give you an all-inclusive flat fee for drafting a customized separation agreement.

Marriage Contract

Are you currently living together and contemplating getting married but would like to enter into a pre-nuptial agreement? Are you looking to move-in together and would like to enter into a cohabitation agreement? We can help you with drafting such types of marriage contracts. They generally determine each person's responsibility with respect to financial assets and debts, spousal support, and other matters involving the relationship if the relationship were to end. Ontario law prohibits provisions in a marriage contract attempting to limit rights relating to the matrimonial home and regulate child custody and access matters. Call us today to schedule a free consultation to discuss your case.

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