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IS YOUR FAMILY DISCONNECTING?

Is your marital status changing? Like cell phones and cameras, the divorce process has evolved. Let me help you ! I can explain the legal rights and obligations which will apply to you and your particular situation and how to get from A to Z with as little stress as possible. You can rely on my years of  experience and solution-oriented approach.

How Can You Help Me?

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Separation 

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A cohabitation agreement 

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Divorce

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Going to court

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Child support

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Issues Surrounding your Children

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Spousal support (formerly called alimony)

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Referrals to other resources such as counselling,
property appraisers, mediators

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Dividing our property

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Enforcement of my support order

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Adoption

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Collection of support arrears

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Private Representation of your children in a Custody/Access Dispute

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Variation of a custody or support order or agreement

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A marriage contract

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Problems seeing my children

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Custody

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Same-Sex Relationships

   

 

   

 

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What are my options?

Here are some:

  • Begin discussions with your spouse about the issues involved in your separation. With the guidance of your lawyer, these discussions could lead to an agreement

  • Hire a lawyer to act as your representative/spokesperson in the negotiations with the other side. This could involve bringing other experts into the discussions.

  • Mediate the issues with your spouse/partner with the assistance of a mediator

  • If an agreement cannot be reached on some or all of the issues,  a decision by the court or a private decision-maker may be necessary.

  • It is also possible to use several of these options in the course of reaching a settlement.

WHAT SHOULD I DO FIRST?

Meeting with a lawyer for an overview of your legal rights and responsibilities and those of your partner is important. If you are concerned about legal fees, choose to pay for at least one initial consultation to obtain preliminary and very essential information to fully understand your situation. Consulting with a lawyer allows you to find out your best options.  I will offer you clear, concise advice at this early stage.

Initial consultations will help you to identify the issues, discuss strategy and  learn what options are most likely to lead to a fair settlement. I will listen to you about your needs for full or limited involvement and we will provide you with a recommended plan for going forward.

 

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Diana Carr

202-370 Churchill Ave. N | Ottawa, ON | K1Z 5C2
Tel: (613) 567-1431 | Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
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