Articles Posted by Alistair Vigier

Managing Divorce and Children During the Holidays

Are you managing divorce and children during the holidays? Most newly separated or divorced couples wait until just before Christmas to decide who the child should spend the holiday with. Things can get busy in December with people taking holidays and time off work. It is best to pre-plan to avoid any last minute stress. ...
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Take Time for Life During The Holidays

This holiday season, leave whatever is left at the office.  It is more important than ever to create time for you and your loved ones. Home life during the holidays is important. One needs to be present; to make memories; to participate. The importance of home-life balance has been brought to the forefront in recent ...
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Law Firms Need to Change

Innovation is the key to building a better law firm. Lawyers who care about their clientele are leading the profession. People typically avoid lawyers because of their fees. They never know how much it will cost, the benefits outweigh the cost, or the cost exceeds the value of the process. Lawyers on average charge $267, ...
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ClearWay Law in CBC- Remote Workers

Five months ago, Alistair Vigier launched his all-virtual law firm, with a staff of eight who telecommute from a variety of locations across the country. While Vigier is based in Victoria, ClearWay Law’s lawyers are distributed around the Greater Toronto Area, and its admin and other staff are spread around Victoria, Vancouver and Regina. All work from home, meeting ...
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Divorce Legal Coaching

There are three options in family law court: hire a family lawyer, self-represent, and divorce legal coaching. This article will discuss the pros and cons of each. A limited scope retainer is the same things as legal coaching. The lawyer is only being hired “at need.” When most people contact a family law firm for ...
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Family Law Case Conference

Our family lawyers often get contacted by potential clients asking about what a family law case conference is. We acknowledge that family law can be very confusing. There are also several self-represented individuals who do research online to understand the steps of family law. To clarify things we put together this blog. The purpose of ...
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Family Law Referrals

This article is directed at lawyers at other law firms, not for clients. Our law firm is looking for family law and estate litigation referrals. Our law firm was created to innovate the broken family law industry. We are happy to discuss how we are doing this. ClearWay Law is a law firm that is ...
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How Long To Common Law In Ontario

Our family lawyers often get asked how long it takes to be considered Common Law In Ontario. Most people hear that it is either two or three years of living together before they have the same legal status as a married couple. Most people think that if they have a child while living together, they ...
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Independent Legal Advice Ontario

Most people hear about independent legal advice (ILA) for the first time from their lawyer. The family lawyer might have been hired to create a separation agreement. The lawyer completes the draft and sends it to the client for feedback. Once the draft is what the client wanted the lawyer will send it to the ...
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