Family Lawyers in Toronto, Ontario

Are you looking for a family lawyer in Toronto? Going through a separation or divorce can be one of the most difficult times in your life, especially when children are involved. We offer alternative dispute resolution such as mediation and arbitration to help you achieve an agreement without having to go to court.

Our law firm has offices in Toronto and Ottawa. We also service all of Ontario.

If you are looking for a lawyer in Ottawa.

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When an agreement cannot be reached, one of our experienced lawyers will represent you through court proceedings, providing you with guidance and support throughout the process. However, if you prefer to represent yourself in court, we offer self-representation coaching so you are prepared when entering the courtroom.

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Whether you require a separation agreement, custody of your children or financial support. We will provide a ClearWay forward.

Call our toll free number at 1-844-466-6529

Separation & Divorce

There are many things to consider when going through a separation or divorce. If you have children, you will need to agree on custody and access arrangements, child support, as well as a parenting plan. A division of assets will need to take place and spousal support may be required.

Mediation and/or Arbitration

At ClearWay Law, we feel it is important to keep you out of the courtroom if possible. We work with you and your spouse to mediate an agreement that both parties can live with. We find arbitration is also less stressful on the family and can reduce your legal costs.

Family Agreements

Having an agreement in place prior to getting married is important. Whether you are moving in with your significant other and need a cohabitation agreement or are getting married and would like a prenuptial agreement, our lawyers can ensure you are covered.

Self-Representation Coaching

Research shows that people who represent themselves in court are not as successful as those who use a lawyer. If you still choose to represent yourself, make sure you are prepared by working with one of our coaches who can walk you through the process.

Frequently asked Questions on Toronto family law

How easy is it to reach you?

We offer a toll free hotline, online chat and email support. We make ourselves available as much possible and so that we can get back to you quickly.

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How much will this cost?

This will be discussed in your initial consultation as each case is different. Our lawyers are sometimes able to offer flat fees or contingency fees, depending on the legal matter.

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How long do you think it will take to complete my case?

As each case is different we ask that you setup a meeting with one of our lawyers. After meeting with you they will provide their recommendations and estimated costs.

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How long have your lawyers been practicing family law?

It is important to choose a lawyer who has experience with family law cases. Our lawyers range from 3-27 years of family law experience.

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Book a Consultation with Toronto family law firm

If you have never seen a lawyer before, we realize the process can be intimidating. We want you to feel comfortable and to meet one of our lawyers prior to committing to have them represent you. We offer no-obligation 15 minute free consultations.

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Family Lawyer Toronto- They Can Make Your Life Better

 

Family lawyers are helpful people. They dedicate their lives to helping families solve legal conflict. If you feel confused, unmotivated, or lost, because of a legal problem, then here are 9 ways your family lawyer can make your life awesome again.

 

Approach problems realistically

Raising a family is hard. When the family breaks apart, dealing with legal issues can be emotionally and financially draining.

Family Law Court Is Expensive

Sound legal advice is the cornerstone of family planning. A family lawyer is an advocate and advisor who can also represent you in trials. But this is very rare, as the average person cannot afford $20,000 to go to trial.

Our attorneys work as your advisor and inform you of your rights. They will help you understand the process of law. With their help, you can get through your legal issues in the least stressful way possible. They can also save you money, court fees are expensive.

 

Navigate the sometimes-tricky legal system with ease

What are the legal needs of Canadian families? Family lawyers in Toronto must constantly be thinking about how marriage and divorce is changing.

One third of all civil law cases in Canada are family law cases. These often include legal issues such as: custody, support and divorce. The remaining percentage consists of probate, bankruptcy and other money claims. Our law firm focuses on divorce.

Family Law Court Is Hard

Going to family court can be very challenging for those that cannot afford the best family lawyers. Some laws are easy to understand, many are not. Often family law is complex, and many regular people cannot afford good representation.

If you get into trouble on some level, you may not have the legal knowledge to solve the issue. So, get a lawyer to guide you.

 

Take control of your situation

Divorce can be overwhelming. If you must deal with every legal issue that comes your way, it may be difficult to move on from the pain of the breakup.

As of July 2017, there are 896,370 people living in Ontario who are legally divorced. There are 456,777 people who are married (including common law) yet separated. So, you are not alone in this. An attorney can help you cope with your situation and protect your interests. If your spouse hired an attorney, you probably should hire one also.

 

Be capable of taking custody of your child

Out of the 5 million Canadians who got separated or divorced from 1991-2011, 38% had a child together. If you have a child at the time of your separation or divorce you will need to create a separation agreement.

The domestic agreement should set out where your child will reside. The agreement should also say the time you will spend with your child. A judge will make an order for custody and access arrangements.

What The Data Says

The latest data shows that only 12% of orders regarding custody are decided by judges. Fifty percent of the parents give their consent and the other 38% do not contest the application for custody of the other parent.

If you are the parent making the application for custody, it is important to talk to your family lawyer in Toronto about your situation. Even if the other parent neither contested nor consented, talking to a lawyer would help you protect the best interest of your child.

Get to see your child anytime

Sometimes this can be very challenging. But having a lawyer working with you improves your chances of getting access to your child. Some divorce that end up badly happen because the other parent hides the child from their spouse. Before it turns out badly, ask your lawyer to help you get access to your child.

Every child needs a parent, and it is the right and duty of the parents to be able to be involved in their child’s life. Regardless of your personal situation, access is your right as a parent. You should be able to spend time with your child.

 

Get the support your child needs

Children must benefit from the income of their parents. It doesn’t change after a divorce or separation. A parent has the duty to give money to help support his or her child financially even when the parents are no longer together. Sometimes this goes into university or much later into life. Longer support normally happens if the child has a disability.

 

Receive Maximum Child Protection

The law provides that your child should be safe from maltreatment, abuse and neglect. Your attorney knows when the child protective services and the police will likely get involved in your case. You will also need to understand your rights when you or the other parent are investigated by CPS.

Keep The Child Safe

The child must be safe from disasters and other emergency situations. They also have the right to live in a place where they are safe from emotional, physical and psychological distress. This goes for adults as well. Your attorney will advise you when you should request a court order. If have been a victim of domestic violence, the court might handle the case.

 

Protect Your Family- Guardianship

If you think you have the right to assume guardianship, hire a family attorney to handle your petition. Guardianship is an important legal role appointed by the court. It will allow you to assume the role of a legal guardian. You will be able to make important decisions on someone else’s life. It could be in terms of health, finances or personal life.

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When the child is still a minor, you can step in to protect the child’s interest. You can also be a guardian to adults who can no longer make decisions. These are people who have physical and psychological disabilities. You need to prove that you are mentally and physically capable of making proper decisions in their behalf. You can get them into a mental facility, or consent to important medical procedures.

 

Can you relate to any of the legal problems above? If a problem does occur in your family that requires legal assistance, a good family lawyer will guide you and help coordinate all aspects of the case. Hire a well-skilled, knowledgeable and experienced family lawyer in Toronto.

In conclusion, a lawyer can guide you on how to win the case. They can help you solve the legal problem so you can move on and enjoy your family life.

Chantalle Sawision, Family Law Lawyer

Ms. Sawision practices in the area of Family Law, specifically dealing with child custody and access issues, child and spousal support issues and the negotiation and litigation of financial issues. A skilled negotiator and advocate, Ms. Sawision has helped numerous clients reach satisfying settlements and successfully argued on behalf of her clients on a variety of family law issues.

In addition to her role as an advocate, Ms. Sawision is also experienced in Alternative Dispute Resolution and has assisted parties in reaching fair and reasonable settlements in an amicable and cost-effective manner.

Ms. Sawision graduated from Bond University with a Juris Doctor (J.D.), Law and will work day and night to surpass your expectations and provide an experience that is not merely transactional, but transformational. Her main priority is to be your partner through legal disputes, not just your legal counsel. She will work with you to create a strategic, results-focused path to help achieve the best outcome.

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Chantalle Sawision

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Jonah Paritzky

Family Law Lawyer

Jonah Paritzky, Family Law Lawyer

Jonah Paritzky practices exclusively in the area of Family Law. After articling at a prestigious boutique Family Law Firm in Ottawa, Ontario, he relocated to Toronto, Ontario to work as an associate at a prominent Toronto Family Law Firm. Jonah brings a client-focused, settlement-oriented, pragmatic approach to the practice of Family Law.

Jonah enjoys studying emerging issues in Family Law and embraces new technologies to make legal services more cost-effective for underserved communities.

Jonah has a Bachelor of Science from the University of Western Ontario and received his Law Degree from the University of Leicester in the United Kingdom.

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"I spoke to one of the reps on the phone. It turns out I didn't need a Toronto lawyer, but he still talked to me about the situation."
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Summary
Review Date
Reviewed Item
"I spoke to one of the reps on the phone. It turns out I didn't need a Toronto lawyer, but he still talked to me about the situation."
Author Rating
51star1star1star1star1star