Are you looking for a Newmarket family lawyer? Everyone has heard divorce horror stories. A couple wants to separate, they hire family lawyers and then fast-forward five years.
They have now liquidated most of their matrimonial assets on legal fees and are still not divorced.
It was recently reported that a couple in Ontario angered the presiding judge in a bitter child custody battle. They got in trouble for spending $500,000 in legal fees.
Neither party could afford it. They were average people of modest financial means.
In addition to squandering their child’s financial future, the psychological impact of such an acrimonious dispute should not be overlooked.
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The judge at one point stated, “How does this keep happening? What will it take to convince angry parents that nasty and aggressive litigation never turns out well?”
Are you looking for help with Newmarket Ontario family law? We can connect you with top family lawyers who are happy to meet you in Newmarket to discuss your legal issue.
Our top lawyers can also help with disinherited spouses and children or questionable wills. Also, they can assist with fraudulent or negligent estate administrations. Further, they can assist with elder abuse.
Please call to book a consultation with one of the family lawyers.
Here are some interesting facts regarding Newmarket, Ontario:
- Newmarket, ON is part of the greater Toronto area (GTA)
- Newmarket, ON has a population of around 80,000 people
- Much of Newmarket’s population works in Toronto, ON
- The average household income in Newmarket is just under $100,000. This is far above other cities in Canada
- Newmarket, ON is home to Jim Carrey
Please contact us if you have any questions regarding estate disputes, family law, or divorce. Further, the lawyers can help with business law or injury claims in Newmarket Ontario.
Below is a list of legal services that the lawyers provide in Newmarket Ontario.
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This is why the best lawyers always start by looking at the most cost-effective family law and divorce options.
If your matter requires a resolution in the family law courts, the divorce lawyers will aggressively advocate your position.
However, we know that in most family law cases it is much more cost-effective and efficient to attempt alternative dispute resolution processes.
This may include mediation with a third-party divorce lawyer or family law arbitration. Further, it might include processes through the family law courts such as judicial dispute resolution and case conferences.
Moreover, there is an emotional and psychological cost in any divorce process that should not be overlooked.
It may be possible to go to court and extract a little more family property or spousal support.
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However, it may not be worth the emotional toll this process can have on the entire family. These are factors that must be weighed when determining the family law process that is appropriate for you.
Many couples going through a divorce can come to an agreement on their own. Therefore, they only need the assistance of a divorce lawyer to draft their separation agreement or divorce documents.
The lawyers encourage this process by providing separating couples with hassle-free flat rates for uncontested family law matters. These flat rates might include the following:
- uncontested divorce
- separation agreement
- uncontested cohabitation
- prenuptial agreement
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This way you know what you are paying for upfront. Therefore, you don’t need to worry about being surprised by a bill you didn’t expect at the end.
Furthermore, you might not believe that you can afford a divorce lawyer. There may be other options available to you including legal aid or a limited scope retainer. In a limited scope retainer, you and your family law lawyer can agree to limit the type of work that your lawyer does on your file.
In order to reduce the cost of your divorce action, you may agree to be the face of your file. Your lawyer works in the background providing you with advice and helping you to draft documents.
Are you are going through a separation or divorce and are claiming child support?
What about spousal support or alimony? You also might be fighting for custody or the division of matrimonial or common law property. Lastly, you might be seeking a prenuptial or separation agreement.
Then give us a call and we would be happy to discuss how to resolve your family law matter. The top lawyers will try to keep your legal costs down as much as possible.
Author: Alistair Vigier is the CEO of ClearWay Law