Are you looking for an Ottawa divorce lawyer? You have come to the right place. Read this story that our divorce lawyer in Ottawa wrote. It will teach you more about separation and divorce.
A divorce lawyer can help with a separation agreement, getting a court order, or marriage contractors. Divorce lawyers can also work on support and property legal issues. Further down in the article we wrote more family law matters that a lawyer can assist with.
The value of the legal profession is questionable. A surgeon will open you up, fix you, and close you. What will a lawyer do for you? Throw a lot of strange languages your way and take your money? (Actually, that’s how many lawyers feel about interior decorators.) When Dick the Butcher said in Shakespeare’s Henry VI, “The first thing we do, let’s kill all the lawyers,” he definitely meant it. Well, he was a bad guy, what do you expect?
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In a perfect world, lawyers need not exist. And yet, our world is so obviously not perfect. Forget your own divorce. Think ancient Greeks. Jason and Medea. I mean, he cheated on her and she killed his children and served them as a meal. All to make her husband regret cheating. We don’t do so these days. People are meant to be civilized. We go get a lawyer. Except by the time the lawyers are done, anyone who remains standing in the wreckage doesn’t just regret having cheated. They regret having been born.
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If you think you can navigate the law on your own, think again. Laws have been written by lawyers. Do you really believe that people who have dropped close to 100 K on the right to put LL.B. after their name, will give you a chance to keep your money from them? True, we no longer argue in Latin. But what about terms like “constructive trust”? Or the “doctrine of equitable estoppel”? (That one, by the way, simply means, “Stop being unfair!”). If things were simple, you would not be reading this article right now. You would have already agreed on custody and access, figured out the child and spousal support, and been on your way to Vegas to celebrate your new-found freedom.
What makes things even worse, is that many laws simply cannot be figured out by thinking logically. Do you know, for example, that when you pay child support, it is calculated based on your full salary, before taxes? Yet it is deducted from your income after you paid taxes.
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The person who receives support, adds it to their actual income, but will not be paying tax on it. Why? You could argue all sorts of things, but the real answer, I gather, is that the group receiving support had better lawyers. (This is very seriously simplified, by the way. The reality is even more complex).
Consider a hypothetical. Sage and Thyme were a couple for five years. They lived in a condo that belonged to Sage. Obviously, Thyme lived in the condo rent-free. They had a plan. They were going to fix up the condo, sell it, buy a house with the proceeds, and live in the house together. Sage happened to be exceptionally handy. It was Sage who did all the repair work on the condo, the work that would have otherwise set the couple back 40 to 50 K.
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But Sage and Thyme broke up. Right after the spiffed-up condo had been sold. Sage, you see, did not bother seeing a lawyer on the break-up. Had Sage gone, Sage would have found out that the condo was the matrimonial home for the couple. As such, they were both entitled to the proceeds of the sale. Sage was supposed to have gotten half of what the condo fetched. But didn’t. And yet, there is all this work that Sage had put into the condo. So does Sage just write the whole experience off? Easy come, easy go? Better luck next time? Give this little problem a second’s thought, before you pass on to the answer in the next paragraph.
The answer is that Sage is supposed to be compensated for the work on the condo. The relevant doctrine is, “unjust enrichment.” The courts have built a huge body of cases explaining just how this concept works. When Sage and Thyme argue about the issue between themselves, Thyme will no doubt say “lived rent-free,” “I never asked you to renovate, you offered,” and “Oh, you are so petty, I was right to have left you.” Funny, but lawyers neither make these arguments nor are particularly receptive to them. So Sage is busy dialling for a lawyer even as we speak. But Thyme had made a mistake too. Guess?
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Thyme’s mistake is called “not writing a cohabitation agreement.” When couples embark on their pink-glossed starry-eyed relationship is precisely the time to set out what will happen when it all goes “plop.” Your lawyer does not see your partner “a wonderful person who lights up the room.” The lawyer thinks in terms of “matrimonial property,” “release of obligations,” and “contracting out of the legislative provisions.”
Not just because your lawyer is a dry unromantic thing-on-a-stick, but because that lawyer had spent many years being drilled in thinking about contingencies and assuming the worst possible scenario. When you hooked up, did you think it was going to end with the love of your life smashing a jar of pickles in the middle of your Oriental rug and slamming out? Bet your lawyer did.
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And the children. Oh, Lord, the children. Do you have any idea how many problems the little people generate by the very fact of their existence in the midst of a divorce? You could not agree with the kids’ other parent when you two still lived together and supposedly loved each other. Do you really think you can agree on the children’s best interests, the quantum of expenses in excess of table-amount child support, access schedule, etc? Maybe you can, indeed.
If so, I salute you and raise my glass of rosé to a life well-lived. But if you can’t … what can I say? Even if they are parasites on the body of society – lawyers earn their keep. If they didn’t, they’d never pay off their school loans. Think of how many headaches your divorce has given you so far. If you hire a lawyer, there’s only one headache you’ll have left – how to pay them. I think that’s called “cost-efficient.”
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Author: Alistair Vigier is the CEO of ClearWay Law