The divorce and separation process can be an extremely challenging time. Women are are often facing overwhelming circumstances across the board: supporting children, maintaining work and often escaping difficult situations. Our divorce lawyers for women can help with specific issues including child custody and child support. During a family law proceeding there is a lot at stake including the division of property, support obligations, and questions of custody. Court orders can be difficult, costly, and time consuming to change so it is important to do it right the first time. Give us a call, our divorce lawyers free consultation. Tailor Law is here to help close this matter and work for your best interests.
Mississauga Divorce Lawyer for Men
Divorce Lawyer for Men in Mississauga
Move Toward Divorce Resolution
Divorce and separation are stressful events. Men often feel that the justice system favours women, specifically in issues related to family law. Divorce lawyers for men are lawyers who help with issues that are pertinent to fathers’ rights. During a family law proceeding there is a lot at stake including the division of property, support obligations, and questions of custody. Court orders can be difficult to obtain, costly, and time consuming to change, so it is important to do it right the first time. Protect your interests by retaining the best family law lawyers. Tailor Law is here to help fight for your rights as a father. We don’t tell. We listen.
How to file for divorce
Filing for a divorce in Ontario can follow several different paths, depending on whether the divorce is uncontested or contested. An uncontested divorce is a divorce in which the parties to a divorce agree on all issues presented in the divorce. A contested divorce occurs when the parties to a divorce do not agree on all of the issues. An uncontested divorce is cheaper and quicker than a contested divorce, but it can still be costly depending on the circumstances of the divorce. From court fees to legal fees to additional household expenses and child support (if applicable), the cost of a divorce can cost anywhere from $1500 and upwards. Tailor Law offers a free consultation in order for you to assess what options are suitable for you.
If you feel that there is no longer a path to reconciliation between you and your spouse and you meet the following criteria, you may file for divorce:
- If you have been separated for at least one (1) year and there is no chance of reconciliation between you and your spouse, OR
- Your spouse has cheated on you, OR
- Your spouse has treated you cruelly. Cruelty includes verbal or physical cruelty.
As the last two criteria require proof submitted in court, most couples usually wait out the one year separation period in order to meet the criteria for divorce.
The first step in filing for a divorce is to file your divorce documents at a court registry, once you have determined that you are eligible to file for divorce. Once you have filed your documents with the court, you serve your divorce document to your spouse and wait for a response. The Form that is used to file a divorce is known as an Application for Divorce (also known as Form 8A).
A response must be received within 30 days of serving your application to your spouse. Depending on the response from your spouse, divorce proceedings are initiated.
The Divorce Process
The divorce process can be a complex process, particularly when the divorce is contested. From submitting court documents with respect to your marriage and a separation agreement (if already drafted), knowing how to navigate a family law court is paramount to being successful in your case. Top lawyers are experienced in making the correct applications and submissions in court. As Tailor Law are trusted lawyers with a focus on family law, we make it our priority to know your case inside and out.
While you don’t have to hire a family law lawyer to file for divorce, whether it is contested or uncontested, it is recommended that you retain a lawyer, especially if you require guidance on parenting issues, child support, spousal support, marital finances, property and debt. Fathers and dads wanting to start the divorce process want the best lawyers available. Tailor Law works with fathers to ensure the divorce process is handled smoothly.
During the divorce process, there is a lot at stake. From the division of property, support obligations, to child custody and child access, it can be a mentally draining ordeal. Our lawyers are experienced in the subtleties and complexities of family law and believe that you do not need to navigate your divorce alone. We have offices in Mississauga and Oakville to ensure that our clients have access to legal representation.
At Tailor Law, our law firm is committed to providing you with the personal attention you need during your divorce. We advocate and defend the rights of men in family and matrimonial disputes.
Whether you reach an agreement with your spouse on the terms of divorce will be a factor in determining your best course of action. If you are seeking a divorce it is important to know your rights as a partner, parent, and provider. Our offices in Oakville and Mississauga are fully staffed with legal personnel who have assisted with family law cases for the past 10 years.
Custody: Many fathers feel as if their needs or rights are unsupported when it comes to fighting for custody of a child or children. The situation can be stressful for men entering into a custody dispute. Fathers typically want to the same rights as mothers when it comes to child custody and support. It is important for you and your children to have regular contact as their best interests require. A lawyer can help you prepare a parenting plan, custody and/or access schedule, get an order for joint or sole custody of your child, and can act as a buffer between you and your spouse.
Division of property: Marriage is viewed as an economic partnership and it is common for property to be divided equally among spouses upon the breakdown of marriage. This process requires you to disclose your financial information. Disclosure allows the court to assess the amount to be equalized between you and your spouse, prompting possible support obligations. Your lawyer can help you prepare and present your financial picture and scrutinize your spouse’s financial situation. Ultimately, the value of your property will determine how you and your spouse’s net family property will be divided and allocated.
Support Obligations: Depending on your case, you may be required to provide child and/or spousal support. Alternatively, you may be entitled to support. There are a number of factors to determine the extent of your support obligations. A child support lawyer can assess what a reasonable amount of child or spousal support should look like in your situation.
Child support payments are payments made from one party to the other in relation to the maintenance and upkeep of children following separation or divorce. Payments are based on the gross income of each parent.
While supporting your child is one of your utmost concerns, you may believe that funds paid to your spouse for child support may be used improperly. Knowing how child support payments are some of the concerns that fathers and dads have. Tailor Law works with you to ensure that transparency is present in all stages of your divorce. To learn more about child support, visit our child support page found here.
Each parent is responsible for the financial maintenance of the child and payments are based on gross income and financial circumstances. Child support is usually paid until the children turn 18 years of age.
Fathers’ Rights and Lawyers for Men
Our law firm is dedicated to protecting your interests and are a staunch advocates for men. We believe in equal rights between spouses and understand the stigma that men face in family proceedings. Our team of professionals are on your side and will guide you every step of the way. With our experience and knowledge, we will advise you on the best possible course of action and provide you with personal, reliable, and effective legal representation. Let our lawyers help ease the transition to your new chapter in life.
If you are a father who does not live near a family law courthouse, the Attorney General’s website for Ontario may be able to assist you with research on how to respond to a contested divorce or child support issue. Tailor law firm will assist in representation following a retainer of representation and will provide nuanced support in court. Call Tailor Law now for a free consultation. With offices in Mississauga and Oakville, we serve clients from all areas of the GTA.