Divorce Lawyer for Women in Mississauga

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 offer free consultations. Tailor Law is here to help close this matter and work for your best interests.

Move Toward Divorce Resolution

Divorce can be an emotionally turbulent time filled with of anger, hurt, and loss. It is not a burden that you should bare alone. Our lawyers are reliable and dedicated to your cause. As your legal representative our mission is to advise, advocate, and support you through this transition.

It is a fact that many women will remain in a dead-end, abusive, or loveless marriage because of fear. Among other things, they fear that they will not be able to financially support themselves, that they will lose custody of their children, or that they will be deported. A lawyer can help address your concerns and advise you of the best course of action.

As your lawyer, we can help you:

  • File for divorce
  • Obtain child and/or spousal support
  • Obtain a restraining order
  • Advise on immigration concerns arising from divorce
  • Secure exclusive possession of the matrimonial home
  • Obtain joint or sole custody of your child(ren)
  • Negotiate custody and access arrangements
  • Organize and assess your financial situation
  • Obtain an order for non-removal your child(ren) from your region

Helping Empower Women

As family lawyers we see the impact that divorce can have on children. This is why it is important to act swiftly and decisively in order to ensure that the best interests of your children are protected. We have a diverse network of family lawyers for women who can assist with your family law matter and divorce. We aim to help you out with your divorce as seamlessly as possible to ensure that you can move forward with new memories and positive life experiences.

Tailor Law works closely with local women’s shelters and outreach programs to assist battered women. Power imbalances exist in many relationships and having a strong reliable support team is key to your success during your divorce and beyond.

Consulting with a lawyer is the first step to ensuring that your rights and those of your children’s are protected. Our lawyers are dedicated to advancing your interests and ensuring that your voice is heard. We are compassionate and committed to assisting women through their divorce in a timely and cost effective manner. Your matter is important to us and we serve our clients passionately and zealously. Choose a top lawyer that will look out for rights as a woman. Choose Tailor Law.

How to File for Divorce

Filing for a divorce in Ontario can take different forms, depending on whether the divorce is uncontested or contested by your husband.  An uncontested divorce is a divorce in which both parties to the divorce agree on all issues presented in the divorce. A contested divorce occurs when the parties to a divorce do not agree on all issues.

An uncontested divorce is cheaper than a contested divorce, but it can still be costly depending on the circumstances of the divorce. From court fees, legal disbursements, courier fees, legal fees, process server fees 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:

  • you have been separated from your husband for at least one (1) year and there is no chance of reconciliation, OR
  • Your husband has been unfaithful to you, OR
  • Your husband has treated you cruelly. Cruelty includes verbal or physical cruelty.
  • As the last two criteria require proof submitted in court, most spouses 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 husband 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 by your husband. 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.

Whether a divorce 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. Mothers wanting to start the divorce process want the most experienced lawyers. Tailor Law works with mothers to ensure the divorce process is handled smoothly.

Child Custody

Joint / Shared

In Ontario, there are two forms of child custody. The first kind of child custody is known as joint legal custody. The second kind of child custody is joint physical custody (or shared custody). Joint legal custody occurs when both parties to a family dispute share physical and legal custody of the children. As joint custody is based on considerations of childcare, education, health-care, religion, and other important decisions, both parents have a say in the residence and visitation arrangements of the children.

While mothers are the parties that generally share residence with children, joint/shared custody is often based on the consideration that the children spend more time with their mothers. As all situations present unique issues and challenges, this is not always the case however.


Shared custody occurs when both parents spend at least 40% of their time with the children. Shared custody arrangements can vary widely, but such arrangements are always based on the best interests of the children.

Sole/Full Custody

Sole custody is most common form of child custody between separated and divorced parties. Sole custody occurs when one parent has both physical and legal custody of the children. Sole custody is also known as full custody.

Regardless of the type of custody that is granted, Tailor Law works with you to achieve maximum personal time with your children. At Tailor Law, we understand that custody is a primary concern. We understand that mothers share a special bond with their children and we provide full legal support to ensure that your children’s needs are met.

Regardless of the type of custody that is granted, Tailor Law works with you to achieve maximum personal time with your children. At Tailor Law, we understand that custody is a primary concern. We understand that mothers share a special bond with their children and we provide full legal support to ensure that your children’s needs are met.

Child Support

Child support lawyers offer legal support in the way negotiating agreements and support payments in the event of separation and divorce. In negotiating child support payments and other child support orders, the lawyers at Tailor Law work to provide representation in the areas of Mississauga and Oakville to provide you with the quality advice on child support issues. Tailoring a positive child support agreement requires the consideration of the best interests of the children.

This means the court will consider the mental and physical welfare of the children with respect to special needs, living arrangements, education, childcare and financial maintenance. In seeking or paying for child support, you want top lawyers on your side to ensure you’re getting a fair deal. Tailor law firm provides full service and representation in child support matters.