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Contested vs. Uncontested Divorce

A contested divorce occurs when parties to a divorce cannot agree on the terms of the divorce. A contested divorce can lead to bitter feelings, animosity and distrust of the other party if these feelings are not already present given the nature of the separation. Contested divorces can cause additional stress, given the time and cost required to settle such disputes. However, if both parties cannot agree amicably to the terms of divorce, contested divorce is necessary. We are here to help you navigate the process and advocate on your behalf during this difficult time.

The issues that usually spar contested divorces are the division of property and debt, parenting time, spousal support, and finances. A contested divorce should not be confused with two parties disagreeing on whether the divorce should proceed or not. A contested divorce simply means that one party disagrees with the other party in regards to a family issue. A divorce still proceeds even if it is contested.

A contested divorce is usually discussed at a hearing prior to trial. If the parties cannot agree to the terms of the divorce, or if they do not agree on other issues, the divorce can proceed to trial. Generally speaking, most contested divorces are settled prior to trial due to the fact that trial is not cheap and is also not ideal from a timing perspective. While most contested divorces are settled prior to trial, Tailor Law is prepared to defend your case if trial is needed. By putting your best case forward, your best interests will be protected. Contact us now for a free consultation.

An Uncontested divorce is a divorce in which the parties agree on how to handle parenting, support, financial matters, and debt issues.

How to File for a Divorce in Ontario

Learning how to file for a divorce in Ontario and deciding to file for divorce are not decisions that is should be made lightly. Emotions are high and feelings of loss are present, and often times there are many emotional factors at play. From the consideration of separate living arrangements to the consideration of children and property, the move to file a divorce can be daunting. The breakdown of a marriage poses personal conflict and it can also present financial challenges. Filing for divorce requires attention to the impending changes in your life, along with the changes to your child’s life and close relatives who are heavily involved with caring for your child.

Depending on a number of factors, filing for divorce can be simple or complex.

Filing for divorce usually takes the following form:

  1. Prior to filing for divorce, it is recommended that you seek legal counsel from a qualified family lawyer. Tailor Law prides itself in providing services focused on family law.
  2. In determining that divorce is right for you, you should first determine whether you are legally able to file for divorce. You may file for divorce in any one of the following situations:
  • 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 was unfaithful to you, OR
  • Your spouse treated you cruelly (cruelty can include physical or verbal cruelty)
  1. If your situation falls in one of the categories above, you would be eligible to file for divorce.
  2. The third step in filing for a divorce involves the consideration of who will stay in the family home, how children and pets will be cared for, whether financial support from one spouse to another will be requested, and the division of property and money.
  3. Following the consideration of the above, and a finalized plan of such considerations, your next step involves filing divorce papers with the court and serving those papers to your spouse. As the process described above is general in nature, it is best to consult with experienced lawyers. Contact Tailor Law now for a free consultation.

Divorce Lawyers in Mississauga

At Tailor Law, we appreciate the sensitivity and care required in dealing with your divorce matter. Our law firm works hard to approach your Divorce matter with the sensitivity and expertise that is required. Both parties involved often have different perceptions of what is fair, making the entire process of reaching an agreement stretch out for seemingly forever. Differing incomes and roles in the family can make an equal financial split messy and confusing. Moreover, children can often be lost in the constant mess of everything going on. Our Divorce Lawyers are dedicated to bringing a resolution that is in your best interest and helps you as well as any children involved move forward.

Seeking a Divorce

If you are seeking a divorce, you should first determine whether you are eligible to file for a divorce. While you may want to get out of the marriage as soon as possible, there are certain considerations that must be met in order to legally file for divorce. If you have been separated for at least one (1) year and you feel that there is no chance of reconciling with your spouse, or your spouse has been unfaithful to you, or your spouse has treated you cruelly, you have the right to file for divorce. You can usually file for divorce at your nearest court registry, but it is always best practice to seek legal counsel first. Tailor Law offers free consultations for parties thinking of filing for divorce.

Divorce Process

A spouse can seek a divorce for any number of reasons. However, the only legal reason a spouse can file a divorce is if one of the following three situations apply:

  • 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.

As divorce can be a costly process, it is important to seek legal advice as soon as you are thinking of filing for divorce to ensure you fully understand what’s to come. Certain considerations may change the way you approach your divorce. Tailor law firm has two locations in Ontario: Mississauga and Oakville. The staff at Tailor Law are here to assist with providing legal support throughout the divorce process. Going through your divorce is not an option when financial support and custody matters are at stake.

What Does a Divorce in Ontario Cost?

The cost of a divorce can vary. While there is no single estimate on the cost of a divorce in Ontario given the unique issues that each divorce poses, divorces can sometimes expect run in the thousands. If the divorce is amicable, this estimate can be slightly cheaper given the ease and simplicity of the proceedings. Contested divorces tend to be more costly, due to the time and complexity of resolving the issues at hand between two parties. Lawyer fees are based on the amount of time spent on your case, correspondence made between the lawyer, yourself, and other third parties, filing and courier fees, and other legal costs.

In addition to legal fees and expenses, the cost of divorce includes spousal support (if this payment is required by the court), child support, and the need for duplicate items for children when parenting time is split between parents. These items include things like clothing, transit passes, daycare costs, and entertainment expenses.

Divorce Lawyers for Women

Divorce lawyers for women focus on the issues that women typically face in a divorce. Issues can include disputes related to child support, spousal support, the distribution of property, finances, and debt. The lawyers at Tailor Law offer a diversified staff of female lawyers to help women during the difficult period of time.

Divorce Lawyers for Men

Divorce lawyers for men are lawyers who place emphasis on the issues that men face when undergoing a family law issue. Issues can range from spousal support to child custody and the distribution of finances and debt.

Searching For The Best Divorce Lawyers for Contested Divorce?

A Contested Divorce never turns out as easily as people may hope. Call Tailor Law today and we will help you through your Contested Divorce and help you determine what you are rightfully entitled to. Call today to schedule a consultation with one of our Divorce Lawyers to discuss your Contested Divorce.

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Mississauga Divorce Lawyers For Contested Divorces

Contested Divorce lawyers offer legal support in the way to help negotiate and finalize your Contested Divorce. In Contested Divorce matters, the lawyers at Tailor Law provide representation in Mississauga and Oakville. Tailoring a positive divorce requires the consideration of the best interests of the entire family. 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 a Divorce, you want top Divorce lawyers on your side to ensure you’re getting a fair deal. Tailor Law firm provides full service and representation in Contested Divorce matters.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the difference between Contested and Uncontested Divorce?

An uncontested divorce is a divorce in which the parties agree on how to resolve parenting, support, financial matters, and debt issues. Because of this agreement on the issues, the parties can submit a divorce application jointly to the court or can decide that one party will file for divorce under the agreed upon terms and the other party will not contest the terms. This type of divorce does not require that the parties actually appear in court.

A contested divorce occurs when the involved parties cannot agree on the terms of the divorce. A contested divorce can lead to bitter feelings, animosity and distrust of the other party if these feelings are not already present. Contested divorces can cause additional stress, given the time and cost required to settle such disputes. However, if both parties cannot agree amicably to the terms of the divorce, a contested divorce is necessary.

What is the difference between sole custody and full custody?

Joint custody occurs when the parents of the child share physical and legal custody of the child. Joint custody is also known as shared custody, which is a 50/50 split. When parents have joint custody over children, they make decisions jointly with respect to the care of the children.

Couples or spouses who have decided to separate must decide where their children will reside and how much time each parent will spend with the children. This time is called parenting time. The time that each parent spends with the children is called child access.

Joint custody can be agreed upon prior to going to court. Some couples operate without legal custody agreements, while others use mediation to agree upon custody. If the parties cannot agree on the terms of joint custody, a judge may need to rule on the terms of the joint custody.

How do child support payments work?

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.

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. Child support payments can be extended in certain circumstances.

In many cases, child support payments are made by the parent who spends the least amount of time with the children.

Child support payments are not related to the gender of the parent nor are they related to legal custody. If one parent has legal custody of the children, it does not necessarily mean that they will receive child support. As there are a number of circumstances that affect child support payments, it is best practice to seek the advice of a family law lawyer. A family lawyer who specializes in child support matters will provide the best legal support for your legal needs. Tailor Law handles both simple and complex matters of child support. Tailor Law offers legal child support in Mississauga and Oakville.

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