Mississauga Family Lawyers

FAMILY LAW FIRM IN MISSISSAUGA

Careful, Resourceful & Efficient

At Tailor Law, we appreciate the sensitivity and care required in dealing with family matters. While family matters can create tense environments, it is Tailor Law’s promise to ensure that these issues are dealt with efficiently and resourcefully.

How can We Help You?

What Happens If I Separate / Divorce?

While separation and divorce are difficult decisions to make, Tailor Law actively supports your transition and assists you with making important decisions on your finances, child support matters, spousal support, and the division of property. Once you have decided that a separation or divorce is the course of action you wish to take, or you have been petitioned for a divorce, you will need to consider making important decisions on the following changes that will take place:

  • You will need to discuss who will stay in the family home
  • How your children and/or shared pets will be cared for
  • Whether you will co-parent or seek full custody
  • Financial support, including child support, and spousal support
  • How assets, joint investments, and property will be divided

Spousal Support

Spousal support involves payments made from one party to another after a separation or divorce. Generally speaking, spousal support is paid by the Party who earns more than the other Party. The purpose of spousal support is to recognize the contributions that each Party has made during the course of the relationship, to relieve financial hardship, and to share the costs of caring for the children involved in the relationship. As spousal support is not automatic, it must be requested. In determining if you are eligible for spousal support, our legal representatives will discuss your options with you.

Child Support

If your child/children live with one parent for a majority of the time during separation or during the divorce process, the other parent may be required to pay child support. In determining who pays child support, the Ontario Family Court will use the Child Support Guidelines to make determinative decisions on the amount and frequency of the child support. Although your child/children may spend an equal amount of time with either parent, the parent with the higher income may still have to pay some form of child support. Child support payments are based on gross annual income and the number of children entitled to support.

Division of Property & Assets

If you have decided to separate or divorce and you are married, the value of the property between the Parties is usually shared. As common-law couples have different rights, there are different rules that apply to the division of property. In order to calculate the value of your respective property at the end of your relationship, you should list and value all of your assets and debts. By taking account of this calculation, you can calculate your Net Family Property (NFP). Your NFP is a calculation of how much money a married Party is worth at the end of the relationship, after taking consideration of what that Party brought to the marriage.

Protecting You & Loved Ones

While we cannot ensure that the other party will cooperate, we can guarantee that we will provide you with a strong course of action, take consideration of your financial situation, and offer guidance on providing counsel / guidance accounting for the best interests of any children involved. The team at Tailor Law is here to offer you comprehensive services on a number of family law issues, and we are here to assist you in achieving your goals every step of the way.

Family Court Lawyer

Trial & Litigation

A family court lawyer is a lawyer who represents you in matters of child custody, parental rights, spousal support, divorce, and most issues affecting families. A family court lawyer whose practice focuses on trial and litigation is known as a family court lawyer. Family court lawyers prepare your case for trial by focusing on your argument and putting your best case forward. This can include preparing statements in your defence that are based on case law precedent. Case law precedent are legal cases that have been decided in previous courts, including family courts. Precedent is used to either support your argument or oppose the other party’s argument. Family court lawyers also assist by preparing you for your hearing or trial. The family court lawyers at Tailor Law have a proven track record with up-to-date legal precedent, as developments in family law change quickly.

In addition to preparing you for your trial, a litigation lawyer will champion your case in court by providing unwavering support and managing developments in your case. This means that the lawyers at Tailor Law will communicate openly with you, respond to your concerns in a timely manner, and manage your case efficiently. Our litigation services are meant to provide peace of mind for any party undergoing the court process.

Legal Separation Agreement

A legal separation agreement is an agreement between two parties that stipulates the terms of living apart. It is used when two parties decide that living together is no longer a viable option for their relationship. A legal separation agreement often outlines arrangements in relation to relatives and third parties as well. A typical legal separation agreement includes the following items:

  • guardianship
  • parenting plan (if children are involved)
  • settlement of property
  • settlement of any pets
  • settlement of finances, particularly in joint accounts

A family lawyer tailors such an agreement to your particular needs in order to ensure you’re fully protected from the other party’s opposing demands.

Child Custody

Joint

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 a child or children. As joint custody is based on considerations of childcare, education, healthcare, religion, and other important decisions, both parents have a say in the residence and visitation arrangements of the children.

Shared

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 child or children involved.

Sole & Full Custody

Sole custody is most common 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 kids. At Tailor Law, we understand that custody is a primary concern. We provide full legal support to ensure your children’s needs are met.

Divorce

Contested Divorce

Divorce is hard enough to deal with due to the parties often dealing with the breakdown of their relationship, whatever the circumstances may be. The effects of separation, the issue of property, and its effect on children are a top priority for your family lawyer. If divorce is being pursued, a contested divorce can escalate things very quickly between two parties, often in a negative way.

A contested divorce occurs when spouses cannot come to an agreement on acceptable terms of divorce. A contested divorce can heighten emotions and can threaten any semblance of peace that once existed between parties. In supporting your position in a contested divorce, the lawyers at Tailor Law can ensure that your divorce proceeds with the least amount of friction possible.

Amicable Divorce/Easy Divorce

An uncontested divorce, also known as an amicable divorce, occurs when the parties to a divorce agree on most, if not all of the terms of the divorce. In comparison to a contested divorce, an amicable divorce typically proceeds on a quicker basis and is often much easier on the parties involved.

The Divorce Process

The divorce process is something that we often take for granted until we find ourselves in such a situation. It’s difficult to navigate the obligations of each spouse in a divorce, the shared responsibilities, and appropriate legal dues. Tailor Law prides itself in providing efficient services and assistance with getting through the difficult periods of separation and divorce.

The best divorce lawyers are now located a doorstep away. Providing legal service in Mississauga and Oakville, Tailor Law focuses on your strengths to bring your best case forward. Contact us now to take advantage of our services.

Divorce Lawyers for Men

Men and women experience divorce differently. While both spouses tend to have the best interests of their children at heart or the best interests of their assets, this can manifest itself in very different ways. In helping to bridge the gap between male spouses and family lawyers, divorce lawyers for men are lawyers who focus on providing effective and relatable services in representing male spouses with experience representing male spouses.

Divorce Lawyers for Women

For many women, divorce is a very sensitive and stressful experience. Divorce lawyers for women are lawyers who place emphasis on providing family law services for women specifically, with experience in representing women through divorce proceedings. Services include legal support for women, advice and assistance on separation, and representation for child-related matters.

Cost of Divorce

The cost of divorce is calculated on a case-by-case basis. Tailor Law works with you to provide quality services at the best prices, and will work on your behalf to provide the best possible outcome for you.

While the divorce process can be quite costly-particularly when it comes to a contested divorce, our law firm provides services that are aimed to meet various price points and budgets. Get in touch with us to find out how you can budget your expenses in preparation for a family law issue.

Free Consultation

Knowing your best angle is an important strategy in any legal case. It’s even more important when the issue of custody or property rights are stake. A free consultation will steer you in the right direction. The lawyers at Tailor Law provide professional and effective services for you and your legal needs.

Legal Aid

We understand that legal services can be costly. Our lawyers in Mississauga and Oakville offer legal aid services for qualified applicants with family law issues. Get in touch with your local legal aid office to determine if you qualify or let us know if you’d like help connecting to legal aid options.

Family Lawyers for Men

Family lawyers for men place emphasis on the issues that men face in divorces, disputes, settlements, and child custody matters. Our law firm has two convenient locations in Mississauga and Oakville. Both offices provide full services for men involved in family disputes. We offer the best solutions in settling family disputes and we pride ourselves in providing special support for men who are seeking assistance with child support payments, custody matters, child protective orders, spousal support payments, and property disputes. Getting or paying your fair share of support means using the best strategies in family case conferences, hearings, and at trial. Men looking for lawyers with a proven track record can feel confident in the services that Tailor Law provide.

Common Law Lawyers

Common law relationships have become increasingly common with couples living together. A common law relationship is one in which the couple is not married, but has lived together for a certain amount of time. You may have entered into a common law relationship without realizing it. In Ontario, you are considered a common-law couple if you have been living with your partner for at least three years, or one year if you have a child. While a common law relationship holds specific legal status, it is not a relationship that requires a divorce. Couples may end their relationship at any time, without taking legal action. If children, pets, or property are involved, however, certain considerations may need to be met, depending on the length at which the couple have lived together. Knowing your rights in the event of separating after a common law relationship is important. The lawyers at Tailor law provide legal advice and services for all common law matters

Family Lawyers for Women

Family lawyers for women are lawyers who provide a special focus on the issues that women face, in the event of separation and divorce. Divorces are often the most difficult time in one’s life, and Tailor Law appreciates the sensitivity and experience required in settling such matters as seamlessly as possible. Mothers often share a special bond with their children, and our lawyers understand that child custody matters, parenting time, legal and physical custody of children are issues of the utmost concern. Tailor Law provides full services that allow mothers to know they are receiving the best advice from experienced family law solicitors and litigators. Tailor Law is staffed with a team of female lawyers that provide full support to women facing issues with child custody, child support, divorce, spousal support and other family law matters. We understand that a familiar face can make all the difference. Feel confident in a team of our lawyers that are on your side. Call now and rest assured that you have a team of dedicated lawyers on your side.

Disability Divorce Lawyer

Spouses on disability face a unique set of challenges in a divorce. Divorce can often exacerbate these challenges by impacting finances and putting a wrench in the plans of those with disabilities who require certain care arrangements. If you or your spouse has been receiving employment or other support payments due to disability, your spouse is not entitled to these benefits before or after a divorce and you are not entitled to your spouse’s benefits. Disability divorce lawyers understand that disabilities should not provide barriers to a spouse’s full participation in life. Divorce shouldn’t be any different. Spouses with disabilities want a lawyer they can trust and rely on. Tailor Law provides exemplary services for spouses on disabilities and its track record reflects this

Prenup/Postnup

A prenuptial agreement is the first step in protecting your assets in a separation and divorce. A prenuptial agreement is an agreement between two parties that occurs before marriage and outlines what should happen if two parties separate. A prenuptial agreement outlines who the parties are, and what assets and properties each party has, prior to marriage. It also sets out future financial matters following marriage.

A postnuptial agreement is similar to a prenuptial agreement, but a postnuptial agreement is drafted once two individuals have married. A postnuptial agreement may offer less financial protection as assets and property could be considered marital property once couples have married. Before getting married, you should consider consulting with one of the family lawyers at Tailor Law.