Guiding Clients Through Divorce Proceedings
Divorce will have a significant impact on you and your family. As you go through this process, it is important to have someone on your side who can provide guidance and support.
The lawyers at Martin Sheppard Fraser LLP have been representing men and women in family law matters since 1887. We are dedicated to providing quality legal representation, knowledgeable legal advice and compassionate guidance for our clients.
We Help You Navigate The Divorce Process
To get a divorce in Ontario, a couple usually must have been separated for at least one year. We advise our clients to have a written separation agreement in place, particularly if you have children. At Martin Sheppard Fraser LLP, we can draft a separation agreement for you and will assist with every step of the divorce process, which may include:
- Property division — This includes division of assets, debts and real property.
- Spousal support — We can help determine if you are obligated to pay support or eligible to receive it.
- Custody, access and child support — Child custody and access are determined based on the best interests of the child. Support is based on federal guidelines that include a person’s annual income and the number of children. We can help explain this process.
At Martin Sheppard Fraser LLP, we recognize that the divorce process may not be easy. While there may be complicated factors involved in your situation, you can trust that our Niagara Falls divorce lawyers will take measures to ensure that this process is as painless as possible.
We will take time to understand your goals for your family and make certain that your best interests are represented.