In Canada the institution of the family has become a dynamic force now encompassing not only the traditional family unit but also expanding into the areas of blended families, families with multiple generations living together, same sex unions, surrogacy, open adoptions and more. With this increased expression of what a family is and who is part of the family unit it is not at all uncommon for disputes to arise.
Family Law deals with any aspect of the family and its needs. It is an area of the law that deals with family-related issues such as:
- Civil unions
- Domestic partnerships
- Division of assets and liabilities due to divorce
- Spousal support (alimony)
- Child support
- Child custody
- Termination of parental rights
- Dependency and child neglect
- Protection from abuse
Our Family Law team can and will handle other issues such as pre-nuptial agreements, post-nuptial agreements, mediation, abandonment, and orders of protection.
At Gilmore and Gilmore our experienced Family Law team is able to provide a caring, empathetic approach while combining the best skills of negotiation, mediation and litigation. These skills coupled with our experience is of great assistance in helping our clients to obtain positive outcomes while ensuring that the client does not fall into the trap of making the process as difficult as possible in a self-defeating attempt to hurt the other party during this emotionally intense event.
At Gilmore and Gilmore we are strong proponents of Collaborative Law / Mediation in aiding our Family Law clients to find workable solutions.
Feel free to contact us at any point for assistance or advice with respect to Family Law. We may be reached at 705.435.4339 or contact us via email.