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Family & Divorce Law
The family law group at Desmarais, Keenan LLP is sensitive to the needs and objectives of clients dealing with family law matters. We help clients resolve matrimonial, divorce, custody, access and support issues as promptly and smoothly as possible.Practicing Lawyers
When a couple separates, duties shared during marriage, care of children and equalization of property must be formally dealt with. Talk to our experienced lawyers to help you work toward an agreement that protects your rights and interests.
Child Custody and Access
We will work with you to develop a plan for custody and access that allows you, as a separating couple, to co-parent without major conflicts which may hurt and confuse your children.
Spousal and Child Support
While Ontario’s Child Support Guidelines make child support reasonably clear, parents’ employment, income levels and the children’s changing needs may require adjustments to the guidelines. As well, spousal support should reflect the parties’ respective financial circumstances arising from the marriage. Our experienced family lawyers can help separate emotions from short term and long term financial needs.
We can facilitate a no-fault divorce in appropriate circumstances.
In certain circumstances separating and divorcing couples can complete the necessary legal matters through mediation. We can facilitate the process by providing guidance to achieve an outcome that is timely, fair and cost-effective.
Marriage Contracts and Cohabitation Agreements
While no one wants to think of a marriage ending in divorce, it’s important to think about your future. For this reason, a marriage contract or prenuptial agreement is of great value. Our family lawyers know how to draft marriage contracts in accordance with Ontario’s Family Law Act, which will ensure that the contract is enforceable in a court of law.
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