“Divorce isn’t such a tragedy. A tragedy’s staying in an unhappy marriage, teaching your children the wrong things about love. Nobody ever died of divorce.”
― Jennifer Weiner, Fly Away Home
The definition of divorce is the legal dissolution of a marriage by a court or other competent body. While the definition is clear, divorce or separation can be a legal minefield and having a professional on your side as your guide can ease some of the anxiety and stress of the process. At Heft Law, we understand your concerns and our team of professionals are experienced, compassionate, supportive, empathetic, efficient and results-oriented. Divorce and separation mean changes and at Heft Law we can help you navigate through this period of your life.
At Heft Law, we advise our clients to treat their divorce or separation like a job, in other words, separate the emotional from the financial, as much as possible. Decisions made during the divorce and separation period can have long term or even life long effects for you and your children. For this reason, having an experienced and professional family law lawyer at your side can be of great assistance.
Here’s an overview of:
- The Steps of the Family Law Court Process
- Application for Divorce
- Separation Agreements
- Child Custody, Residency and Access
- Child Support, including Special and Extraordinary Expenses
- Spousal Support
- Division of Property and Equalization
- Going to Trial in Ontario Family Court
- Alternatives to Court
- Uncontested Divorce
- Marriage Contracts (pre-Nups) and Cohabitation Agreements