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If you are facing family issues, you may be wondering whether it’s time to contact a family law firm. Generally, it’s advisable to contact a family lawyer anytime you have legal questions about a family matter; this includes matters related to a possible separation and divorce, as well as issues involving child support, access, and custody, spousal support, property division, marriage contracts, and cohabitation and prenuptial agreements.

How a Family Lawyer Can Help You

You don’t need to wait until a serious problem or conflict has arisen before consulting a family lawyer. For example, if you are taking a new relationship to the next level, a lawyer can provide advice about common law relationships and even explore the possibility of a cohabitation or pre-nuptial agreement (also known as a marriage contract) as a proactive investment in your future. If your family is considering making changes to existing custody arrangements, a lawyer can help you work through the issues and reach a resolution that works for your family’s needs.

In cases where divorce or separation has become inevitable, a lawyer can guide you through the process, represent your interests, and make sure that your rights are protected. They can work with your spouse’s lawyer to negotiate and draft a separation agreement that is fair and equitable with regard to property division, support, and other issues. Your lawyer can advise you about how to make arrangements regarding your children, and how you and your spouse will handle access to the kids, support their needs, and make decisions about their upbringing. In the event that some of these issues need to be litigated in court, you don’t need to navigate the Ontario legal system by yourself; you will have the assistance of an experienced professional who can guide you through the process and make sure that you are aware and informed every step of the way.

Moreover, hiring a lawyer doesn’t have to mean committing to a bitter and contentious court battle. Today, many lawyers are well-versed in alternative dispute resolution mechanisms such as mediation and collaborative practice, which can provide avenues for your family to resolve your outstanding issues outside the courtroom, in a way that saves everyone time, money, pain, and unnecessary stress.

Once you have selected a lawyer, it is important to provide as much information as possible. As with any legal matter, it is important to be as forthcoming and honest as possible, even if it means disclosing information that isn’t very flattering, whether that means issues of abuse, financial problems, or other sensitive topics. This allows the lawyer to assess the whole picture of your situation and craft a legal strategy that takes into account your family’s situation and your particular needs and challenges.

Throughout your case, you and your lawyer should be in regular communication. Your lawyer should be accessible, answer questions, and keep you informed of the status of your case and any developments and advancements. You want the peace of mind that comes with knowing that legal advice is there for you when you need it.

Galbraith Family Law: Resolving Family Conflict With Heart

The Barrie law firm of Galbraith Family Law is committed to providing superior legal services for every client. The firm helps clients resolve issues related to separation and divorce, including custody, access, child support, spousal support, equalization and division of property. They are experienced in many types of approaches to family law matters, from collaborative practice to litigation. Brian Galbraith brings more than 20 years of legal experience to his cases, and has earned a reputation in the Ontario legal community as a lawyer of honesty, integrity, and passion—qualities his clients need and appreciate. He understands first-hand the uncertainty and upheaval a divorce can cause, and is committed to providing his clients with sound legal advice during difficult times in their lives. Brian Galbraith’s office is located at 124 Dunlop St. West, Barrie, Ontario L4N 1B1 or he can be reached by calling (705) 999-8957.