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If you are considering a separation or divorce from your spouse, or if your spouse is considering a separation or divorce, the time has come to talk to a family law firm.  Hiring legal counsel is a vital step to protect your rights and interests but it need not be a “declaration of war.” Getting a lawyer involved early can, in some cases, move the process along more smoothly by helping you avoid delays and unforeseen complications. Your lawyer will be prepared to help you deal with all of the related questions that come with a separation, such as property division, child custody, support, and many other associated issues.

What To Expect From Your Family Lawyer

When you retain a family law firm to represent you for separation or divorce issues, you and your lawyer can discuss your family’s unique situation. Your lawyer will work to understand your family’s dynamics, needs, and goals, so that he or she can help you with matters such as child custody, access, property division, and child and spousal support. Your lawyer will also begin to gather important financial documents in order to understand the complete picture of the assets and finances (including real estate, investments, and even employment benefits) held by you and your spouse, as well as your financial obligations. Your lawyer may even recommend that you work with other experts, such as accountants, to fully understand the issues involved in your case.

Together, you and your lawyer discuss your options for how to proceed with an overall plan for your case. In many cases, this plan will include negotiations with your spouse’s lawyer to try to resolve some of the legal issues outside of court. If the case will involve court proceedings, then your lawyer should adequately prepare you by reviewing the questions you will be asked.

Throughout your case, you and your lawyer should maintain open lines of communication. Your lawyer should be available to you; respond promptly to your e-mails, letters, and phone calls; and keep you informed about any developments in your case. Likewise, you as the client can make the most of your meetings and calls with your lawyer by bringing any necessary documents and compiling a list of questions you want to discuss. And of course, you need to be able to trust your lawyer to give you an honest assessment of your case, help you understand your rights and your options, and help you make informed decisions. Separation and divorce are not easy or simple experiences, but having a dedicated and experienced lawyer on your side can help you handle these challenges with confidence.

Morrison Reist Krauss LLP: Expertise and Dedication

Morrison Reist Krauss LLP is committed to helping clients resolve their family law issues. From pre-nuptial agreements and marriage contracts to child custody and protection matters to separation and divorce issues, their goal is to obtain the best possible results for each individual client. With more than 30 years of experience in family law, Charles Morrison has built his legal practice on a combination of skill, compassion, professionalism, and dedication to his clients. Charles Morrison may be reached at 279 Queen St. South, Kitchener, Ontario N2G 1W4, or by calling (866) 878-5166.