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A family lawyer is more than just a divorce lawyer. Family law encompasses a wide range of legal issues that can arise in marriage and family relationships.

Indeed, divorce itself is far more than just the simple legal dissolution of a marriage. Many separations (whether they lead to divorce or not) involve complex legal issues, including child custody and visitation (access) rights, child support, spousal support, and property division. A separating couple will need to reach an agreement or go to court to determine how to handle their financial arrangements and obligations and how to equitably divide their property and investments. All of these issues may require considerable expertise in negotiating and drafting settlement agreements and litigating in court proceedings.

Beyond the issues that come with a separation or at the end of a marriage, family lawyers also work on matters such as adoption, domestic partnerships, and parental responsibility and child protection matters. In some cases, family lawyers may be of assistance even before couples marry or cohabit. Prenuptial agreements and marriage contracts are becoming more and more common, particularly among couples who have been married before and already have children and assets to protect or bring with them certain debts. In other cases, families may have already been through a separation or divorce, but may encounter a need to change an existing separation agreement or court order so as to accommodate a change in the family’s situation (such as a need to revise child custody or access arrangements; a child going to university or ceasing to be dependent; or changes in a parent’s job or income).

If you are facing any of these issues, you don’t have to do it alone; a family lawyer can help. You should consult an experienced family lawyer early in the process whenever possible. When it comes to legal matters concerning your family, a lawyer can help you avoid unforeseen pitfalls and complications and work to ensure that they are resolved as efficiently and effectively as possible.

Beyond offering legal expertise and representation in court, family lawyers may also be able to look for innovative ways to approach your family’s issues. Family lawyer Charles Morrison has training and experience in Collaborative Family Law; he helps clients throughout the Kitchener – Waterloo area explore alternative dispute resolution methods that may allow separated couples to reach a mutually acceptable solution without the need for contentious litigation. Instead of leaving your family’s sensitive issues up to a judge, you may be able to find a faster, less expensive solution that is better-suited to your family’s needs.

Charles Morrison and his colleagues at Morrison Reist recognize that every family’s situation is unique. They listen to their clients and look for practical solutions. They will ensure that you understand your legal rights, obligations, and options, so that you can make informed decisions. They will be your allies every step of the way.

Morrison Reist Law Firm: Expertise and Dedication

The Morrison Reist Law Firm 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.