Divorce and Separation 

  •  Separation Agreement

  • Uncontested Divorce/ Joint Divorce

  • Contested Divorce

  •  Spousal Support

Toronto Divorce Lawyer 

 

At Brar Law Firm we understand the difficulty of going through a divorce or separation, and the effect if may have on the parties involved. There are various factors to be considered when proceeding with a divorce. It is our priority to ensure that you make the appropriate and reasonable decisions with respect to your finances, spousal support, child support, property, and any other relevant matters.

 

Three grounds for divorce:

 

  1. One year of separation (most common);

  2. Adultery; and

  3. Physical and mental cruelty

 

Separation Agreement 

 

During a separation, it is recommended that couples should create a separation agreement outlining the entitlements of each individual with respect to the following:

  • Issues regarding children (custody, access, and child support);

  • Property, including possession of the marital home and division of property;

  • Spousal support; as well as

  • Any additional items that the separating couple would like incorporated in the agreement. 


 

Uncontested Divorce / Joint Divorce 

 

An uncontested divorce, also known as joint divorce, is the ideal type of divorce, as the divorcing couple agrees on all or majority of terms. The process of a contested divorce is faster and significantly less expensive as there are no issues in dispute that need to be heard by the court. 

 

Contested Divorce 

A divorce is considered contested is the divorcing couple is unable to come to a mutual agreement with material terms. It is important to understand that the procedure of a contested divorce is more complicated, costly and timely than an uncontested divorce, as the issues in dispute must be brought to the court to be heard in front of a judge. 

Using the services of a skilled lawyer at Brar Law Firm will help to reinforce the assurance that all efforts are being made to bring the best possible outcome. 

 

Spousal Support

 

The law views spousal relationships as financial partnerships. When the partnership breaks, the person with greater annual income or assets may have to pay support to the lesser earning spouse. 

To decide how much spousal support and duration that it should be paid, the law states that the court must consider a number of factors, including, but not limited to: how much the person asking for support needs to meet his or her needs, and how much the other person can afford to pay. Multiple factors may affect whether a married or common-law spouse is entitled to spousal support and how much support they should receive.