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At Rayson Legal, you are our number one priority. We work for you, not the courts or your family. Family law is not an easy branch of law, but at Rayson Legal, we put our entire effort into getting you an outcome you can feel comfortable with. Are you looking for a family lawyer in Richmond Hill? Contact us today if you have questions or are ready to set up an appointment.
It's just good sense to work with a lawyer when it comes to any legal matter. It's especially true when it comes to family law. There are so many facets and other lawyers to deal with that without a lawyer, you may feel lost. Whether you know the system already and you just want advice or it's your first time through, Rayson Legal is available to help.
Having someone on your side during a divorce is extremely beneficial to your emotional wellbeing. You may experience depression and loneliness that you haven't before, and our experienced family lawyers are here to help you through a tumultuous time.
Courts tend to favour people who take their cases seriously. Therefore, one great idea is to hire a family lawyer to have on your team. You're more likely to get what you want when you have an experienced legal team.
You have rights when it comes to child custody and your belongings. You may want to be protected as well. A family lawyer can help you get the most desirable outcome, tell you when to compromise, and help you fight for your rights.
Being separated from your former spouse and your child causes much stress. Being bombarded with all sorts of paperwork and court dates is also overwhelming. A family lawyer from Rayson Legal can help take some of the work off your hands and help you understand what you need to do.
Contact us today via phone at (416) 630-5600 to learn more about our services.
Custody/Decision Making/Parenting Time...
...in its most basic form, custody is the decision making power over the child.
... is the ability to spend time with the child but it does not give any legal decision making power.
A custodial parent has parenting through their custody but a non-custodial parent must have an access/parenting order or access/parenting agreement.
Voice of the Child...
What is the 'voice of the child? The child's voice is about children sharing their views and preferences. In some cases, it is about children talking about their worries, concerns, perceptions and experiences about their family situation. It is not about children making the decision about parenting arrangements or choosing between two parents.
What is Spousal Support?
is money paid by one spouse to the other after they separate or divorce. It is sometimes called alimony or maintenance. Many factors may affect whether a married or common-law spouse is entitled to spousal support and how much support they should receive.
What is Child Support?
Child support is an ongoing, monthly payment made by a parent for the financial support and benefit of a child(ren) following the end of a marriage or other relationship.
What are Section 7 Expenses?
Often referred to as S7 Expenses, these are generally special or extraordinary expenses such as childcare or private school. S7 Expenses are not included in the basic monthly amounts of child support.
An equalization payment equals the division of assets and debts that both parties take in a divorce regarding their division of community property assets and debts. When a marriage ends, the equal contribution of each person to the marriage is recognized. The law provides that the value of any kind of property that was acquired by a spouse during the marriage and still exists at separation must be divided equally between the spouses .
Equalization is a payment from one spouse to the other at the end of a marriage. This equalization payment only applies to married spouses, not to common law spouses .
Mediation is a voluntary way of resolving disputes where a trained mediator helps parties of relatively equal bargaining positions to resolve disputes about family issues. Mediation can be either open or closed.
What is Closed Mediation?
Closed Mediation means this process is confidential between the parties only. It also means any discussions cannot be used as evidence against either party, with very few exceptions (for example, where concerns arise over the welfare of a child).
Further, the mediator will not report to the court on the progress of the mediation or provide an opinion on the issues that have been discussed.
What is Open Mediation?
Open Mediation means this process is not confidential . With open mediation, the agreement to mediate or mediation contract may also authorize the mediator to prepare a report once the mediation finishes.
Our senior lawyer and Paralegal are also highly trained and successful mediators and Voice of the Child Reporters.
Collaborative Family Law includes working with third parties such as Child Psychologists, Financial Planners and other third parties. For couples who are amicable and willing to work collaboratively, we are able to assist with the following:
What is a Separation Agreement?
A Separation Agreement is a contract between two people who used to live together and are now living separate and apart. This agreement explains each parties' rights and obligations upon separation, including:
What is a Marriage Contract?
A marriage contract is a domestic contract which sets out how both parties will deal with their issues while together or at the end of their relationship.
What is a Cohabitation Agreement?
A form of legal agreement between a couple who have decided to live together. Such couple may be viewed as married when applying for a mortgage or in the case of child support, upon separation.
Not only is this an emotionally difficult time, but often-times it can be financially devastating.
At Rayson Legal we pride ourselves in mitigating costs.
We have systems in place to ensure your costs are minimized. Our Lawyers' hourly rates are prorated. Our Law Clerks assist with processing while our Legal Assistants are responsible for administrative tasks.
Contract , Agreement, Mediation & Small Claims Costs
Flat fee applicable without any additional hidden costs or fees.
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