McDonald Law Office has a wealth of experience and expertise in advising and representing clients in the often sensitive area of family law. For an overview of each of the family law areas in which our firm practices, please click on the links below. For detailed information on your legal rights and how we may assist you with your family law matter, and to arrange your free initial, no-obligation telephone or in-office consultation with McDonald Law Office, please click on the CONTACT US link above. We're here to help.


• DIVORCE & SEPARATION
• CHILD CUSTODY AND ACCESS
• CHILD SUPPORT
• SPOUSAL AND COMMON-LAW SUPPORT
• DIVISION OF MARITAL AND COMMON-LAW PROPERTY AND DEBT
• PROTECTIVE RELIEF
• PRE-NUPTIAL AND COHABITATION AGREEMENTS

DIVORCE & SEPARATION

• contested and uncontested divorce
• resolution of all issues related to breakdown of marriage and common-law relationships through negotiation and/or litigation
• preparation of formal Separation and Spousal Agreements

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CHILD CUSTODY AND ACCESS

• sole and joint custody arrangements
• access and sharing of physical care and control
• child related decision making
• consultation, decision-making and rights to information
• mobility rights
• grandparents' access rights
• mediation referrals
• court ordered assessments
• DNA paternity testing by agreement or court order
• variation of child custody and access orders and agreements

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CHILD SUPPORT

• financial disclosure
• determination of income and support pursuant to the federal and provincial Child Support Guidelines
• child support for shared/split custody arrangements
• apportionment of extraordinary expenses
• undue hardship
• DNA paternity testing by agreement or court order
• variation of child support orders and agreements

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SPOUSAL AND COMMON-LAW SUPPORT

• determining entitlement
• financial disclosure
• advancing and defending against claims for spousal or common-law support
• negotiation of agreements respecting amount and duration of spousal or common-law support
• variation of spousal and common-law support orders and agreements

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DIVISION OF MARITAL AND COMMON-LAW PROPERTY AND DEBT

• resolution of all issues respecting division of marital and common-law property and debt through negotiation and/or litigation
• negotiation and/or litigation respecting occupation and sale of family residence
• division of RRSPs, employment pensions and Canada Pension Plan credits
• preparation of formal Agreements respecting division of marital and common-law property and debt

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PROTECTIVE RELIEF

• advancing and defending against claims for protective relief under The Domestic Violence and Stalking Act
• variation of orders made under The Domestic Violence and Stalking Act

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PRE-NUPTIAL AND COHABITATION AGREEMENTS

• negotiation and preparation of formal Pre-Nuptial and Cohabitation Agreements


For detailed information on your legal rights and how we may assist you with your family law matter, and to arrange your free initial, no-obligation telephone or in-office consultation with McDonald Law Office, please click on the CONTACT US link above.

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