Stanley Family Law: Divorce & Separation Lawyer Assisting Clients With Resolving Matrimonial Legal Issues in Brampton, Peel Region & Area
Learn about your spousal support obligation
Spousal support issues often arise when separating from your partner as it is often the case that one of the spouses was dependent upon the other during the course of the relationship for reasons that may pertain either to raising the parties children or performing the majority of the parties household tasks while at home. As such, a need may have been established in which the spouse responsible for the aforesaid tasks may have a demonstrated need for financial support from the other. On the other hand, it may be that both parties have maintained a standard lifestyle throughout the course of their relationship despite having disproportionate incomes. If this is the case it may be that the spouse with the lesser income wants to maintain the same lifestyle that he or she had become used to during the relationship. A claim for spousal support may therefore be necessary to ensure that each spouse continues to maintain that particular lifestyle.
Custody & Access
tailored to perfection
Stanley Family Law has extensive experience drafting and implementing parenting plans for parents who are separating and have children together. Parenting plans are an essential component of a successful separation as the children of the relationship must have consistency and stability in their lives. Parenting plans therefore outline where the children will be residing for the majority of their time following their parents separation and how often they will change their residence to that of the other parent. Parenting plans also stipulate holiday access schedules so that each parent knows well in advance how to plan for their long weekends and special holidays. Furthermore, each parent's final decision making authority is often incorporated into the agreement to provide for which parent is responsible for making decisions pertaining to the children's health, education and religion as well as dispute resolution clauses in the event the parties cannot agree.
Child Support Issues
Child support as a legislated obligation
Child support is often a hot topic when parties separate and there are children of the relationship. The reason for this is because although child support obligations are generally determined as according to the Child Support Guidelines other factors are taken into consideration including with which parent the child resides for the majority of the time as well as whether there is a shared parenting regime in place. Shared parenting often occurs when the parties children reside with each parent relatively equally. In such cases it may be that the guideline amount of child support payable is inapplicable and in the alternative is based upon a set off amount. It is therefore recommended that each parent obtains legal advice from a family law professional so that both parents can learn about their respective rights prior to entering into a child support agreement. If you would like to learn more about child support just click the link below and continue reading.
Family Law Professionals Servicing Brampton & Area
Brampton Divorce Lawyer Specializing in Separation, Family Law & Family Related Legal Issues
Stanley Family Law is a family law firm that specializes in family related legal issues including divorce, child custody and access, child support, spousal support, property division, and the drafting of contracts including separation agreements, marriage contracts, and cohabitation agreements. Although we are located in Brampton we assist clients throughout the Peel Region, the Greater Toronto Area, and York Region. If you have any questions or concerns pertaining to family legal issues then please do not hesitate to contact us and set up a free initial consultation with one of our experienced lawyers. Our lawyers are trained to identify family related legal issues and can provide you with some direction in terms of how the law applies to your fact specific circumstances. To learn more about us or about the services that we offer just click the link below or send us an email on our contact page and we will get back to you immediately.