The decision to pursue a divorce or separation, is extremely difficult and will impact the future of both yourself and your partner, as well as your children. During the important weeks and months following a separation, it is vital to have an ally in your corner, that will inform you of your legal rights and safeguard your best interests. Working with KMS Legal will ease your stress and provide you with a game plan to move forward both efficiently and in a positive direction. The experienced legal team KMS Legal will provide you with the resources you need for a strategic and knowledgeable approach in your cause.
Our Family Lawyers provide exceptional support and will communicate with you to answer any questions that you may have. We work hard to ensure that we are a good fit to represent you in your case, and we endeavor to provide timely communication and assistance to guide you in reaching a beneficial decision.
The family lawyers at KMS have extensive experience dealing with:
Domestic Contracts, including Cohabitation Agreements, Marriage Contracts, and Separation Agreements
Litigation, from varying Court Orders to fresh Court Applications, negotiations, and Collaborative Family Law
Child and Spousal Support
Custody and Access
Property Division Issues
Uncontested Divorce Applications, both domestic and abroad
Divorces and negotiating with other Family Lawyers in both Yorkville, Newmarket and the GTA
The Separation Process
When it comes to divorce, separation, child custody, and other related concerns, our family lawyers in Yorkville and Newmarket can help. The family lawyers at KMS Legal have extensive knowledge of family law, offering suggestions and options that you may not even be aware of and helping you reach a solution that benefits all parties.
Emotions can run high during a family law case, especially in the midst of divorce and/or separation. Turning to family law firms in Yorkville, Newmarket and the surrounding area means you can work with a lawyer who brings an objective point of view to the situation. Our clearheaded approach acts as a buffer between you and the other party, preventing rash decision-making.
If you have done your own research, you can see that the paperwork involved with legal proceedings can be a challenge by itself. At KMS Legal, our lawyers know which forms to fill out and what kind of information you will need to collect to address your legal needs. Omitting information, whether accidental or not, can hurt your case and cost you substantial funds. Filling out paperwork haphazardly or using the wrong tone on legal forms can work against you as well. Hiring the lawyers in Newmarket, Toronto or beyond means your paperwork is filled out properly with the right persuasive tone is addressed to help your argument. Start off on the right footing with the tools you need to protect what matters most to you.
Unlike other big law firms, at KMS Legal, we will provide you with cost-effective options that will save you both time and money. We always provide settlement options, options to have you self-represent yourself and let us do the legal drafting, and even will provide you with alternative dispute resolution solutions so that you can avoid the court process altogether, if this is a possibility.
The Collaborative Family Law Option:
At KMS Legal, Collaborative Law is an option for you. Collaborative Law is a special type of negotiation which follows guidelines that parties enter into in order to avoid the costly court process. The idea is to provide parties' with a less combative separative process, encouraging open and honest communication and a more holistic divorce.
Parties will work with KMS collaborative family lawyers and sign an Agreement from the outset of separation, wherein both parties' promise to make full financial disclosure, co-operate fully with one another, and use all means at their disposal to settle the case respectfully and in the best interests of all family members. In this Agreement, the parties will also agree to avoid going to Court at all costs.
If one party unilaterally commences a Court case, contrary to the Participation Agreement, KMS lawyers will be removed from the case and the parties will hire new legal representation. This rule creates an incentive for parties to settle their issues using the jointly retained KMS lawyer, as most people would think twice about going to Court after having invested so much time and energy in settling the case and trying to maintain a respectful relationship with their former spouse.
In Collaborative Family Law, negotiations generally occur during a series of four-way meetings. In accordance with the Participation Agreement, both parties must make full financial disclosure and conduct themselves respectfully towards one another. The emphasis is on creating an outcome which is fair to all members of the family, rather than a “win/lose” outcome, which typically occurs in Litigation.
It is also hoped that through this process, both former spouses can develop a workable, respectful co-parenting relationship so that they can raise their children together as peacefully as possible – something all children deserve. As with negotiated settlements, the end result of Collaborative Family Law is a Separation Agreement and comprehensive parenting plan.