Family Law

Astute Law Chambers can assist you in the following areas of family law no matter how complex the matter:​​

  • Prenuptial, postnuptial, and cohabitation agreements

  • Separation Agreement (Minutes of Settlement)

  • Divorce proceedings

  • Custody and Parenting

  • Child Support

  • Spousal Support

  • Matrimonial Property Division

  • Variation of existing court orders

  • Breakdown of Common Law Relationships

  • Guardianship and Parenting

  • Child Support

  • Adult Interdependent Partner Support

  • Mobility Application

  • Emergency Protection Order and Restraining Order

  • Grandparent Contact

At Astute Law Chambers the goal is to resolve family issues through negotiation, when appropriate.  You will never be pressured into accepting settlement terms and can expect to receive sound advice about your legal options, pros and cons, and risks associated with taking or not taking any specific action or settlement proposal.

Arbitration and mediation is not appropriate when there’s an imbalance of power in a relationship.  You can expect confidentiality, compassion and reasonable advice if you are leaving or thinking about leaving an abusive relationship.  If you are seeking advice about divorcing an abusive spouse or leaving an abusive partner please contact Astute Law Chambers when it is safe to do so and special arrangements can be made to discuss your circumstances, rights, and options.