The legal ending of a marriage or common-law partnership requires that you deal with practical issues of financial security, child custody, and co-parenting at a time when emotions are running high. This is when you need the empathy and objectivity of an experienced family law lawyer. In Winnipeg, the family law lawyers at Harrison Law Office have provided individuals and families the legal guidance and advocacy necessary to create a foundation for a secure future.
Harrison Law Office assists with a variety of family law issues including:
Separation is often confusing as partners (married couples or common-law partners) struggle to redefine their responsibilities when they no longer wish to live with each other. Your family lawyer at Harrison Law Office can help you draw up a separation agreement, clearly delineating how the parties have agreed to deal with issues related to matters including but not limited to child custody, child support, spousal support, family property division (including pension division).
Prenuptial Agreements and Cohabitation Agreements
While many people feel a discussion of prenuptial and cohabitation agreements to be somewhat awkward, having this discussion protects each partner’s rights and assets. It also helps inform you about how the law operates if no such agreement is in place and you separate from your partner (married or common-law). It can also reduce conflict should the relationship end by planning ahead as to how certain issues would be resolved.
Often “divorce” is confused with the need to resolve issues such as child custody, child support, spousal support, and division of property. Divorce proceedings can include those issues, but “divorce” itself simply involves dissolution of the marriage by the Court so that the parties are no longer married. Often married parties enter into a Separation Agreement to resolve issues, and then once those issues are resolved they proceed to obtaining an uncontested divorce (without further argument or battle in the Courts).
John Harrison assists clients with Separation Agreements, Cohabitation and Prenuptial Agreements and uncontested divorces. He no longer deals with matters where the parties intend to, or need to, contest issues in court. John’s associates also handle the matters that he does, but they also assist clients with contested family law matters in the Courts. These matters can be discussed when you contact Harrison law office so that it may be determined what route you intend to take when dealing with matters (and which lawyer might best suit your requirements).
Issues of family law are often complicated by conflict and anxiety about a future full of unknowns. While no one can make these issues painless, your lawyer at Harrison Law Office can help you find a practical way forward. Call us today for a consultation. If you feel that it is likely that you will need to involve court process to deal with your family law issue, please contact Lesley Heinrichs or Les Heinrichs.