Calgary divorce lawyers and those throughout Alberta face specific challenges. The breakdown of a marriage is a very difficult time. It is filled with a roller coaster of emotions, new challenges, and obligations you likely never previously considered. While Calgary divorce lawyers are hired to deal with the legal issues surrounding divorce, they often also have to address emotional and personal issues with respect to moving forward with your life. If you are not married but are undergoing a common law separation, please click here to learn more. The divorce lawyers at Kahane Law Office in Calgary, Alberta are sensitive to not only the legal aspects to divorce, but the emotional and financial aspects too. Call today for help: 403-225-8810
Why Kahane Law as Divorce Lawyers
As a firm we pride ourselves on exceptional service. That is easy to say and more difficult to prove. In 2013 we were recognized, as divorce lawyers, by the Top Choice Awards as the Top Family Law Firm of 2013 in Calgary. This means that if your personal situation is a contested divorce with disputed claims, uncontested divorce (desk divorce) or a joint divorce, we can help.
Types of Relationships Divorce Lawyers Deal With
The Divorce lawyers at Kahane Law Office assist with a variety of divorces. We can act for you during your divorce if you are in a traditional or a same-sex marriage. In both cases, there are legal issues to deal with regarding the division of your life together.
Legal Issues Divorce Lawyers Deal With
Divorce forces you to confront many issues. Our divorce lawyers can help you with each of them. While this is not an exhaustive list, the issues we deal with include:
Division of your matrimonial property during divorce
Divorcing couples must separate the property acquired during the relationship. This process differs for married couples versus common law couples. We help you understand you rights with respect to matrimonial property during divorce.
Division of debt during divorce
Divorce lawyers in Calgary help you to separate your things during divorce. They also help you to determine who has to assume the debts that were incurred during your marriage.
Spousal support after divorce
A person may be entitled to spousal support when divorcing. Many factors are considered in determining entitlement to Spousal Support, and how much is to be paid and for how long. Learn more about spouse support here.
Child Support during separation and divorce
Children of divorcing couples have a right to child support. Divorce lawyers can help parents understand how much child support should be paid, and by which party.
Divorce lawyers helping decide custody/parenting matters
Divorcing couples must decide where the children of the marriage will live following divorce. This is referred to as child custody and access. The will also have to decide who has access to the children when and who makes medical and educational decisions for your children. Divorce lawyers help you understand your rights, your children’s rights and how to best approach these negotiations.
Divorce Lawyers Understand the Difficulty of Divorce
Unfortunately, life doesn’t take a time out when divorce occurs. You are often expected to perform the same obligations with the same proficiency. On top of this are new obligations and circumstances to deal with. Our divorce lawyers at Kahane Law Office understand the complexities of marriage breakdown. They also are familiar with the entitlements and obligations which arise from separation and divorce. Learn why separation agreements are important here.
The Process Divorce Lawyers Help With
The divorce lawyers at Kahane Law Office can assist you with the divorce process. With everything going on, know that we are happy to explain as much as you need to feel comfortable with the process. The process often starts by filing for divorce, or responding to a spouse’s claim for divorce. Divorce lawyers can also assist with things such as:
- Putting a separation agreement in place (including for mortgage qualifications)
- Dividing matrimonial assets.
- Addressing claims for spousal support and/or child support.
- Properly dealing with custody and parenting matters in the best interests of your children.
Where to File For Divorce
While divorces are dealt with on a provincial level, with any divorce in Canada, lawyers have to send for a federal certificate. This is a federal office that makes sure that a divorce action is not started in more than one province at the same time. It also prevents forum shopping. Each province will have its own requirements to determine if you are eligible to file for divorce in that province.
Uncontested Divorces (Desk Divorces)
If you want to get divorced and have no issues that are being disputed you may apply for a uncontested divorce. As there are no outstanding issues, there will not be any court appearances. The application to the courts will be signed off on by the judge just in their office. This is why these divorces are called desk divorces as they are signed off at the judge’s desk. Uncontested divorces save you time, emotional headaches and money. Learn more about uncontested divorces here.
Getting the Help you Need form a Divorce Lawyer
Consulting an experienced divorce lawyer when your relationship has broken down will help you understand the process and what to expect. The divorce lawyers at Kahane Law Office understand the complexities of family law in Alberta. We offer exceptional value. Our family law team can help whether you are a married, common law, or non-traditional couple. Let us help you understand your rights, and work toward a solution if your relationship has broken down.
To schedule a consultation with a member of our divorce law team to discuss your entitlements and obligations in a divorce, please contact our experienced team at Kahane Law Office. You can reach us in Calgary, Alberta at 403-225-8810 or toll-free at 1-877-225-8817, or email us directly here.