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In the realm of family law within the GTA, it's understood that every family's situation is distinct, necessitating a tailored approach to each case. When faced with divorce or legal separation, numerous crucial aspects of your life, including personal property, parental rights, children, and assets, are on the line. Selecting a family lawyer in Ontario who grasps the significance of these matters to you and your family is imperative.

Sutton Law brings extensive expertise in navigating the intricacies of Ontario Law, covering areas such as Divorce, Separation, Custody & Access, Common Law relationships, Adoption, and Child and Spousal Support. Our commitment lies in offering personalized guidance through these complex legal matters, ensuring you understand every phase of the process. Whether you're seeking legal counsel or representation, we're dedicated to addressing your unique needs. Reach out to us today to arrange a consultation.

Family Law Services

Family Law

Divorce

Divorce and Separation are very stressful. Learn how our divorce lawyers in Ontario can help you through this difficult time. 

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Family Law

Separation

Discuss the terms of a separation agreement, and what you may be entitled to upon separation. 

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Family Law

Child Custody, Access and Support

Our Family lawyers can help you figure out the paperwork behind the custody of your children and access to them. 

Father and Child

Family Law

Adoption

All the help you may need while filing all the documents necessary. Start a family. Make a new home for a child. Adopt now. 

Mother and Daughter Love

Family Law

Common Law

What are common law spouses? What are they entitled to? What is the difference between common law and married couples in face of the law?

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Our Complete Range of Family Law Services

At Sutton Law, we pride ourselves on delivering comprehensive family law services across the GTA, designed to navigate the unique challenges and complexities faced by families. Our goal is to protect your interests and ensure your peace of mind. Here's an overview of how we can assist you:

Divorce and Separation

Facing the emotional and legal intricacies of divorce or separation is daunting. We're committed to providing expert support throughout this challenging time.

  • Uncontested Divorce: We simplify the process for amicable separations, ensuring a seamless transition for all parties involved with Simple Divorce or Joint Divorce options.

  • Contested Divorce: Our firm offers strong legal support in contested divorces, tackling issues such as property division and alimony.

  • Separation Agreement: Tailored to your unique situation, we draft thorough separation agreements to protect your assets and parental rights.

  • Spousal Support and Alimony: We strive for fair spousal support and alimony terms, representing both payers and recipients.

  • Property and Asset Division: Our expertise lies in the equitable division of marital property, safeguarding your financial future.

  • Post-Divorce Modifications: Life's constant changes mean your divorce agreement may need adjustments; we're here to assist with these transitions.

Child Custody & Support

The welfare of your children is our top priority.

  • Child Custody Arrangements: We advocate for custody arrangements that prioritize the best interests of your children.

  • Child Support Calculations: Fair and accurate child support calculations are essential, and we ensure they're done correctly.

  • Visitation Rights: We facilitate visitation schedules that support your children's well-being.

  • Parental Relocation Consultation: Relocating can complicate custody agreements; we provide expert legal advice for such situations.

  • Modification of Custody and Support Orders: We help update custody and support orders to reflect life's changing circumstances.

Adoption

The adoption journey is one of hope and family expansion. Sutton Law appreciates the emotional depth and complexity of adoption and is dedicated to supporting you every step of the way.

  • Adoption Legal Services: Our team offers the legal know-how for open, closed, international, or step-parent adoptions, guiding you through the adoption process.

  • Legal Representation for Adoptive Parents: We provide detailed legal representation to prospective adoptive parents, ensuring the adoption complies with all legal standards and serves the child's best interests.

  • Support and Guidance: With a compassionate and personalized approach, we offer support and guidance, helping you navigate your legal options and steps in the adoption process.

Sutton Law is committed to supporting families in the GTA through every phase of family law matters, ensuring a tailored approach that meets your specific needs and circumstances.

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  • When should I consult a family lawyer?
    You should consider consulting a family lawyer if you are contemplating divorce, need to negotiate spousal or child support, are involved in a custody or visitation dispute, are considering adoption, or need legal representation in any family law matter.
  • What does a family lawyer do?
    A family lawyer in Canada specializes in issues involving family relationships, such as divorce, child custody, and adoption, among others. They provide legal advice, represent clients in court, and draft important legal documents related to family law matters.
  • What is the difference between a contested and uncontested divorce?
    An uncontested divorce is where both parties agree on all terms of the divorce, including asset division, child custody, and support. A contested divorce occurs when there are disagreements on one or more of these issues, requiring negotiation or court intervention to resolve.
  • What is an FRO in Ontario?
    In Ontario, a "FRO" is a common term you will see in any family law book or any Ontario family law office, and it stands for Family Responsibility Office. It is an agency responsible for enforcing support payments. As a result, when spousal support or child support orders are filed with the FRO, the FRO becomes responsible for collecting and disbursing the support. The FRO does not deal with issues related to custody, access, or equalization payments. The FRO's role is to collect, distribute, and enforce support orders for children and spouses. If you have an issue regarding spousal or child support, require filling out forms or have a matter regarding the Family Responsibility Office, call us now at 647-492-4929, or book a free 30-minute appointment to discuss how our family lawyers at the Sutton Law office near you can help you with your case.
  • What is an FLA in Ontario?
    An FLA is another common term among family lawyers in Ontario. The legislation passed by the Ontario Legislature in 1990 is known as the Family Law Act. As it stands, it governs the rights of spouses and children in regards to property, support, inheritance, prenuptial agreements, separation agreements, and other family law matters. If you have any problems regarding settling in the division of property, custody of children, need to draft a separation agreement or any other family law matter, call us now at 647-492-4929 or book a free 30-minute appointment to discuss how our family lawyers at the Sutton Law office near you can help you with your case.
  • What are the Family Law Rules in Ontario?
    Family Law Rules is a codex of rules that the family law lawyers and any kind of family law offices across Ontario follow. It states which form you have to fill out and where to send them, as well as the procedures in the Ontario Family Court. If you have any questions regarding which forms you require to fill out or need advice on your matter, please call us now or book a free 30-minute consultation with our office in order to determine how the family lawyers at the Sutton Law office near you can best help you with your matter.
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