For assistance with child custody and spousal support matters, contact family lawyer Catherine A. Haber in Burlington today.
About Child Custody in Ontario
When a marriage or common law relationship with children dissolves, child custody must be determined. Custody is not to be confused with residence—determining which parent has child custody is not deciding where the child will live, but who is responsible for making important decisions on behalf of the child. Sole custody or joint custody are possible outcomes; if the separating partners cannot agree on child custody, it may be necessary to bring the matter to court.
Catherine A. Haber is experienced in matters of child custody and can help you avoid having to take this matter to court. If alternative forms of resolution are not successful, Ms. Haber can effectively represent your interests. She can also represent the interests of a child/children involved in custody debates, through the Office of the Children’s Lawyer in Ontario.
Help with Spousal Support Matters
Sometimes when a married couple divorces or a common law couple separates, one spouse is economically dependent on the other, and in these cases, the question of spousal support entitlement arises. This can be a hotly contested matter, so having an experienced family lawyer like Catherine A. Haber is wise.
Ontario courts consider various factors in making a spousal support determination, including income, length of the relationship, recipient’s needs, the standard of living during the relationship, and the earning history and capacity of the spouse seeking support. As your lawyer, Catherine A. Haber will make sure to carefully prepare your side of the case so that the optimal outcome can be sought.
"I wanted to take this opportunity to say a heartfelt thank you. I cannot believe that a little over a year ago I was in a completely different situation. I am living with much less stress now, and I am very grateful for all that you have done for me. In January 2004, I had just about given up on the legal system. At our first meeting, you took immediate action. You gave me hope that things could change—and they have, drastically. I now have a much better residency arrangement with the kids and no more spousal or child support. I cannot thank you enough."