Family Law

Family law issues can often be complex and emotional. No one plans for divorce, or grows up wanting to sign a prenup agreement, or thinking about how to best protect and care for their children.
Family Law Disputes can be Stressful, Hurtful and Expensive
It’s often difficult to separate stress and personal feelings from the practicalities that have to be confronted when faced with some life’s toughest situations. It is particularly difficult paying thousands of dollars just to fight with someone you loved, or worrying about the distribution of all of your property or the custody of children and even pets.

The truth is that many happy couples come together only to part ways less joyfully at some later date. Arguments can erupt over which asset is whose, who should get what, when and whether that has to be sold to split the value. The experienced family law lawyers at HHL separate emotions from practicalities in order to protect your interests, whether through settlement or litigation.

Our family law expertise includes:

  • Children’s Law
  • Child Support
  • Child Protection
  • Property/Asset Division
  • Mediation – Negotiation – Arbitration
  • Common Law Marriage
  • Grandparents’ Rights
  • Family Law Act
  • Child Custody
  • Hague Convention
  • Divorce
  • Marriage and Cohabitation Contracts (“prenups”)
  • Same-sex divorce
  • Hidden Assets and Marital Fraud
  • Divorce Act
  • Child Relocation
  • Spousal Support
  • Separation
  • Variations
  • Post-Divorce Modifications
  • Domestic Violence and Assault
Our family law lawyers also have access to lawyers in other practice groups to assist with real estate, business or estate issues that arise on separation or divorce.