If the separating spouses agree on various legal issues surrounding separation, such as custody, access, support and the division of assets, they need to hire a lawyer to draft a separation agreement. Here is a quick overview of the Separation Agreement steps in Ontario:
First the lawyer will identify the issues based on the client’s instructions. These issues will include custody, decision-making for the children, visitation schedule, child and spousal support, property division, equalization and more.Next the lawyer will assist the client to gather his/her financial information, including disclosure of income, assets and liabilities. The lawyers will exchange financial information on behalf of the spouses.Negotiations between the lawyers will take place.An agreement will be drafted.The lawyer will explain the agreement to the client, provide independent legal advice and make amendments if necessary.Both spouses sign the agreement with their lawyers and it is considered a legal and binding document.
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At Davies Law Firm we help you explore your best options so you can make informed decisions.We can engage other professionals, such as family counsellors, financial advisors, child protection workers and forensic accountants.Our family lawyers work to minimize conflict and promote agreement and negotiation.At Davies Law Firm we do NOT accept legal aid certificates.Our lawyers are available 24/7, call 613-220-6008 after hours and on weekends.