South Point Law Centre has knowledgeable and experienced lawyers who can assist you with all issues concerning family law including agreements, separation, divorce, division of property, support, child custody, guardianship and access.
We take the time to listen to your concerns and offer competent advice to help you.
You can telephone to arrange an appointment with one of our lawyers for a small fee. With the advice that you receive, you are then in a better position to make a decision about what to do next.

Prenuptial Agreements & Marriage Agreements

Prior to becoming married or entering into a common law relationship, parties may want to consider whether to enter into an agreement. Such agreements typically govern the parties’ financial affairs in the event that the relationship breaks down. Such agreements may also specify how certain matters will be dealt with during a relationship.Read More..

Separation

Separation can be as simple as one party announcing to their partner that that the relationship is over. It may mean that one party moves out, but in certain circumstances the parties may continue to reside together until all matters between them are resolved. Read More..

Separation agreements

When parties separate, one way to resolve matters at issue is to negotiate a separation agreement. Such agreements can resolve issues such as property division, child custody, guardianship and access, spousal support and child support.Read More..

Divorce

Divorce in Canada may be obtained on one of 3 grounds: (1) separation for not less than one year (2) adultery or (3) cruelty. Obtaining a Divorce requires an application to Court for an Order for Divorce.Read More..

Custody, Guardianship & Access

If separating parties have children, arrangements will need to be made concerning the custody and guardianship of the children. Essentially this means who will be assuming the day to day care of the children and who will be making decisions concerning the children. Read More..

Spousal Support

When parties separate, the issue of spousal support may arise due to disparity in incomes, health issues, foregone opportunities in raising a family or other reasons. While there may be a dependency of one party, there is also a need to be financially independent and self-sufficient. Read More..

Child support

The obligation to support a child after separation falls on both parents. Sometimes, as well, there is an obligation which falls upon a step-parent.
The Child Support Guidelines provide the basis for support. How much is payable will depend upon the income of the payor and the parenting arrangements that are in place. Child support may be payable for an adult child in some cases. Read More..

Division of Property & Allocation of Debts

When parties separate, there are often issues regarding division of property. Property can include not only a house or a car but also monies in accounts, investments, R.R.S.P.’s and pensions. Further there may be questions regarding interests in a business, jewellery, hobbies, insurances, memberships and other assets. Read More..

Common law relationships

Special laws are applicable to common law relationships. How property is divided when common law couples separate is not the same as for married couples. There may also be obligations that arise in terms of support for the other party or for a child. Importantly, there are time limitations that apply to any application for such support.Read More..

Variation of Orders & Agreements

As time goes by, circumstances can vary. People can move. Incomes can change. Children get older. What may have been appropriate at one time for support payments or for custody, guardianship or access arrangements may not be appropriate any more. Read More..

Family Law Mediation

An alternative to litigation is mediation. Mediation involves finding a solution in a non-confrontational environment involving both parties and their mediator. The mediator is a neutral party who is there to assist the parties to come to an agreement. The mediator does not represent either party. Read More..