Chechui v Nieman is a recent decision from the Ontario Court of Appeal which deals with the often contentious matter of whether certain transfers constitute a gift or a resulting trust. Ian and Victoria were in a common law relationship for approximately three and a half years. In 2010, Ian’s mother, Dianne, purchased a house on…> Read More
Dedicated Family Law Lawyers serving Toronto and the Surrounding Area
Clients most often seek out the services of a family law professional at the beginning or the end of a relationship. The family law group at Mills & Mills LLP is highly skilled in all aspects of family law, from the creation of cohabitation or marriage agreements, to providing advice and advocacy during a separation and divorce.
Our lawyers are particularly adept at simplifying complicated financial and business structures, whether planning for the protection of complex assets in a marriage agreement or extricating parties from a joint business venture as part of a divorce.
Family Law Contracts and Agreements
Our family lawyers are skilled at reviewing, negotiating and drafting marriage contracts and cohabitation agreements. While some may feel uncomfortable with the idea of setting out an agreement at the beginning of a relationship, it may be important for the protection of both parties, whether the assets and other considerations involved are relatively straightforward or highly complex. Should the relationship come to an end, these matters can become contentious, and taking the time to plan at the outset can save untold cost, stress and time later on.
Divorce and Separation Considerations
The breakdown of a relationship is difficult for all parties. This is compounded when factoring in the numerous decisions that lay ahead with respect to the division of assets, support, matrimonial home considerations and child custody and access issues. Our lawyers use their considerable expertise to guide and advise clients through these decisions with compassion and professionalism.
Our lawyers work with clients on a comprehensive plan for their separation and divorce, negotiating all relevant factors with the other party in an effort to eliminate the need to engage in costly and time-consuming litigation.
Our family lawyers advise and advocate for their clients on multiple issues, including:
- Separation agreements
- Spousal support
- Matrimonial home considerations
- Custody and access
- Child support and section 7 expenses
- Equalization payments
Disclosure of Assets and Hidden Assets
The disclosure of assets is an important factor in nearly all family law matters. Failure to disclose finances and assets can lead undesirable and costly consequences being imposed by the court. In situations where the other party appears less than forthright with respect to their own disclosure, our lawyers can do everything possible to uncover hidden assets, and may engage the assistance of experts where necessary. Disclosure of assets may be a relatively straightforward process, or it can be complicated by the existence of trust arrangements, business holdings and more. Our lawyers are experienced in navigating these situations, and will work with our clients each step of the way, no matter how simple or complex his or her particular circumstances are.
Real Estate, Business and Estate Considerations during Divorce
Our family law lawyers have the benefit of their colleagues’ experience in related areas of law, and as such can advise their family clients on matters related to divorce, such as the rearrangement of complex business holdings, variations to estate plans, and assorted real estate transactions.
The lawyers at Mills & Mills LLP work to find solutions that work for their clients and their clients’ families. We always prefer to minimize costs and preserve family relationships by resolving matters through negotiation or mediation, but if court is unavoidable we will vigorously defend our clients’ interests through litigation.
Contact the Family Lawyers at Mills & Mills LLP
For more information on the services provided by our experienced family law lawyers, please contact Mills & Mills LLP at 416-863-0125 or send us an email.