Families are complicated! With different relationship dynamics, sometimes it can get difficult to tackle certain issues. Especially when the familial issues concern marriage, parenting rights, child custody, and such. These situations can get worse too and quickly. A word said here, and a word said there can result in a sticky familial situation. Sometimes they can worsen so much that you need to go to court for solving the issues legally. And that’s why having family law lawyers Barrie by your side can be advantageous. Here are a few familial situations where a family lawyer can assist you.[Read more…]
Navigating through a divorce can be a complicated and difficult time. And when you have children, the whole process becomes a bit tougher to handle. Even if your divorce is finalized, one big question that keeps looming over your head is who will get the custody of your children? Maybe you and your partner both want to have custody of your children? With a divorce that may not be possible! You must legally decide who gets custody of the children. And that’s where having professional child custody lawyers Barrie by your side can be helpful.[Read more…]
Going through a divorce can be an emotionally and financially draining time for anybody. And on top of that, you have to tackle the legal proceedings of your divorce. Now, you might think that you can work together with your partner for resolving any legal issues but let us tell you that sometimes it is not the right decision. And that’s where having the best divorce lawyer in Barrie by your side can prove to be beneficial for you. If you are skeptical about whether you should have a divorce lawyer by your side, here are a few reasons that will convince you.[Read more…]
By: ANNA DANAJ
Consider the following typical scenario in today’s real estate market: A young husband and wife wishes to purchase their first home and quickly find a great mortgage with an attractive interest rate. Unfortunately, the young couple does not have enough income to purchase the home on their own. The mortgage broker advised adding the husband’s uncle as a Guarantor on the mortgage. A Guarantor is an individual who pledges their own assets to a lender in case the borrower’s defaults on their mortgage.
It is not uncommon in our globalized society to know of someone who spends the majority of their time working or traveling outside of the country. Although this type of lifestyle may seem adventurous and sometimes envy-inducing it can pose some issues when it comes to matters involving real estate and property. [Read more…]
When a couple decides to separate, there are many logistical issues to resolve. One of these is how to fairly divide the “stuff” that they have accumulated during the course of their relationship.
The starting point in these negotiations is to look at what each party brought into the relationship when cohabitation began. This is more easily done in short term relationships. For parties who have been together for a long time, most of the furniture, vehicles, etc. that they brought into the relationship have been replaced over the years. [Read more…]
In today’s day and age where people post daily pictures of their breakfast to Instagram, tweet their every waking moment, and air their grievances on Facebook, the danger of all this accessibility to private information as it relates to separation/divorce is often overlooked. All of those posts are potential pieces of evidence and one should exercise extreme caution and restraint when using social media in the wake of a separation. [Read more…]
A construction lien is a claim against a property made by a contractor or other individual/company who has supplied labour or materials for construction work being performed on that property. Construction liens are designed to protect a contractor/supplier’s unpaid account by essentially attaching that unpaid account to the subject property’s title. [Read more…]
For some, Christmas is not the happy, joyous season it once was. It can be a time of stress and sadness, particularly for those who have separated from their spouse. In his article entitled “Handling Holidays After Divorce“, Brian Galbraith, a seasoned family lawyer, provides some practical advice on surviving the holiday season as a divorced parent.
We at Owen & Associates Law wish you and your family peace, health, and love this holiday season.
Brett Degoldi is a family lawyer in Barrie who has taken a revolutionary new approach to family law: early, neutral, joint consultations. He meets with both parties to provide them with advice regarding the process of reaching a mutually acceptable Separation Agreement. He can also provide referrals to family law lawyers who can assist each party in negotiating an agreement. As both parties hear the same information at the same time, things to do not get lost in translation and both are equally empowered. The goal is to assist separating couples to make smart pathway choices to stay out of court.