Divorce Lawyers Serving Windsor, Essex County and the Surrounding Area
Helping Clients With Divorce Issues in Ontario
For some individuals, divorce is a legal process that gives them the right to remarry. For others, divorce provides emotional satisfaction and a sense of closure.
Whether you need a fresh start and a sense of freedom or are looking to remarry, we can help guide you through the divorce process. At Howie Johnson Barristers & Solicitors, we have more than 25 years of legal experience handling divorces. From our office in Windsor, we can answer your questions and provide you with the advice you need to make informed decisions regarding your divorce.
Filing for Divorce in Ontario
To obtain a divorce in Ontario, divorcing spouses must meet certain legal criteria. Your spouse cannot simply give you a divorce. Instead, you and your spouse have to qualify. To qualify, you have to establish that there has been a breakdown in your relationship. You establish this by showing that you and your spouse have been separated for at least one year. There are also residency requirements. For example, at least one party has to reside in Ontario for one year prior to the commencement of the divorce. Finally, there are certain legal criteria that have to be met so the judge can conclude that reasonable arrangements have been made for the children.
We can help you understand the criteria that must be met to qualify for a divorce, and assist you with all types of divorce issues, including:
Our founding lawyer, Jason P. Howie, is certified by the Law Society of Ontario as a Specialist in Family Law. Together with his partner Amy Johnson, and their experienced legal team, the firm provides personalized attention and support to clients with divorce and family law concerns.
Contact Us About Your Family Law Issues
To speak with an experienced Windsor lawyer about divorce or other family-related issues, call 519.973.1500 or contact us online. Many of our clients are referred to us by former and current clients, as well as by lawyers, accountants and other professionals.