Experience & Understanding
If you are embarking upon separation, you probably have many questions: How should I tell my spouse I want to separate? How will this impact my children? What will happen to our home? At Jason P. Howie, Professional Corporation, we will answer your questions and provide you with legal recommendations based on more than 25 years of family law experience.
When dealing with separation, no one wants to go to court. Our lawyers understand this and will help you explore all available options to avoid litigation. We will talk you through the steps of a separation agreement, addressing all related legal issues, including child custody and access, spousal support, property division and any other matters specific to your unique circumstances.
If, by using our best negotiation efforts in good faith, you and your spouse are unable to come to an agreement, it may be necessary to have a third party make a decision for you in court. Another instance where litigation may be appropriate is if your spouse creates an emergency situation. For example, if he or she is draining your bank accounts, it may be time to consider going to court.
In Ontario, divorce can follow a separation based on the spouses living separate and apart for one year. A separation agreement is a legal agreement that outlines responsibilities of the parties during the separation. It is important to have an experienced lawyer by your side while crafting a separation agreement. At Jason P. Howie, Professional Corporation, we will make sure your interests are protected during:
Following a separation, you will need a divorce to legally end your marriage. Often, the terms of your separation agreement will become the terms of your divorce settlement. This is why it is so important to speak with a knowledgeable lawyer from the very start of your separation and divorce proceedings.
To discuss your legal needs with a Windsor separation lawyer, call 519-973-1500 or contact us online. We serve clients in Windsor, Essex County and throughout the region.
Jason P. Howie, Professional Corporation
420 Devonshire Road
Windsor, ON N8Y 4T6
Serves clients in Windsor, Leamington, Tecumseh, Essex, Chatham-Kent, and throughout South Western Ontario.