CARNEVALE
LAW OFFICE
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FAMILY LAW, SEPARATION AND DIVORCE

Getting Started …. Normally, after attending with you and you retain our firm, we will write to your spouse or your spouse's lawyer, stating that you would like to negotiate an amicable separation agreement. It is necessary to exchange financial information between you and your spouse to ensure that both parties and the lawyers are aware of the other's finances. A separation agreement would then be negotiated.


Separation Agreement …. A separation agreement is a contract between the spouses that sets out each party's rights with regard to custody of and access to the children, division of property, child and spousal support.  This agreement will be relied on for years and is an important document, so it is important that it be properly drafted.

Court proceeding …. If you and your spouse are able to agree on a separation agreement, then there is no need to go to court. You only need to go to court if there are issues that cannot be resolved any other way.

Starting Court proceedings … . To start a divorce you prepare and issue an Application with the court. The Application is then served on your spouse. The Application sets forth, in general terms, your position on issues such as child custody, access, child support and spousal support, and equalization of assets.

If financial issues are in dispute, you must also prepare, file and serve a Financial Statement on your spouse. The Financial Statement outlines your income and expenses, assets and liabilities.

With the help of our office, you will gather the information necessary to include in these legal documents.  We will prepare these documents for you and ensure that you make all the claims to which you are entitled.  We arrange to have the documents filed with the court and served on your spouse.

An Application was served on me…. You must act quickly! You have only 30 days in which to act. During this time, you must prepare an "Answer," serve the Answer on your spouse and file the Answer with the court. An Answer is a document responding to the claims in the Application, and making claims of your own. As well, if financial issues are in dispute, you must also prepare, serve and file a Financial Statement.

The amount of information required in these legal documents can be time consuming to put together, so do not procrastinate. If you do not respond in time, a judgment may be entered against you. Once that has happened, you may find that you no longer can spend time with your children or that support payments are garnished from your pay cheque. Once this has happened, it will be very expensive and difficult to change the situation. We will prepare your response to make sure that your rights are protected.
 

FAMILY LAW, SEPARATION AND DIVORCE


Getting Started …. Normally, after attending with you and you retain our firm, we will write to your spouse or your spouse's lawyer, stating that you would like to negotiate an amicable separation agreement. It is necessary to exchange financial information between you and your spouse to ensure that both parties and the lawyers are aware of the other's finances. A separation agreement would then be negotiated.


Separation Agreement …. A separation agreement is a contract between the spouses that sets out each party's rights with regard to custody of and access to the children, division of property, child and spousal support.  This agreement will be relied on for years and is an important document, so it is important that it be properly drafted.

Court proceeding …. If you and your spouse are able to agree on a separation agreement, then there is no need to go to court. You only need to go to court if there are issues that cannot be resolved any other way.


Starting Court proceedings … . To start a divorce you prepare and issue an Application with the court. The Application is then served on your spouse. The Application sets forth, in general terms, your position on issues such as child custody, access, child support and spousal support, and equalization of assets.

If financial issues are in dispute, you must also prepare, file and serve a Financial Statement on your spouse. The Financial Statement outlines your income and expenses, assets and liabilities.

With the help of our office, you will gather the information necessary to include in these legal documents.  We will prepare these documents for you and ensure that you make all the claims to which you are entitled.  We arrange to have the documents filed with the court and served on your spouse.

An Application was served on me…. You must act quickly! You have only 30 days in which to act. During this time, you must prepare an "Answer," serve the Answer on your spouse and file the Answer with the court. An Answer is a document responding to the claims in the Application, and making claims of your own. As well, if financial issues are in dispute, you must also prepare, serve and file a Financial Statement.

The amount of information required in these legal documents can be time consuming to put together, so do not procrastinate. If you do not respond in time, a judgment may be entered against you. Once that has happened, you may find that you no longer can spend time with your children or that support payments are garnished from your pay cheque. Once this has happened, it will be very expensive and difficult to change the situation. We will prepare your response to make sure that your rights are protected.