Divorce & Family Law

Upon a separation, spouses are often faced with a dizzying array of questions:  What should be done with respect to the living arrangements, custody, and guardianship of the children?  Is child support or spousal support payable by one spouse to the other?  If support is payable, how much is payable and for how long?  How are assets and debts to be divided?  Can these issues be resolved without going to court?  How do I get a divorce?  Finding the answers to these questions without a lawyer can seem like an impossible task and can make one of life’s most stressful situations even more difficult. The lawyers at Taylor, Tait, Ruley & Company are extremely knowledgeable and experienced when it comes to this area of the law.  We can guide you through your separation / divorce, and will fight to protect your legal rights, from beginning (separation) to end (trial).  Some of the Divorce and Family Law matters we routinely help clients with include:
  • Separation Agreements
  • Marriage/Cohabitation Agreements
  • Divorce (contested, uncontested and joint)
  • Adoption
  • Child custody/guardianship/access/parenting time disputes
  • Parental Alienation
  • Family Violence and Protection Order/Conduct Order applications
  • Child Support and Spousal Support applications
  • Division of Family Property and Family Debts, including corporate, trust and partnership interests
  • Pension Division
  • Enforcement of Orders
  • Variation of Orders
While our lawyers are always prepared to go to trial to fight for clients’ rights, we recognize that negotiating a fair resolution as early on as possible often makes the most sense from a financial perspective given the high costs associated with going to court.  Where appropriate, we can help you resolve a family law dispute through informal settlement meetings, at Mediation, at Arbitration, or at a Judicial Case Conference or Judicial Settlement Conference. If you need help with a Divorce or Family Law issue, please do not hesitate to contact our office to arrange a consultation with one of our lawyers.