Why Partner With Our Team of Family Lawyers in Durham Region (Clarington, Oshawa, Whitby, Ajax, Port Perry, Pickering and Uxbridge)

Look no further if you’re searching for dedicated and affordable family law lawyers in Durham Region (Clarington, Oshawa, Whitby, Ajax,  Port Perry, Pickering and Uxbridge). Our mission at Nolan Persaud is to assist our clients through a time in their life that is deeply personal and often emotionally charged and  can be overwhelming due to the complexity of services, prices, and the time it takes to resolve them. 

When an out-of-court settlement is impossible, you can count on us to aggressively advocate your interests as we fight the contested issues. You’re not alone in feeling this way; we’re here to provide a fresh perspective on hiring a lawyer for your family’s needs.

Divorce Lawyers in Durham Region (Clarington, Oshawa, Whitby, Ajax, Port Perry, Pickering and Uxbridge)

Canada has no-fault divorce. You can apply for a divorce if you and your spouse have been separated for one year or more. 

Our experienced family law lawyers in Durham Region (Clarington, Oshawa, Whitby, Ajax, Port Perry, Pickering and Uxbridge) are here to guide you through this challenging process. We understand that separation and divorce can be emotionally draining, and we are committed to protecting your rights and ensuring a smooth transition.

Many of our lawyers are Durham Region Collaborative Practice members and have received collaborative family law training. The goal of the collaborative legal process is to settle issues amicably. Our family lawyers in Durham Region (Clarington, Oshawa, Whitby, Ajax, Port Perry, Pickering and Uxbridge) can assist you in drafting separation agreements that are client-centred, child focused and preserve the interests and unique needs of your family. 

Child and family specialists, and financial professionals can be retained and consulted throughout the process to give the parties the knowledge they need to make informed decisions. The parties pledge to settle all disputes out of court in a written agreement. The parties may proceed with litigation, but they will need to hire new counsel if they do. They cannot be represented in court by the lawyer representing their interests in the collaborative law process.

Marriage and Cohabitation

Our commitment to serving families extends beyond Oshawa.  We serve the Durham Region including Clarington, Whitby, Ajax,  Port Perry, Pickering and Uxbridge. If you’re searching for “family lawyers near me” in Pickering, our team is ready to provide you with the legal support you need. We are an experienced team of family law lawyers practicing in Durham Region (Clarington, Oshawa, Whitby, Port Perry, Pickering and Uxbridge), since 1992.

1. Marriage Contract

A marriage contract is a legal agreement made before or after the marriage that sets out ownership/division of property, spousal support obligations or releases and at times the issue of children from a previous relationship in the event of a separation, divorce or death. Prenuptial agreements are a common name for marriage contracts.

Our lawyersat Nolan Persaud will assist you in resolving the following problems with a marriage contract:

  • Property ownership or distribution, including debts and assets
  • Support responsibilities or releases

It makes sense for everybody getting married to have a marriage agreement: people getting married for the second time, people with substantial wealth, and those who wish to safeguard the inheritance rights of their children from a previous marriage or partnership may find them particularly crucial. 

Due to our extensive training and expertise in estate planning and family law, our team of family lawyers in Durham Region (Clarington, Oshawa, Whitby, Ajax, Port Perry, Pickering and Uxbridge) can provide our clients with comprehensive legal counsel for straightforward and intricate marital agreements.

2. Cohabitation Agreements

You are considered common law spouses for a cohabitation agreement if you have lived together continuously for three years or are parents of a child. There is no distinction between same-sex and opposite-sex couples. A cohabitation agreement deals with the same issues as a marriage contract, but the legal issues are different for cohabiting couples than married couples.

Spousal Support and Division of Property

At Nolan Persaud, we assist clients in resolving financial and property-related disputes via collaboration, mediation, and negotiation. We aim to assist clients in reaching just and equitable agreements out of court. This settlement-focused strategy lowers separation’s financial and emotional expenses. Additionally, it increases the two parties’ control over the decision-making process and its outcome.

Spousal Support

The goal of providing spousal support is to lessen the dire financial effects that a relationship breakdown could have. The equitable distribution of net disposable income between the parties is the aim of the law. 

The length of the relationship, the parties’ ages, the differences in their wages at the time of the separation, and other criteria determine who is entitled to spousal support and how much is awarded. Permanent or temporary spousal support allows the lower-income spouse time to become financially independent.

Our family lawyers in Durham Region (Clarington, Oshawa, Whitby, Ajax, Port Perry,  Pickering and Uxbridge) provide an accurate estimate of the amount of spousal support you will pay or receive. Generally, we use the Spousal Support Advisory Guidelines to calculate the amount and length of spousal support. These rules are not legally binding, but your lawyer must provide a strong case for the court to deviate from them..

Property Division

Cohabiting couples are not covered by property division regulations, commonly known as equalization of net family properties, which only apply to married couples. The premise that a marriage is a financial partnership is the foundation for property division. Therefore, the legislation guarantees that any gain in net worth during a marriage would be equally divided between the two spouses.

All property types are subject to equalization, including real estate, stocks, bonds, pensions, registered retirement savings plans, investments, and interests in privately owned companies. If you and your spouse own a house jointly, we can assist you in deciding whether to sell the house, whether one of you will buy the other out, or whether another plan can be worked out.

Why Partner with the Family Law Team in Durham Region (Clarington, Oshawa, Whitby, Ajax, Port Perry, Pickering and Uxbridge)?

At Nolan Persaud, we have a set of core values aimed at providing client-focused legal solutions. We believe in redefining law practice by putting our clients’ needs and well-being at the center of everything we do. Here’s what it means to us to be no. 1 in client care:

  • Compassion – We understand that our clients don’t always come to us at their highest points in life. We approach every case with compassion and empathy, offering support and guidance during challenging times.
  • Convenience – We leverage technology to provide our services conveniently to our clients. 
  • Speed – With a dedicated team behind our clients, they can trust that their work will be completed quickly and accurately. We prioritize efficiency without compromising quality.
  • Respect – Everyone deserves respect, plain and simple. We treat our clients respectfully and with dignity, valuing their unique perspectives and needs.
  • Relentless – We are relentless in working to achieve our clients’ objectives. We fight tirelessly to protect their rights and interests.
  • Honesty – We are always honest in managing our clients’ expectations. We provide straightforward and transparent advice, ensuring our clients make informed decisions.
  • Money – We are responsible for our clients’ resources and are always fair and transparent in our billing practices. Our goal is to provide cost-effective legal solutions.
  • Innovation – We constantly innovate, thinking of faster and better ways to meet our client’s legal needs while lowering costs.

Key Takeaways

At Nolan Persuad Family & Divorce Lawyers in Durham Region (Clarington, Oshawa, Whitby, Ajax, Port Perry,  Pickering and Uxbridge), we understand family and divorce law’s challenges and complexities. Our dedicated and affordable team is here to provide you with the legal support and guidance you need to navigate these emotional and personal legal issues. 

If You’re looking for a family lawyer in Durham Region (Clarington, Oshawa, Whitby, Ajax, Port Perry,  Pickering, Uxbridge) to assist with marriage/cohabitation agreements, separation,divorce, spousal support, child support, child decision-making responsibility, parenting-time or any other family law matter, please  call Nolan Persaud at 905-571-1774 or contact us through our website NolanPersaud.com to set up a consultation. We represent clients throughout the Durham Region from our offices in Oshawa.