Brampton Divorce LawyersCouples in Brampton who are going through separation or divorce must often make a series of critical early decisions to preserve their interests and protect their rights.    

Unfortunately, very few divorces are simple and straightforward. Even if there are no children of the marriage, difficult and contentious issues such as property division and spousal support must typically be settled, and the decisions that are made in the days or weeks after one party’s decision to separate or divorce can have very significant and long-lasting consequences.

It is often comforting to speak to a professional who will devote the necessary time to understand your circumstances, listen to your objectives, and offer appropriate advice tailored to your case.

Amiri Family Law can assist you in reaching a settlement with your spouse that works for you.

We will guide you through the legal steps and push for the best possible outcome so that you can move on with your life with renewed confidence. 

Contact our office to schedule a consultation today.

Representing Clients in the Brampton Area in a Wide Range of Family Law Cases

We believe in building a trusting relationship with our clients in the Brampton area. This is the key to understanding your family and your legal objectives.

With open communication and complete transparency about your legal options, we will help you in a wide variety of family law matters, including divorce and child custody and access cases. 

Our main office is conveniently located at Square One in Mississauga, so you do not have to travel far to meet with an experienced divorce lawyer. 

Divorce Lawyer in Brampton

Are you going through a separation or divorce in the Brampton area?

According to the Divorce Act, you need to have been separated for 12 months before divorce proceedings can begin in Ontario unless you have suffered cruelty or adultery by your former spouse. It may help to talk matters through with an experienced divorce lawyer if you are unsure what this means.

There are legal requirements that you need to understand before a divorce will be granted and your lawyer will be able to outline what these are and the potential challenges that lie ahead for you.

Divorce cases are overseen by the Superior Court of Justice in Ontario. Nima Amiri works with clients throughout the Great Toronto Area and often appears before the Superior Court of Justice in Brampton.

He can help you negotiate a settlement or litigate a resolution to the following matters:

  • Property and asset division – You must divide your matrimonial property and assets in accordance with Ontario’s Family Law Act.
  • Parenting plan – When you and your spouse separate, you will need to decide how to divide time with your children (access) and carry out your parental responsibilities (custody).
  • Child support – Depending on who has physical custody, you or your spouse may need to provide financial support for your child.
  • Spousal support – Depending on your respective incomes and roles during the marriage, you or your spouse may qualify to receive spousal support, or you may be required to pay spousal support.

How can a Divorce Lawyer Help?

Each divorce is unique and each party requires a divorce lawyer who will learn their circumstances, listen to their objectives, and apply a tailored solution to resolve their case.

If there are children from your marriage or considerable assets that require division, negotiations may become contentious.   At all times, we will seek to reach an agreeable settlement through a cooperative approach with your spouse’s lawyer while ensuring that your rights are fully protected.

You also have the option of mediation or arbitration and, finally, if no resolution is possible, you may want to consider litigation.

Divorces can be contested or uncontested. Some divorces start out as uncontested but conflicts arise and the matter ends up in litigation.

An experienced divorce lawyer can help you keep your case on track with your goals and avoid being distracted by emotions, which understandably run high in divorces and separations and may lead to unintended consequences, delays, and additional stress.

At Amiri Family Law, we will help you to:

  • Meet all the requirements under Canadian and Ontario divorce law and follow the necessary procedures and deadlines.
  • Protect your custody rights and ensure that you are properly entitled to quality time with your child.
  • Work to ensure your child support or spousal support determination is fair and reasonable.
  • Ensure that you are financially able to meet your own commitments – and your children’s (if applicable).
  • Make sure that you receive a fair proportion of the matrimonial property.
  • Prepare and file all the necessary paperwork for your case.
  • Represent you at court hearings.

Contact a Brampton Divorce Lawyer Today

If you are separating or divorcing from your spouse in Brampton and are looking for an efficient and effective resolution of your case, Amiri Family law is well-equipped to provide solutions that work for you now and for your future.

We take pride in our representation of clients around Brampton and can evaluate your options with a consultation. 

Call 647-792-2961 to book your consultation with a trusted and local divorce lawyer.

The divorce process in Ontario will vary slightly, depending on whether your divorce proceeds as an uncontested divorce or a contested one.

However, every divorce begins in the same way.

Basic requirements for divorce in Ontario

Before filing for a divorce in Ontario, Canadian federal law states that you need to meet three basic requirements:

  1. You and your spouse must be legally married under Canadian law or your marriage in another country must be recognized in Canada.
  2. Your marriage must have broken down.
  3. In most cases, you or your spouse must have lived in Ontario for a year.

The grounds for marriage breakdown are when:

  • You have been living apart for 12 months or more; or
  • Your spouse has been physically or mentally cruel to you; or
  • Your spouse has committed adultery.

The uncontested divorce process 

Once you meet the above requirements, it is important to hire a divorce lawyer. 

This applies even in an uncontested divorce where both parties appear to agree on the terms of the divorce and are prepared to sign a separation agreement.

Experience shows us that consulting an experienced lawyer as early as possible in the process avoids expensive mistakes being made and ensures that your best interests are protected from the beginning.

Besides, uncontested divorces can turn into uncontested divorces.

Your divorce lawyer can help you with the following steps of the divorce process:

The contested divorce process 

The contested divorce process has many extra steps. 

Most people want to avoid the extra expense and stress of a divorce trial, but sometimes this is the only available course of action.

In some cases, no agreement can be reached on issues such as:

  • Division of property, including all assets
  • Payment of outstanding debts, including the mortgage
  • Child custody and parenting rights of the non-custodial parent
  • Child support and Section 7 expenses
  • Spousal support

Your lawyer will guide you through the following additional steps in the process, including:

  • Negotiation 
  • Mediation or Arbitration
  • Applying for Divorce in Court
  • Scheduling a Case Conference where a judge considers each party’s position on the disputed issues between them and tries to facilitate a negotiated resolution to the issue
  • Scheduling and arguing motions (temporary rulings) when interim, for instance, child custody or other complex issues, are involved
  • Scheduling Settlement or Trial Management Conferences 
  • Conducting a trial if you and your spouse are unable to reach a settlement on the disputed issues between you

According to the office of the Attorney General of Ontario, the total court fees associated with a divorce in the province are $632.

This is broken down in the following way:

“The first payment of $212 is due when the application for divorce is filed which includes court fees of $202 and $10 that is collected for the federal Department of Justice. Additional court fees of $420 are paid before the divorce is reviewed by the court.”

There are, of course, other costs associated with a divorce, including lawyer fees.

Where a divorce is complex and an agreement cannot be easily reached, with complications involving spousal support or child custody and access, multiple court hearings may be required, and the case may even go to trial (with witnesses and months of litigation involved).

In such cases, an individual can expect to pay significant legal fees in addition to court fees.  This is why the preferred first step in any divorce case is to attempt to negotiate a settlement first before resorting to litigation.

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We proudly serve clients in the Greater Toronto Area.

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200-201 City Centre Drive
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Testimonials

Nima is someone highly committed to his clients and shows a strong understanding of the law and litigation. He is someone that I would trust with sending my friends and family to for important legal matters. Highly recommended.

Sean R.

Nima is one of the brightest and most dedicated individuals I know. He’s a fantastic lawyer and an even better person, and I would recommend his services and advice to anyone who needs a true professional in their corner.

Jonathan C.

Nima is always available to answer all of my questions. He provided me with thoughtful responses and was incredibly knowledgeable.

Neha C.

Nima is the most dedicated lawyer I know. He cares a lot about his clients and is deeply committed to defending their rights, working tirelessly to do so. I haven’t seen anyone who works as hard as Nima and I would wholeheartedly recommend him and the Amiri Law Group to anyone.

Sheerin S.

An honest, trustworthy, and incredibly hard-working lawyer. One of the best.

Ismar H.

I highly recommend Amiri Law Group. Knowledgable, personable, and trustworthy.

Ian M.

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