Helping you move forward with clarity
The divorce process can be overwhelming, stressful, and confusing. When planning your future, there is a lot to consider that will impact your life and the lives of your children. At Jones Divorce, we work with you to ease the overwhelm and to help simplify the process as much as possible. We provide the support and guidance you need to make important decisions that are in the best interest of both spouses and your children.
Helping you move forward with clarity
The divorce process can be overwhelming, stressful, and confusing. When planning your future, there is a lot to consider that will impact your life and the lives of your children. At Jones Divorce in Calgary, our divorce lawyers work with you to ease the overwhelm and to help simplify the process as much as possible. We provide the support and guidance you need to make important decisions that are in the best interest of both spouses and your children.
The emotions involved during the divorce process can hinder your ability to make the best decisions for yourself and your family. There are a lot of things to consider and issues that can weigh you down – custody of your children, spousal support, division of assets, and more. The process is further complicated by federal and provincial family laws that govern the divorce procedure. Our experienced family law lawyers in Calgary can help you navigate this difficult time with expert legal advice.
Contact us today and we will help you strategize a favourable outcome for you and your family.
Divorce – The divorce procedure differs greatly depending on the couple’s situation, including children, property, debts, assets, spousal support, and more. While you’re not legally required to hire a lawyer during the divorce process, having legal representation can help you make sound decisions for yourself and your family during a difficult time. Our lawyers can help you finalize a divorce and reach a fair resolution. As divorce lawyers, we know the ins and out of the process and have experience in handling even the most complicated of cases.
Common-Law Separation – Under the Family Property Act, common-law partners have some of the same rights as legally married couples when it comes to the division of property, guardianship, child support, and spousal support. Our family law lawyers can help you navigate the unique challenges of a common-law separation, including what you’re legally entitled to and help you reach a favourable outcome.
Custody – The divorce or separation process can become especially stressful and emotional when children are involved. Parents are faced with the challenges of communicating about their children, dealing with the breakdown of their relationship, and co-parenting during a separation. Our role as family law lawyers in Calgary is to help ease the burden of the legal process and provide you with good legal advice so you can focus on making the best decisions for your children.
Child Support – Child support in Canada is governed by the Federal Child Support Guidelines to reduce conflict regarding the amount of payable support, ensure that children of divorced families are financially cared for, and establish consistency for families of similar financial means. We work with you to determine a fair amount and help you understand your rights in unique situations such as self-employment, extracurricular expenses, high or low incomes, and if your adult children require support for medical or educational reasons.
Spousal Support – Spousal support after a relationship breakdown is a challenging area of family law as there are many factors to consider, including the amount and the duration of the support. The first thing to determine is whether a spouse is entitled to support. For example, money may be paid to a spouse if they had a financial disadvantage during the marriage, such as not working in order to raise children. Spousal support greatly differs on a case-by-case basis. Our family law lawyers can help you determine your rights and the support you’re entitled to.
Property Division – The division of property, assets, and debts can become extremely complicated for families. Under the new Family Property Act, property division for common-law partners is treated the same as legally married couples. There are many things to consider with property division, including valuation, tax issues, exemptions, and more. You’ll need an experienced lawyer by your side to help you understand your rights and to reach a fair agreement.
Legal Agreements – Legal agreements are official, legally-binding documents that protect you and your ex. Once you’ve reached an agreement, we will draw up a legal document which can be called many things such as a Separation Contract, Separation Agreement, Divorce and Property Agreement, Minutes of Settlement and more. This document outlines your legal rights and obligations, including financial support, property rights, and parenting.
Domestic Contracts – Domestic contracts include prenuptial agreements, cohabitation agreements, and marriage or post-nuptial agreements. A prenup is made between couples in preparation for their upcoming marriage. A cohab agreement is a legal contract between a couple living together but not getting married. A marriage or post-nuptial agreement is a legal contract executed after marriage. Domestic contracts can save you a lot of time and stress in the event of a separation or divorce. We can help you draw up a domestic contract with constructive and positive advice.
Adoptions – In Alberta, there are two ways to adopt: publicly or privately. Adoption in Canada is governed by provincial laws while international adoption relies on the requirements of the child’s country of origin, international legal requirements, and local provincial laws. Our family law lawyers are experienced in handling adoption cases and ensuring that all legal requirements are met for a smooth adoption process.
Wills – A Will is a legal document that provides clear direction to relatives and estate stakeholders on how your assets will be distributed after your death. A Will is also crucial for naming who would become a guardian for any minor children, how they will be cared for, and who will provide for them. While you’re not legally required to hire a lawyer to prepare your will, a lawyer will ensure that your wishes are accurately expressed, the Will is properly executed, and all aspects of estate planning are covered.