D. Ian Kilgour has three decades of experience in acting on behalf of clients in divorce matters. As an experienced lawyer, Ian can correctly prepare the documents for filing and service. Mistakes in preparation of the Application can result in lengthy delays. In the past he has had to take over “simple” divorce matters that clients thought that they could do on their won. The cost of fixing mistakes usually exceeds what the cost would have been to retain Mr. Kilgour in the first place.
Kilgour Law will also be able to advise you whether or not it is appropriate for you to apply for an uncontested divorce. The Divorce Act requires that a Justice considering an Application for Divorce refuse to grant the divorce until any children of the marriage are properly provided for, taking into account the provisions of the Child Support Guidelines.
Brampton Family Lawyer has used his knowledge and experience to negotiate many separation agreements. The advantage of hiring him to act on your behalf is that he is able to advise you what the courts of Canada and Ontario would likely decide should negotiations fail and the matter proceeds to litigation.
The Supreme Court of Canada has ruled that when considering issues of custody and access to children the issue the court has to determine is the “best interests of the child”. Further, in discussing access to children, the courts are not interested in “parents’ rights”.
Custody & Access
Child Support is governed in Canada by the Child Support Guidelines. Child Support is determined by the income of the payor parent. In addition there may be “extraordinary expenses” added on to the Child Support Guideline amount. The most common extraordinary expense is day care.