Separation (Common-Law) Lawyers
Specializing in Divorce and Separation Agreements
Is Separation the best option for you and your family?
Virk Law understands that going through a separation is complicated enough without the added fear of hefty legal bills, custody agreements, damaging relationships, and uncomfortable litigation processes. With over two decades of combined experience in Family Law, our trusted Family Lawyers are dedicated to understanding your unique circumstances and providing tailored legal services to ensure that your process is as comfortable as possible.
Is Separation right for you? To find out, we have compiled a comprehensive questionnaire to help you make the right decision for you and your family.
Virk Law Divorce Consultation Itinerary (75-90 Minutes)
Step 1: Gather General Information
The first step is gathering information about you and your partner – when were you married? For how long?
Step 2: Gather Specific Information
The second step is to gather more specific information, such as details about your spouse, whether you have children and their ages.
Step 3: Why Do You Want A Divorce?
After we have established a comprehensive picture of who you are, we will inquire into your reason(s) for wanting a divorce.
Step 4: Your Situation Determines What We Offer
Every case is different, and there are innumerable factors to consider before deciding the best way to proceed such as whether you are legally married, have children, own property, have major differences in income, and more.
Step 5: Child Support
If you have children, their needs will be taken into account and child support options will be explored and discussed.
Step 6: Spousal Support
If you will require financial support after your separation, spousal support options will be explored and discussed.
Step 7: The Plan Going Forward
Now that your family lawyer has a comprehensive picture of who you are, who your spouse is, and what your situation entails, they will be in a unique situation to provide you with the best option going forward.
Our Lawyers on Separation
“Many clients do not realize how much more messy and complex a common-law separation can be as opposed to divorce. Unlike divorce, common-law property does not currently have an equivalent to the Matrimonial Property Act and this makes it a challenge to confirm who will receive what at the end of a common-law relationship. Consulting with a lawyer early on in your matter helps to provide a roadmap on how to get from separation to resolution and allows clients to make informed decisions on how they want to proceed.”
“The law varies for common-law couples in comparison to divorce for division of property, assets, and liabilities. Many clients make an assumption as to what they’re entitled to. Helping clients understand what their rights or responsibilities allow the client to make informed decisions during the breakdown of a common-law relationship.”
“Context is key to helping parties move on with their lives in this difficult period of their lives. Each Divorce matter needs to be dealt with in a skillful yet delicate manner with empathy. If the matter proceeds to litigation in court, the client should feel confident that their counsel/lawyer is representing their rights.”