When it comes to divorce, emotions can run high. You’re already under a lot of stress which can make it hard to think clearly and formulate a sound decision concerning your case. Furthermore, the legal system is complicated and one mistake may cost you financially or even require you to attend more legal proceedings to correct the error. It’s important to seek the advice and guidance of a divorce lawyer in Winnipeg to ensure you make clear, thoughtful decisions during your divorce’s legal process. At Cassidy Ramsay, our lawyers have the experience and knowledge to handle a range of family law services including divorce and mediation.
A Divorce Lawyer Protects Your Rights.
Filing for divorce is not a simple task. First, you need to apply to the court for divorce. In order to divorce in Canada, you must meet certain requirements:
You and your spouse are legally married under the laws of Canada or another country
Your marriage has broken down
You have lived in the Canadian province in which you are filing the divorce application for at least a full year
While a court reviews your divorce documents, if you are not clear on each of the points you are making, the court may misunderstand your intentions and announce a ruling that runs counter to what you had intended. A divorce lawyer in Winnipeg can make sure your wishes are accurately stated in legal documents so your rights are protected and your wishes met.
Hiring a divorce lawyer in Winnipeg ensures you have professional legal advice at your fingertips and that your case is handled efficiently, without delays. Even if you are working with papers provided by the court, completing these forms and providing enough information can be difficult. You may find that there are problems with the paperwork you filled out which could cause delays in your case. The experienced lawyers at Cassidy Ramsay understand the paperwork and the complexities of the law. If you have trouble getting all the necessary documents needed for your divorce, a divorce lawyer can walk you through the legal procedures in order to obtain them.
Like most family law matters, divorce can stir up a lot of emotions and friction. Many spouses want the legal proceedings to unfold quickly and with as little drama as possible, especially if children are involved. Divorce mediation is one solution to consider if you want to settle your disputes outside of court. Mediation provides a structured process that creates a non-confrontational atmosphere between spouses. A mediator helps the disputants come to a peaceful compromise that both parties find acceptable. In general, mediation is often less expensive than a court trial. It gives you the chance to settle the issues based on your own ideas of what is fair in the situation as well as maintain a certain level of control over the whole process. You can also still seek the advice of a lawyer if desired.
For more information on divorce and mediation, please contact Cassidy Ramsay.