Divorce can be difficult, but it does not have to be devastating. Kathryn will work closely with you to:
- Help you solve child custody and access issues
- Finalize child support and spousal support
- Negotiate the division of property and other assets such as the matrimonial home
She will help you resolve your case through individual representation and negotiation, through the collaborative family law process or through mediation. Kathryn will do all that she can to expedite your divorce while protecting your interests.
Your separation agreement sets out the full and final settlement between you and your spouse of all the issues that must be resolved when your relationship ends. This may include what happens to the matrimonial home, the division of assets, a parenting plan and child and spousal support. It is usually preferable, when possible, to negotiate a settlement of these issues rather than engaging in a costly court battle. Kathryn will work diligently to achieve a timely and reasonable separation agreement that is best for you and your children.
If you are getting married or planning to live together with your partner, you may want to consider having a marriage contract or a cohabitation agreement, especially if you have assets you wish to protect. Or, perhaps your partner wants a marriage contract or cohabitation agreement and you are not sure. Either way, you need legal advice from someone who is committed to protecting you.
Custody and access of children in a separation can be complex and emotionally charged. At this difficult time for you and your family, you need the help of a family law lawyer or mediator you can trust to handle your case with the utmost care, skill and professionalism. Kathryn is dedicated to crafting parenting plans that reflect the wishes of parents and are in the best interests of children. She makes every effort possible to provide you with a parenting plan with custody and access arrangements that minimize the negative impact of separation and help the children adjust to the new family dynamic.
If you are engaged in a dispute about child support, representation by an experienced and skilled lawyer is advisable. Child support is mandatory and is the right of the child. Kathryn will work hard to achieve a successful resolution of your child support matter while providing the personalized, attentive service you deserve.
When calculating child support there are a number of factors that need to be considered:
- Number of children
- Living arrangements
- Mandatory Child Support Guidelines
See the amount of child support you may be entitled to using this Child Support Calculator
When you need a lawyer to help you with spousal support Kathryn Wright is here. She will help you understand your rights and provide you with the legal representation you need to protect your financial future. No matter how complex your case, Kathryn will help you work toward a resolution so that you and your former spouse can get on with your lives.
The outcome of your case will have far-reaching effects on your family and your finances.
See the spousal support you may be entitled to according to the Spousal Support Advisory Guidelines
Property division in separation and divorce cases is about the division of marital assets. It isn’t about dividing actual property or things. It’s about dividing with your spouse the value of the assets you acquired during the marriage. This entitlement to share in the asset growth of your spouse is an entitlement at law. Common-law couples are often surprised to learn that they don’t have the same property rights as married couples. However, there are remedies at law if the absence of property rights leaves one spouse in an unjust position.
Property division is also about the matrimonial or family home and what will happen with it. Will it be sold or will one spouse buy-out the other’s financial interest in the home? Kathryn can assist in creating options for you that you may not realize exist.
Whether you are married or in a common-law relationship, Kathryn does everything possible to ensure your interests are protected and you receive your entitlements on marriage or relationship breakdown.
In addition to providing individual representation, Kathryn also offers mediation services. As a trained mediator in separation and divorce matters, Kathryn’s goal is to facilitate mutually agreeable settlements through structured, time-tested techniques.
What is Mediation?
Mediation is a cost-effective form of dispute resolution where the mediator helps separating couples work together to resolve all their issues including the parenting plan, child and spousal support, what happens to the matrimonial home and the division of assets.
At Your Service
As your mediator, Kathryn’s role is as a neutral facilitator. She brings her legal training and experience to the table to assist you and your spouse in identifying the range of possible solutions for your particular circumstance. She helps you communicate and cooperate. Kathryn’s goal is to assist you in producing a fair and lasting agreement that meets your significant needs, respects your rights and obligations and produces the best possible outcome for your children. Mediation is private and confidential and Kathryn will work through your dispute for a win/win result, rather than push you toward an outcome you aren’t comfortable with. You deserve prompt, professional mediation services from someone you can trust.
Separation and divorce can be messy and complicated, lengthy and costly. Kathryn Wright Law offers an alternative: the collaborative approach.
In the collaborative process, the clients and their lawyers make a commitment not to go to court. This doesn’t mean you are prohibited from going to court if you need to. It means you cannot do so while in the collaborative process or with your collaborative lawyer. This commitment is a powerful incentive for the lawyers and the clients to resolve the issues through positive negotiation. In the collaborative setting, clients and their lawyers work together towards a common goal: producing the best possible separation agreement that helps everyone move forward with their lives.
Benefits of Collaborative Family Law or Mediation
- Less adversarial and stressful than court or traditional negotiations
- Less costly than court or traditional negotiations
- Client-centred and child-centred
- Aims to provide both parties with financial security