Types of Legal Disputes
Relationship breakdowns, being charged with an offence, or pursuing someone for an unpaid debt. These types of cases sometimes involve sophisticated issues of law and complicated legislation. Sound knowledge of Court procedure, written arguments and extensive discovery are often required. In most instances an average person without legal training is unable to recognize the legal issues involved, institute litigation, or assert the appropriate defenses. In addition, the average person does not possess the skills needed to develop facts, argue law, negotiate settlements, or prepare pleadings.
Ontario’s Legal System
A lawyer is the key to accessing the benefits of Ontario’s legal system and significantly improves one’s ability to secure a favourable outcome.
The harm resulting from an unfavorable outcome of a legal dispute can be severe and affect you for years. In most disputes the opposing party likely will have aggressive legal representation available. It doesn’t make sense to try and save money by not using a lawyer. In fact, usually this strategy backfires and ends up costing you more in the long run.
My aim is to provide the best possible legal services to my clients. I am proud of the work that I perform for my clients and the satisfaction they express with my services. People generally want a lawyer who is knowledgeable, readily available, and responsive to their questions and concerns. These are attributes I try to cultivate in my law practice.
While most of the work I do is family and divorce law, I also have other practice areas as well such as criminal law and litigation. Below are the main services I provide. Please click on the links below for further information about my practice areas.
Finding The Right Lawyer
There are several qualities a person should look for when choosing a lawyer. Ultimately you want someone that you can be comfortable with, but who also knows the law and is able to apply it to your situation to get you the best result. Some people like lawyers who are more old school with papers all over the office, and others prefer a high tech lawyer who will email them frequently and who uses the latest legal software. But at the end of the day you need to be confident that your lawyer will act in your best interests and get things done.
I offer all new clients a half price initial consultation. This gives the client a chance to assess whether they are comfortable with me, and it also gives me a chance to decide if the client is someone I want to work with. My advice to people who have seen a lawyer and have reservations is that they get a second opinion.