Our experienced family lawyers in Moose Jaw work with parents and their children to reach solutions that create a safe and positive situation for everyone involved.
Divorce, defined as the termination of a marital union, reorganizes the responsibilities once held by the married couple. The lawyers at Chow McLeod Barristers & Solicitors assign alimony, child support, visitation, property assets, and debt to the appropriate spouse. Depending on the circumstances, a divorce can be no fault or fault in Saskatchewan. If you have been separated for a year or longer, the divorce will be no-fault; fault divorces are filed under the grounds of cruelty or adultery. You will need to provide evidence to substantiate your claims. Our lawyers will help you gather the evidence you need to make your case and seek fair distribution of assets for the spouse we represent. We will serve as a mediator between each spouse.
After a divorce, we also work with parents to determine child custody arrangements. Most often, parents will be granted joint custody with the child spending equal time throughout the week or month with each parent. While parental rights differ with married or unmarried couples, our experienced legal professionals can sort everything out for you. The best interest of the child is paramount throughout the case resolution. In the case of the death of a child’s parents, we work with the family to put legal guardianship in place.
Chow McLeod Barristers & Solicitors help parents resolve cases involving paternity law. When the biological paternity of a child is uncertain, we can administer the appropriate testing. Pending the results, our lawyers will ensure each parent upholds the legal obligations they have to support the child.
Adoption is one of the most exciting, life-changing events that can occur in the life of a family. It takes a lot of legal processing to complete an adoption placement—our law firm in Moose Jaw can assist you. In Canada, adoption is not recognized by common law, so each province is regulated by its own statutes. Whether you are placing a child for adoption or seeking to bring a child into your family, our solicitors will work with you and the adoption counselor to ensure the process goes as smoothly as possible.
Chow McLeod works with these types of family law cases and many other situations concerning you and your children. To work with a legal team with over 100 years of combined experience, contact us to get started with a consultation.