Collaborative Law

Collaborative Family Law (“CFL”) is also known as the CFL process. It is a form of Alternative Dispute Resolution that focuses on interest-based negotiation.

The CFL process requires the voluntary participation and willingness of both parties to work through the legal issues civilly and amicably. In the CFL process, parties resolve their disputes respectfully, with the assistance and guidance from their lawyers to achieve a settlement that is tailored to the specific needs and unique circumstances of all parties involved. This is where our expertise come into play.

When considering whether collaborative family law is an potential option for you, ask yourself the following questions:

  • Can I respect my spouse even when we disagree?
  • Are my children’s needs my top priority?
  • Are both mine and my spouse’s needs equal in my mind?
  • Can I listen to my spouse’s objectively?
  • Can I work creatively and cooperatively with my spouse?

The guiding principle of CFL is mutual respect, understanding, and cooperation between both spouses. The goal of CFL is to build a settlement and ensure a win-win outcome for all.

If you would like to speak with one of our lawyers regarding your family law matter, please contact us at (416) 840-1475 or schedule your free initial consultation here.

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What is the definition of Custody? ⁠

The new term for custody is decision-making responsibility for most family law cases. If you have a child protection case, the term custody may still be used.⁠
Decision-making responsibility or custody is the right to make important decisions about how to care for and raise a child. It includes the right to make decisions about the child's health, education, religion, and important extra-curricular activities.⁠

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Let’s talk about parental alienation. ⁠

Parental Alienation occurs when one parent works to impair the relationship between the other parent and child. It is typically the result of one parent trying to manipulate the child into despising or removing the other parent from his/her life. Parental alienation is caused by one parent’s hatred, fear or disrespect for the other parent and is a major concern in today’s family law matters.⁠

It is best that as parents, you ensure both you and your spouse avoid any form of parental alienation with your child. Both you and your spouse should maintain regular contact with your child and ensure that communication is always positive and conflict-free. In addition, it can be helpful to speak positively about your spouse with the child to ensure that they still feel comfortable with both you and your spouse.⁠

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What are the Child Support Guidelines?⁠

The Federal Child Support Guidelines contain an easy-to-use table for each province and territory to determine how much child support needs to be paid from one parent to the other.⁠
The set-formula:⁠
The table uses a set formula which considers:⁠
- The number of children that child support should be paid for, and⁠
- The annual gross income of the support payor (income before taxes)⁠


Using this information, the table provides a monthly amount in which the support payor must provide to the other parent.⁠
It is important to note, typically a Court adheres to the amount stipulated for by the Guidelines, however, Courts do retain the right to order a different amount of child support in some circumstances.⁠

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Your well-being is one of the most important aspects of this life. If you’re ever feeling doubtful of yourself, remember you may just need time to focus on your self-love 💗
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Let’s talk about Collaborative Family Law!⁠
Collaborative Family Law is also known as the CFL process (not to be confused with the football league 😉) and is a form of Alternative Dispute Resolution that focuses on interest-based negotiation.⁠


The CFL process requires the voluntary participation and willingness of both parties to work through the legal issues civilly and amicably. In the CFL process, parties resolve their disputes respectfully, with the assistance and guidance from their lawyers and other professionals (such as family and financial professionals) to achieve a settlement that is tailored to the specific needs and unique circumstances of all parties involved. This is where our expertise comes into play.⁠

If you have any questions, send us a message! We are happy to help! ⁠
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What is an Ex Parte Motion? ⁠

An Ex Parte Motion, sometimes called an emergency motion, is when you bring an urgent motion without notice to your partner. This means you don’t have to serve your documents to your partner before the judge hears the motion and makes a decision. The reason for not requiring service maybe because of immediate safety issues or because the delay would likely lead to something serious happening. You can only bring this type of motion in limited situations. For example, if you feel there is an immediate risk that your partner will seriously harm you or your children, or leave the province or country with your children and not bring them back.⁠

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