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Your Family Law Situation

Separation and divorce are difficult, stressful life-changing events for anyone.  When a relationship ends, people experience a diverse range of emotions.

Such events alter the foundations of home life, family dynamics, financial security, and social circles.  When you separate from a partner, you may experience feelings of despair, stress, anxiety, anger, confusion, guilt, loss, and sadness.  The fear of not knowing what will come next is overwhelming for some.

At Elias Hanna Family Lawyers, we support you as you deal with these emotions, and to know precisely where you stand from a legal point of view.  We do this by first getting to know your situation and what you have been through.  We let you know what you need to do moving forward and then guide you through each step of the process.

We advise you on the different approaches you can take to resolve your situation as quickly and cost-effectively as possible. The starting point is to attempt to settle your matter with your former partner through early forms of dispute resolution, such as negotiation or mediation.

If that’s not possible because your former partner is being unreasonable, or they don’t participate in the early dispute resolution process in good faith, we advise you what the outcome would likely be through the Court system.  We provide you with accurate estimates of the total legal costs you would incur if you proceed down that path.  We take you through a cost-benefit analysis to see if that course of action be worth your emotional and financial investment, or if you should accept a compromise settlement proposal that’s been put to you.

At each step of the process we work with you to help you understand what approach will be most suitable in your circumstances.