Family and Divorce

Our family lawyers have decades of combined knowledge and experience in navigating the unique area of family law.  Family matters differ from most legal issues because of the nature of the relationship between the parties.  In most cases, these relationships will continue long after our involvement and/or the involvement of the court. At Patterson Law, we understand the challenges that this presents, and we are here to provide the assistance that you need to resolve the specific set of issues facing you and your family. Helping you successfully find solutions that work requires more than simply having knowledge of the law. It requires sound judgment, practical guidance and an ongoing commitment to best meet the needs of you and your family, within the context of the applicable law.    

Rest assured that someone in our team will have the skills to assist you in any family law matter that may arise, including Marriage Contracts (“Pre-Nuptial Agreements), adoptions, parenting after separation, dividing family assets and finances and divorces, as well as child protection matters.  Unlike many firms, we can also provide you with a full range of options on process.  We are a team of strong and skilled litigators.  We are also proud of our ability to offer you potentially less adversarial methods of resolving differences, including negotiation, mediation and Collaborative Practice.  For additional information on these alternative methods of dispute resolution, please see our ADR page.

  • Marriage Contracts & Pre-Nuptial Agreements
  • Civil Domestic Partnerships
  • Separation Agreements
  • Divorce
  • Variation of Court Orders
  • Jurisdictional Disputes
  • Interjurisdictional Support Orders (ISOs)
  • Division of Matrimonial Property
  • Unjust Enrichment Claims
  • Custody & Access Disputes
  • Mobility arrangements
  • Travel with Children
  • Adoption
  • Child Protection
  • Grandparental Rights
  • Fertility and Surrogacy
  • Spousal Support
  • Child Support
  • Special and Extraordinary Expenses (Section 7 Expenses)