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  • When I had my first consultation with Dawn Bennett, I immediately knew how very fortunate I was to find someone with all the qualities I was looking for and the personality to honestly and firmly consider all the factors without cutting corners or compromising personal or professional integrity. Read MoreDawn takes the time to ask all the right questions, encourages you to ask questions yourself and very clearly explains all your legal rights/obligations and the different options available, with focus on least acrimonious approach. Her legal briefs, correspondences and documentary submissions are of such a consistently high quality that I am truly amazed. The care and attention that she extends to my case shows a total understanding that there is no one size fit all solution to your unique situation.
    A divorce is never a frivolous exercise but a serious life changing event, I am very blessed to have Dawn as my legal counsel through this very traumatic transition. I am tempted to say never, since no one should be so unfortunate, but I will safely say, should I ever have to go through this experience again, I would be a very happy return client.
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    ~ P.C.

  • I was a new immigrant to Canada and raising two young children when my husband filed for divorce. Now, not only was I adjusting to a new country but I had to do it alone. I had no contacts, no money and knew nothing about the legal system here. Dawn Bennett was recommended to me by a colleague of hers and from the moment I met her, I felt I had finally found a safe place. Read MoreShe helped me navigate the divorce process with patience, confidence, honesty and a competitive spirit that brought me to where I am right now... "A calm & determined force, she put her soul into my case
    Dawn helped make me become stronger woman, she helped me become more confident and because of Dawn, I can take my kids to school every day, I have a home to live in, I can take care of my own life, and even have time to volunteer to help others.
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  • I'd been separated for a while before I found Dawn Bennett. It was a huge step to hire a lawyer but I felt really comfortable with her. She understood I wanted a safe environment for my kids and my (now ex) husband. Read MoreI know I would have had pressure from other lawyers to "get the most for myself!" but that was not the case with Dawn. She allowed me take a more peaceful and gentle approach to the divorce. She understood when there were certain things I didn't want to do but helped me to understand what HAD to be done under the law.
    She is very professional and knows her stuff!!! What Dawn does is important to the community and I support her 100%.
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    ~ C.P

  • I was in the process of a messy divorce with a lawyer I just couldn't connect with. The situation I was in was abusive and getting worse. Dawn knows the law and what needs to be done. She explained step by step what had to happen and why each step had to be taken. Read MoreYou can't skip steps...as much as I may have wanted to at times. In fact, to save fees, she backed off for 8 months at one point knowing that nothing was going to happen anyway...many lawyers would have capitalized on the "messiness of the divorce" to make more money!
    I regard Dawn as a friend and an excellent lawyer, she understands the law, she is organized and exemplifies professionalism!
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    ~ E.L.

  • Dawn is a gifted, compassionate and generous person. She made it her goal to keep my cost down as much as possible. It's good knowing you're with someone talking the same language, who is not motivated by personal gain. I would recommend her without any hesitation... in fact, I told a friend of mine about her when he was facing his own divorce and he was every bit as satisfied with her services and the outcome.Lawyer Mississauga - Right Quote
    ~ B.I.

Respected family lawyer explains dissolution of marriage in Ontario

lawyer in Mississauga explains dissolution of marriage

Dissolution of marriage, also known as divorce, can be an emotional and personal matter. Understanding the sensitivity of the issues involved, family lawyer Dawn Bennett offers a listening ear. Dawn Bennett visits with clients from Ontario in her office in Mississauga, Ontario. Since divorce can be complicated, her clients know she will explain everything in simple terms and work to help them achieve their goals.

 

Settling issues

When a husband and wife are no longer living together and are separated, they face a number of key decisions that need to be made. Some decision include how to divide the property, who will pay family debts, how much support will be paid, who will take care of the children, and who will remain in the home.

 

In Ontario, the law treats marriage as an equal economic partnership. Regarding property, the value is divided in half, although there are some exceptions to this rule. Dawn Bennett is happy to explain these details in a personal consultation.

 

The husband and wife have an equal right to stay in the family home. When separated, they will have to decide who continues to live in the home. Ontario’s family laws outline entitlements for financial support for a spouse and the children after a marriage ends.

 

There are several ways to resolve issues including:

  • An informal arrangement verbally or in writing
  • A separation agreement that must be signed in front of and by a witness
  • Seeking a lawyer for help and guidance through the process
  • Collaborative divorce
  • Going to court for a decision

Deciding what is best

The law leaves the decision about settling family law issues to the couple. It is important to understand it can be difficult to prove how things are to be settled without a written and signed separation agreement. Dawn Bennett can help navigate a couple through the process and come to an agreement that is best for all parties involved.

 

At Bennett Law Chambers, we want to help you through the most difficult circumstance, including dissolution of marriage. Dawn Bennett and her team of legal professionals can help you through the process. Schedule an appointment for a consultation today!


Bennett Law Chambers has a strong background in serving clients’ various needs in the area of family law. We are committed to helping our clients protect their interests, and can see you through your legal matter. Our Mississauga law office serves the areas of Oakville, Brampton, and the Greater Toronto area.

 

Contact Bennett Law Chambers at (905) 890-0474 to arrange a consultation.

 

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