One of the most difficult challenges a family can face is separation or divorce
. You and your spouse may have concerns, both personal and legal, that compete with one another, which affects the children, financial matters, and your future.
Dawn Bennett, with her experience in the use of mediations, strategic negotiations, collaborative law, and contested court proceedings, helps many individuals successfully resolve their family law disputes
. Dawn practices with a great deal of understanding and empathy, using a listening ear and strong negotiation skills to protect the interests of her clients.
Within Dawn’s family law practice, services include, but are not limited to:
- Collaborative Family Law
- Child protection
- Child support
- Child custody
- Child access and visitation
- Grandparent’s rights
- Paternity disputes
- Separation agreements
- Legal opinion on foreign divorce for those desiring to remarry in Canada
- Division of family property
- Spousal support
- Strategic negotiations
- Contested court proceedings
Collaborative Divorce is a service that offers a better option for many families. This process tends to facilitate mutually satisfying results for all parties involved. In this process, lawyers for each spouse are committed to achieving a suitable settlement without a court hearing. Negotiations are conducted in a way that is dignified, respectful, and principled, and there is a signed agreement between all parties stating that the case will not be taken to court.
There is a significant benefit to a Collaborative Divorce
over contested court proceedings. In the latter, the decision-making power lies with the judge, and can have permanent consequences for clients’ families. In the Collaborative Divorce, the clients retain control over the final details of their divorce settlement.
We understand that family legal matters can be stressful, and have a lasting impact. Dawn Bennett has a strong background in serving clients’ various needs in the area of family law. Our Mississauga law office serves the areas of Oakville, Brampton, and Greater Toronto. To arrange a consultation with Dawn Bennett, contact us via phone, email, or through our online form.