At Signature Law Office we provide outstanding legal services to our clients.
We understand the stress and anxiety of facing legal issues and processes. So, we want to make the legal process as uncomplicated for you as possible.
We take the time to answer your questions and inform you of your rights and options to alleviate your fears and anxieties.
We take the time to review all aspects of your case so that we may advocate for your best interests.
We place great emphasis on maintaining client relations and meeting our client’s expectations with our services.
Niky Talebiani is the founding lawyer of Signature Law Office. She is licensed and in good standing with the Law Society of Ontario as an Ontario lawyer. Niky has had many years of Family Law experience, advocating for her clients before the Ontario Court of Justice, Superior Court of Justice, and the Divisional Court. Niky’s second passion is Immigration Law, having come before the Refugee Protection Division, Refugee Appeal Division, Immigration Board and Immigration Appeal Division as well as having advocated for her clients at the Federal Court of Canada. Niky also provides pro bono services through the Refugee Sponsorship Support Program as part of the Refugee Hub.
Negotiations outside of Court is highly recommended when possible. Typically, this is through collaborative family law settings, wherein a four-way meeting takes place between the parties with their representatives. Typically negotiations outside of Court lead to domestic contracts. Ways to allow an easier and more structured method of approaching negotiations can be through mediation. Mediation Agreements can be binding as well. Alternatively, there is also the option of arbitration, which is similar to a formal trial in court and where the end result is a binding and enforceable decision by a impartial third-party.
Child support calculations are determined by the Child Support Guidelines which take into consideration income and parenting arrangements. The Guidelines list child support Table amounts. But child support factors also consider the age and dependent/independence of the child. Further, on top of the Table amount, there is also a payment referred to as section 7 or Special and Extraordinary payments, that have to do with other expenses of the child, including extra curricular, medical (including dental), and child care costs, among others. Section 7 expenses are also found in the Child Support Guidelines.
Spousal support is dependent on a variety of factors and is not an automatic right and is not restricted solely to married couples. It may be based on the need of one party for financial support due to the relationship breakdown; compensation; or, as per a written agreement (or domestic contract) between the parties.
Family Law does not provide monetary compensation for violence, abuse or psychological circumstances that derived out of the relationship. Compensation for personal injury or psychological harm may need to be sought in an alternative proceeding, such as in Civil Court.
Common law division of property differs from a married couple’s situation as it is not legislated. The factors that are considered are dependent on the specific relationship. However, such things as the length of the relationship, the co-mingling of assets, or if one party has gained a benefit to the detriment of the other party, among other things, are considered.
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