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Family Law

Separation and Divorce

Separation and divorce are already difficult and stressful decisions. We are dedicated to help you obtain your interests, whether those include negotiating terms of the separation into a Separation Agreement or taking the matter to Court. From uncomplicated simple divorce to complex issues and disputes, we are here to help and advocate for you.

Court Proceedings and litigation

Court can be stressful and expensive. However, it is also necessary and unavoidable at times. We understand the effects of court proceedings and our goal is to ease you through these difficult times.

It is important to remember, however, the processes for initiating court may be different in different circumstances such as: what the issues are and whether you’ve already been in court, had an agreement or a final order. We are here to provide you advice on court proceedings and advocate for your rights at the Ontario Court of Justice and Superior Court of Justice.

If you are disputing an existing Order, this may mean proceedings at the appellant courts as well. Our office can guide you through the complex processes of Appeals for final or temporary Orders.

Domestic Contracts

Most are familiar with Separation Agreements and Cohabitation Agreements. Our office is well versed with the tools to provide negotiation to settle all issues during the separation process.

However, aside from Separation Agreements, at any time after deciding to enter into a marriage or cohabitation partnership, you and your spouse or partner can agree to the terms of the marriage or partnership through a Marriage Contract (otherwise called “prenuptial agreement” or “prenup”) or Cohabitation Agreement.

It may be a good idea to outline the terms of your relationship with your partner and our team is here to help in explaining what can and cannot be included in such contracts as well as the drafting and execution of such agreements.

Our Areas of Expertise within Family Law
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Contracts
  • Domestic Violence
  • Parenting & Decision-making (formerly known as Child Custody)
  • Parenting Time (formerly known as Child Access)
  • Child Support
  • Spousal Support Beneficiary
  • Property and Asset disputes and division (or Equalization)
  • Variations in Court Orders or Agreements
  • Appeals

Corporate/Commercial and Small Business Law

Starting a small business is stressful, time consuming, and can be expensive. The registration process can be confusing and daunting.

We are simplifying the process by providing everything necessary to get your small business off the ground in a timely, cost effective manner.

We handle drafting articles of incorporation, Shareholder Agreements, Director’s Resolutions, and everything else necessary to get your small business registered so that you can hit the ground running.

Signature Law is also equipped to handle small mergers and acquisitions to grow your business. We are ready and able to handle due diligence investigations and all other necessary steps if expanding is your priority.

Overall, we recognize that starting a small business or expanding your business is scary and can be expensive.

We aim to alleviate your stress by providing you with timely, cost effective service to start your business or expand it.

Real Estate Law

Our office is equipped to help you smoothly transition through the real estate process. Buying and selling a home is an important step in life, and the process requires diligent attention to detail. Whether you are purchasing or selling, we can assist you with your conveyancing needs.

At Signature Law, we strive to provide you with outstanding, cost effective conveyancing services. Buying and selling are exciting times so let us worry about the details while you enjoy this exciting time in your life.

Wills and Estate Planning

Estate planning is an important step in life. At Signature Law, we provide Estate Planning by walking you through the process, and providing you with sound advice in relation to all Estate Planning documents.

It is important that your last wishes are appropriately outlined in accordance with law. We work co-operatively with you to ensure that your wishes are reflected in your Will, Health Care Directives, and Powers of Attorney. We work with you to ensure that the process is easy, timely, and cost effective.

Note on Will kits: Will kits are increasingly becoming more popular among individuals. While these may seem cheaper and less cumbersome than hiring a lawyer to complete your Estate Planning, please consider that these kits often do not account for legal intricacies, and they largely ignore important details.

Do not leave your loved ones in a position in which they have a lengthy court process after your death because of an inadequate Will Kit.

Immigration Law

Some of the key objectives of the Immigration Refugee Protection Act are, but are not limited to:

  • to reunite families (Immigration and Refugee Protection Act, s. 3(1)(d));
  • to “facilitate the entry” into Canada of visitors, students, and temporary works (Immigration and Refugee Protection Act, s. 3(1)(g)); and,
  • “to permit Canada to pursue the maximum social, cultural and economic benefits of immigration” (Immigration and Refugee Protection Act, s. 3(1)(a)).

The Canadian immigration Act also includes positive objectives towards refugee claimants, including but not limited to, “recognizing that the refugee program is in the first instance about saving lives and offering protection to the displaced and persecuted” (Immigration and Protection Act, s. 3(2)(a)).

We understand that immigration into Canada and integration into Canadian society and workplace is difficult in and of its own. Our aim is to help alleviate some of the stress associated with this process, working towards obtaining your immigration status in the most efficient way possible while still providing you with top legal services.

Advocating for your Rights in Immigration Tribunals and the Federal Court

(a) Rejections and review of decisions at:

  • Immigration and Refugee Board (IRB) Hearings and Applications
  • Immigration Appeal Division (IAD) Hearings and Applications
  • Detention Review Hearings
  • Advocating before Tribunals and the Court

(b) Obtaining Reasons, decisions, recordings and examinations of evidence and Immigration Officers

Aiding in the Refugee Process
  • Refugee claim within Canada
  • Group of five Sponsorships
  • Bringing the claim before Refugee Protection Division
  • Appealing a negative decision to the Refugee Appeal Division
  • Seeking Judicial Review of a negative decision before the Federal Court of Canada
Corporate Immigration

(a) LMIA or LMIA-exempt Applications

(b) Investor Class or Provincial Nominee Class

Obtaining Permanent or Temporary Status

Our team has extensive experience helping clients with the following programs:

  • Visitor Visas
  • Business visas
  • Work Permits
  • Sponsorships
  • Express Entry
  • Permanent Residence
  • Citizenship

Our firm works directly with Visa Time Immigration, an office dealing solely on your temporary and permanent status applications to make this process more affordable and accessible to you. Please click here to access Visa Time Immigration and start your immigration process!

Other Areas of Law

General Legal Services
  • Power of Attorney
  • Commissioner of Oaths and Affidavits
  • Notary Public
  • Certified True Copies
  • Contract Review
  • Independent Legal Advice