Come to the Maggio Walk-in Law Firm for trustworthy, efficient service and guaranteed prices. We practice family law in Windsor, along with other areas of the law (view our list of services below). Whether you are facing a separation or divorce, child protection, support or custody issues, or the excitement of adoption, our experienced family lawyers can help you. We offer exceptional law services at reasonable prices, and that is something to smile about. Come in today and ask about our 10% smile discount!
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Maggio Walk-in Law Firm’s family lawyers in Windsor are trained in certain areas of family law. Windsor families can count on us to handle divorce and separation, family justice services, child custody matters, child support issues, and child protection and adoption. Whether you are married, engaged, cohabitating, getting separated or divorced, or attempting to have or adopt a child, Ontario family law applies to you. We can help you understand your rights and responsibilities under the law and protect those rights!
Child Custody – For instance, if you are considering getting divorced or separated and you have children, you will be expected under the law to devise a parenting plan. This parenting plan will involve where your child lives, how much time they spend with each parent, and which parent makes the big decisions about how the child is raised. If the parents cannot come to an agreement on a parenting plan, a judge may be appointed to make the decisions for the child or children.
Child Support – In the event of divorce or separation, one or the other parents will be responsible for the financial needs of the dependent child/children (aged 18 or under). Child support usually is paid by the parent who does not live with the child. In the case of a biological father who never married the child’s mother or lived with the child, he still has a legal duty to help support his child. The amount of child support paid is based on the income of the non-custodial parent. It may be necessary to go to court if the parents cannot agree on the amount of child support needed.
Child Protection – Under Ontario’s Child and Family Services Act, child protection agencies are tasked with the job of investigating suspected cases of abuse or neglect. If the child protection investigator decides that a youngster needs protection, a court application may be launched against the parents, and the child could be removed from the home. Ontario has 53 children’s aid societies.
Adoption – Provincial law regulates adoption in Canada, which means that in Ontario, The Child and Family Services Act and Intercountry Adoption Act of 1998 primarily apply to our adoptions. Ontario’s Ministry of Children and Youth Services permits public, private and international adoptions. In order to adopt a child, parents are expected to participate in a home study to assess if your family and living conditions can reasonably support an adopted child. Also, adoptive parents must undergo a training program to prepare them for the task of raising an adoptive child.
Divorce and Separation – Legally ending your marriage in Ontario is different than simply separating, and we can help you understand your rights and obligations. Dissolution of your marriage by the courts will affect several areas of your life, including your children (if any), your property and your finances. The courts require that you prove your marriage is over by showing 1) a year-long separation, 2) an extra-marital sexual relationship or 3) that your spouse has been mentally or physically cruel to you. We can help you file a divorce agreement in court when you’re ready to divorce.
Family Justice Services – These are services for families facing separation or divorce in Ontario. They include family mediation, Family Law Information Centres (FLICs), supervised access services, Mandatory Information Programs, The Family Court Support Worker Program, and services provided by the Office of the Children’s Lawyer. We can help you gain access to any of these services.