Resolving Interjurisdictional Custody Child Abductions

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There are times during separation and divorce proceedings, as well as afterwards, where one parent might ignore court ordered custody and access agreements, and decide to take matters into their own hands. These situations typically result when one parent feels slighted, upset, or angry at the other and the actual amount of time they are… Read more »

SPOUSAL SUPPORT

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One of the primary financial concerns for those starting the divorce process is the issue of spousal support, which is often referred to as alimony. Whether you are likely to be the recipient or the payor of spousal support, it is important to have a lawyer who understands the various nuances of the spousal support… Read more »

SEPARATION AND DIVORCE

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The decision to end a marriage relationship is perhaps one of the most difficult decisions you will ever make. At this stressful and often confusing time, many questions arise surrounding the divorce and separation process. At Kain & Ball, our experienced team of legal professionals will guide you through the separation and divorce process, answering… Read more »

MEDIATION SERVICES

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Anita Kain is an experienced mediator who has assisted numerous parties, both represented by counsel and unrepresented to achieve final resolutions to their family law disputes. Ms. Kain’s extensive experience as a family law lawyer coupled with her creativity with problem-solving make her an excellent choice of mediator to settle your family law dispute.

MARRIAGE CONTRACTS (PRENUPTIAL AGREEMENTS) AND COHABITATION AGREEMENTS

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Marriage Contracts (often referred to as prenuptial agreements) and Cohabitation Agreements are domestic contracts which couples can use to define, expand, or limit their rights and obligations in Family Law which arise from their relationships. For instance, a Marriage Contract or Cohabitation agreement can address obligations such as spousal support and potential property claims so… Read more »

LITIGATION

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In cases where negotiations prove unsuccessful, and mediation or other forms of alternate dispute resolution are not appropriate, you may have to look to the courts for assistance. Kain & Ball is ready to help with seasoned trial lawyers. Subject to your circumstances, it may be necessary to commence legal proceedings against the other party… Read more »

INTERJURISDICTIONAL CUSTODY AND ACCESS DISPUTES AND MOBILITY ISSUES

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As globalization becomes the norm, individuals, and more particularly families, move more frequently and freely than ever before; crossing local and international borders alike. As a result, there has been an increasingly urgent need for the law relating to families to extend beyond traditional borders and address the issues presented by these new “international” families… Read more »

DIVISION OF PROPERTY

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Upon separation, married spouses are entitled to an equalization of their net family property. This means that they are entitled, not to the division of the property itself, but to the equalization of the value of the property. The process involves the application of a specific calculation which is set out in detail in the… Read more »

CUSTODY OF AND ACCESS TO CHILDREN

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If you have children, and are going through the process of a separation or divorce, perhaps the greatest cause of stress and discord are the questions surrounding what will happen to the children following the breakdown of your marriage. Who will have custody? Where will the children live during the separation? How will they be… Read more »

CHILD SUPPORT

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The Federal Child Support Guidelines (the Guidelines) were enacted, among other reasons, in order to provide some certainty with respect to the financial support of children. This piece of legislation provides insight on who must pay child support, the quantum of child support which must paid, and for how long children are eligible to receive… Read more »