Family, Criminal, Regulatory, Appeals
North Bay Ontario Canada
(705) 476-6777

Experienced trial lawyer to represent you in Family Court

When mediation breaks down during divorce, and the only way to resolve such issues as custody, access, support, and property is through a courtroom trial, you'll want Shawn on your side. If family law proceedings have been commenced against you, or you wish to commence family law proceedings, Shawn can help clarify the situation and provide you with options and advice .

What is Family Law?

Family law is an area of the law that deals with family matters and domestic relations, including:

  • Marriage, civil unions such as common-law and domestic partnerships
  • Termination of relationships and related matters, including divorce, annulment, property settlements, alimony, child custody and visitation, child support and alimony awards.
  • Adoption and surrogacy
  • Child abuse and child abduction
  • Juvenile adjudication
  • Paternity testing and paternity fraud

In many jurisdictions, family courts have the most crowded dockets, and litigants include parties from across all social and economic classes.

In matrimonial litigation, when communication breaks down, Shawn provides legal strategies and tactics to help you protect yourself, your family, and your assets. Shawn does very well in high-conflict matters and thrives on being a champion for people who find themselves in a vulnerable and difficult position. Results-oriented, he gets things done by working long and hard for you to obtain the most favourable result in a cost-effective manner.

Highly respected by bench and bar, Shawn relishes the ability to be your advocate in the courtroom. He has an acute sensitivity to the difficulties people face when they're navigating the complex court system during a challenging time in their life. He is thoroughly empathetic and dedicated to working with you so that you obtain the best possible result.

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