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Recommending a good Family Lawyer in GTA

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Recommending a good Family Lawyer in GTA

Anyone could recommend a family lawyer. I am dealing with someone who has a bi-polar or narcissistic personality disorder. There is no parenting plan, nor have begun court process. I need someone that is cost effective since this someone will just continuously delay and/or argue.
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iceman2015 wrote:
Dec 2nd, 2017 10:00 pm
Anyone could recommend a family lawyer. I am dealing with someone who has a bi-polar or narcissistic personality disorder. There is no parenting plan, nor have begun court process. I need someone that is cost effective since this someone will just continuously delay and/or argue.
I can recommend one from Hamilton, who does Family law, and is also a sitting judge (not family law). He charges $400/hour (though it may be higher now).
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Are you working with CAS?
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Cost effective?
Hahhahaha yeah .... good luck :(

Just going through this with my SO’s Ex wife and its a nightmare; even when it “smooth”, it’s not :(

And you have the extra layer of psycholocal/mental disorders.

As a side, please ensure you’re using medically diagnosed labels; every single one of my now-divorced girlfriends called their ex narcissists.
Every. Single. One.
And funny enough, my SO’s ex calls him one too. It’s the most overly used phrases I’ve ever heard in my adult life, to describe an ex.
and I know lawyers would agree.
Just tred on that one very carefully. It makes a partner sound unstable when they’re labeling their ex ... even if it true to some extent. Just a word of the wise.

Anyways,
Judges and lawyers have very little/no empathy for ex’s who use labels like that. They don’t give a sh*t.

Just make sure you’re documenting everything.
Absolutely everything. Because it’s just going to be tons of back and forth. You’ll be paying a lawyer to basically letigate something that’s almost impossible to enforce.

You don’t need a lawyer to put a case together.
Find a family mediator.
They’re a quarter of the price and that’s all you need.
What court process are you speaking of?

What exactly do you want to accomplish?
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I'm not working for CAS.

I'm trying to be the civil person however ex is just making false accusations. we have gone with mediation before but the mediator has stated that we are too far apart in our conditions. I did have a conversation separately with this mediator and she said that ex has controlling issues and we needed to get an arbitrator or judge to take this away. So that option isn't of help as I would have suspected.

Essentially what I want is to have a parenting plan in place, and get more access than just seeing my daughter once a week.

Oh I should probably is there a good lawyer that is familiar in the Newmarket court.
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iceman2015 wrote:
Dec 9th, 2017 8:33 am
Oh I should probably is there a good lawyer that is familiar in the Newmarket court.
HHL Laywers. Likely not cheap though.
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It’s more important you find a lawyer you click with rather than focus on the firm. You will be sharing a lot about yourself. Don’t be afraid to interview a few people even if it costs money to do so.
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iceman2015 wrote:
Dec 9th, 2017 8:33 am
I'm not working for CAS.

I'm trying to be the civil person however ex is just making false accusations. we have gone with mediation before but the mediator has stated that we are too far apart in our conditions. I did have a conversation separately with this mediator and she said that ex has controlling issues and we needed to get an arbitrator or judge to take this away. So that option isn't of help as I would have suspected.

Essentially what I want is to have a parenting plan in place, and get more access than just seeing my daughter once a week.

Oh I should probably is there a good lawyer that is familiar in the Newmarket court.
It sounds like you already know what you need; parenting schedule and basics around it.
Why not represent yourself?
Let your ex deal with her own representation.
You will probably be spending more money than you want to on spousal support (plus required child support), so save your $$ where you can.
I feel for you. Ex’s are such douchebags :(
I hope it all works out for you sooner than later.
For my partner, it took his ex almost 2 years to relax even a little bit; she’s still threatening not to allow the kids to see him/us, and we’re 2 months from it being 3 years.
Some OT’s are so angry about things (everything!) that they mindf*fk the dads’ for too long.
PM me if you need to vent, or would like the mediator that actually got things rolling (my BF and his nasty EX went through 2 mediators! One of them “ended their working relationship” because the EX wife was being impossible!!)i

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