The family lawyers of North Shore Law are here to help you navigate periods of transition in your life.

Whether you are moving in with your partner or considering proposing, a parent welcoming a child or planning for their inheritance, a couple redefining property rights or former spouses trying to resolve a dispute, you can depend on us for practical legal advice and steadfast support.

At the beginning of a relationship: We can help you define a family law agreement to provide clarity around the ownership and management of assets and liabilities during your relationship. This agreement will regulate property ownership, debt management and support obligations, should the relationship end. 

At the end of a relationship: Ending a relationship can be difficult and create uncertainty about what the future holds. We can remove much of that uncertainty by providing you with intelligent, practical legal advice. We will help you see the road ahead and access the resources you need to get to where you want to be. 

Our lawyers are skilled negotiators, ready to advocate for your best interests. We can draft a separation agreement that will serve as a roadmap for resolving the dispute while meeting your needs. We will strive to resolve disputes early on, while protecting your interests, through collaboration and mediation, where appropriate.

In some situations, litigation is the only way to ensure that our clients’ interests are protected. Our family lawyers are fierce, determined and successful advocates for our clients, at all levels of court. 

In cases of family violence, we will work to obtain protection orders for you or your child. We can also help you obtain urgent orders restraining access to or disposition of property. We will be there to provide you with support and advice during this difficult time.

Tailored legal services for your unique family law needs:

Every family is different and dynamic. As we move through life, families change, and so do the needs of the family. Whether you are at the beginning of a relationship, transitioning to a new phase, or coming to the end of a relationship, our family lawyers can help you to identify, understand, and protect your needs and those of your family.

Our family lawyers are trained in all types of dispute resolution. As experienced litigators, collaborative family lawyers, mediators, and parenting coordinators, we will work with you to ensure that your rights, safety, and entitlements are protected.

Our experienced family lawyers can assist you with:

  • Family law contracts (cohabitation, pre-nuptial, marriage, and separation agreements)
  • Adoption
  • Asset protection, tax planning, and preservation of assets
  • Separation and divorce
  • Guardianship, parenting plans, and parenting responsibilities
  • Child support and spousal support
  • Division of family property and family debt
  • Protection orders, conduct order, restraining orders, and emergency relief

Our family law services include:

  • Litigation
  • Collaborative process
  • Parenting coordination
  • Mediation