For most people, family matters most, and family issues like parenting time, parental responsibilities, guardianship, spousal and child support, and whether safety concerns or inappropriate behaviour necessitate a conduct or protection order, are often difficult to resolve. Matthew is happy to help you with your family law related issues, questions, and concerns. Please schedule a consultation with Matthew for more information.
We must protect families, we must protect children, who have inalienable rights and should be loved, should be taken care of physically and mentally, and should not be brought into the world only to suffer." – Indira Gandhi
Matthew offers a limited representation pay as you go structure without a retainer fee for many types of family related cases. Matthew also accepts Legal Aid. For private paying clients, Matthew's hourly rate applies.
Children are the world's most valuable resource and its best hope for the future." – John F. Kennedy
On an as requested basis, Matthew can provide or assist you with: a written legal opinion on single or multiple issues; the preparation and filing of documents including a notice of family claim, response, counterclaim, response to counterclaim, reply, or other required or optional legal documentation; mediation and/or negotiation; examination for discovery; settlement; trial; and, more.
Your children need your presence more than your presents." – Jesse Jackson
With well drafted and detailed affidavits and documentation accompanied by case law research, Matthew can help you show the opposing party that you have a strong case.
There are no absolute and untrammeled rights under the Rules. Every right under the Rules, being a procedural right, is subject to the overriding power of the Supreme Court to prevent its procedure being oppressive to any person who is within its jurisdiction. Every process of the court is capable of being abused.” – Justice Southin
Matthew's education and experience combined with his ability to quickly identify strengths and weaknesses in your case will help you decide whether you should attempt to settle or go to trial.
A good compromise is one where everybody makes a contribution.” – Angela Merkel