OTHER AREAS OF LAW
Many clients find it particularly helpful to have the office that is familiar with their family law or personal injury matter also assist them with their criminal law issue. In many cases, family and criminal matters are interconnected. Many criminal lawyers do not understand the family law system, and may make decisions in your criminal case which harm your family case. It can be helpful on both sides for a lawyer who is skilled in both areas of practice to ensure that neither proceeding is neglected.
Our office has dealt with a broad variety of criminal cases, including assaults, cases involving domestic violence, fraud, theft, mischief, possession of weapons or controlled substances, intoxication and impaired driving, and other such cases.
With certain complicated matters and in cases where a long period of jail time is considered a possibility, we have a network of trusted criminal lawyers that we can recommend at your request.
If your employer has acted in a manner which breaches either your statutory or your common-law rights, you may have a cause to take action through the legal system. Some common examples of such incidents are when an employee has been wrongfully dismissed from his or her job, or has been provided with a proposal for “restructuring” which seriously reduces his or her responsibilities and/or salary.
Often, a client is presented with an offer that they are expected to accept or reject within a very short time frame. Where one has been employed for a long period of time, this may be a stressful and confusing time for you and your family.
In the event that you are provided with a proposal for your consideration, we request that you contact our office as soon as possible. We will make our best efforts to meet with you in a timely fashion to accommodate your deadline.
Wills and Estates
If you are in need of a new will, an update to your old will, or simply more information about your final wishes, we invite you to contact our office to discuss. Our office has assisted many clients with the preparation and updating of wills, and with the administration of estates upon the death of a loved one. Executors and trustees usually require the assistance of a skilled professional with certain basic steps required by, for example, banks and mortgage providers, to ensure that the deceased’s estate passes cleanly and without difficulty to his or her beneficiaries, and to ensure that his or her last wishes and directions are honoured.
Our offices have skilled staff to assist you in the preparation of your will, and secure, fireproof storage facilities for your most precious of documents.
Small Claims Court
Many litigation matters do not require the complex procedures and lengthy timelines of the upper courts. If your claim is of a total value of less than twenty-five thousand dollars, small claims court may be the appropriate forum for your litigation needs.
Please contact our office to enquire further.
Other areas of law
If you have an inquiry about a type of law not covered above, please do not hesitate to contact our office. We have assisted clients with all types of inquiries about the legal system and we will not hesitate to assist you directly if we are able, or otherwise to point you in the right direction towards the help you deserve.