Family Law Overview
At Baratz Law we understand that every family law dispute is unique and affects not just those directly involved in the case but the entire family. Our careful and detailed approach begins with a consultation so that we can clearly understand your situation and answer all of your questions. With more than 18 years of experience of practicing family law, Mr. Baratz has represented hundreds of family law clients who have faced and went through personal and emotional family issues such as separation, divorce, access, support and custody battles. Nothing is more emotional and serious than the custody and/or access (visitation) of one’s children. Recent legislative changes have been made in Family Law. For example, child custody is now known also as “Decision making” and access is known as “parenting time”. Spouses who have relied financially upon another spouse throughout their marriage or who have primary residency of a child may have the right to financial support. Child support is almost always ordered to a parent who has primary residence of a child and is based upon the Child Support Guidelines. Custodial rights of children can be a hotly contested matter and Mr. Baratz has successfully assisted many parents to obtain custody of their children. Baratz Law has also represented parents who find themselves entangled with various Children’s Aid Societies across Southern Ontario. We have been able to negotiate or litigate the return of children out of foster care to their parents or other family members. Child protection is one of the most if not the most profound area of law in Ontario – where children can be removed from their biological family and be placed for adoption. Contact Mr. Baratz for a confidential consultation today.