Hamilton Family Law Lawyer, Ontario


Includes: Collaborative Law, Domestic Violence & Neglect, Paternity, Prenuptial Agreements

Robert  Findlay Lawyer

Robert Findlay

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Accident & Injury, Personal Injury, Motorcycle Accident, Car Accident, Slip & Fall Accident

Rob has deep roots in the Hamilton area and cares greatly about the community. He understands that when someone is seriously injured they are extremel... (more)

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905-522-9799

Karen Rosalee Caroline Cunningham Lawyer

Karen Rosalee Caroline Cunningham

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Divorce & Family Law, Estate Administration, Business

Ms. Cunningham holds an Honours Degree in Political Science graduating Summa Cum Laude, First-Class Standing, from McMaster University in Hamilton, On... (more)

Susan  Alalade Lawyer

Susan Alalade

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Divorce & Family Law, Estate, Immigration, Real Estate, Commercial Real Estate

Susan Alalade studied at the University of Benin where she had a Bachelor of Law. She continued studying at the Nigerian Law School for 1 year and obt... (more)

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905-454-4791

Anamika  Sinha Lawyer

Anamika Sinha

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Real Estate, Divorce & Family Law, Estate

Anamika Sinha provides dedicated and quality legal services for our clients in the areas of Drafting, Immigration, Collaborative Family law, Child and... (more)

Peter  Cho Lawyer

Peter Cho

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Accident & Injury, Wrongful Death, Slip & Fall Accident, Personal Injury, Insurance
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Peter is a Partner with Smitiuch Injury Law and has exclusively worked as an injury and wrongful death lawyer his entire career. He has extensive know... (more)

Megan Michelle Johnston Lawyer

Megan Michelle Johnston

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Accident & Injury, Wrongful Death, Slip & Fall Accident, Car Accident, Personal Injury
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Ms. Megan Johnston is an Associate Lawyer at Smitiuch Injury Law. After articling with the firm, she was Called to the Bar on June 20, 2014. She will ... (more)

Luke  Hamer Lawyer

Luke Hamer

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Accident & Injury, Personal Injury, Car Accident, Wrongful Death, Insurance

Luke Hamer is an Associate Lawyer at Smitiuch Injury Law and exclusively practices in the area of personal injury and wrongful death. Luke has act... (more)

Shawn  Snider Lawyer

Shawn Snider

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Accident & Injury, Car Accident, Personal Injury, Wrongful Death, Insurance
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Shawn Snider is an Associate Lawyer at Smitiuch Injury Law. After articling with the firm, he was Called to the Bar on June 25, 2019. He will be wor... (more)

Mohamed S Elbassiouni Lawyer

Mohamed S Elbassiouni

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Accident & Injury

Mohamed Elbassiouni is a Personal Injury Lawyer and heads up the Accident Benefits team with a special interest in cases involving catastrophic impair... (more)

Harrison Simon Jordan Lawyer

Harrison Simon Jordan

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General Practice

Harrison Jordan is the Founder and Managing Lawyer at Substance Law, a law firm with a focus on Canadian legal matters related to regulated substances... (more)

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LEGAL TERMS

ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE

An order from a judge that directs a party to come to court and convince the judge why she shouldn't grant an action proposed by the other side or by the judge ... (more...)
An order from a judge that directs a party to come to court and convince the judge why she shouldn't grant an action proposed by the other side or by the judge on her own (sua sponte). For example, in a divorce, at the request of one parent a judge might issue an order directing the other parent to appear in court on a particular date and time to show cause why the first parent should not be given sole physical custody of the children. Although it would seem that the person receiving an order to show cause is at a procedural disadvantage--she, after all, is the one who is told to come up with a convincing reason why the judge shouldn't order something--both sides normally have an equal chance to convince the judge to rule in their favor.

QUALIFIED MEDICAL CHILD SUPPORT ORDER (QMSCO)

A court order that provides health benefit coverage for the child of the noncustodial parent under that parent's group health plan.

MINOR

In most states, any person under 18 years of age. All minors must be under the care of a competent adult (parent or guardian) unless they are 'emancipated'--in ... (more...)
In most states, any person under 18 years of age. All minors must be under the care of a competent adult (parent or guardian) unless they are 'emancipated'--in the military, married or living independently with court permission. Property left to a minor must be handled by an adult until the minor becomes an adult under the laws of the state where he or she lives.

SPLIT CUSTODY

A custody arrangement in the case of multiple children, awarding sole custody of one child to one parent and sole custody of another child to the other parent. ... (more...)
A custody arrangement in the case of multiple children, awarding sole custody of one child to one parent and sole custody of another child to the other parent. This arrangement is generally disfavored by judges because they are reluctant to split up siblings.

IN CAMERA

Latin for 'in chambers.' A legal proceeding is 'in camera' when a hearing is held before the judge in her private chambers or when the public is excluded from t... (more...)
Latin for 'in chambers.' A legal proceeding is 'in camera' when a hearing is held before the judge in her private chambers or when the public is excluded from the courtroom. Proceedings are often held in camera to protect victims and witnesses from public exposure, especially if the victim or witness is a child. There is still, however, a record made of the proceeding, typically by a court stenographer. The judge may decide to seal this record if the material is extremely sensitive or likely to prejudice one side or the other.

PATERNITY SUIT

A lawsuit to determine the identity of the father of a child born outside of marriage, and to provide for the support of the child once the identity of the fath... (more...)
A lawsuit to determine the identity of the father of a child born outside of marriage, and to provide for the support of the child once the identity of the father has been determined.

COMMON LAW MARRIAGE

In some states, a type of marriage in which couples can become legally married by living together for a long period of time, representing themselves as a marrie... (more...)
In some states, a type of marriage in which couples can become legally married by living together for a long period of time, representing themselves as a married couple and intending to be married. Contrary to popular belief, the couple must intend to be married and act as though they are for a common law marriage to take effect -- merely living together for a long time won't do it.

FITNESS

The ability of a prospective adoptive parent to provide for the best interests of a child. A court may consider many aspects of the prospective parents' lives i... (more...)
The ability of a prospective adoptive parent to provide for the best interests of a child. A court may consider many aspects of the prospective parents' lives in evaluating their fitness to adopt a child, including financial stability, marital stability, career obligations, other children, physical and mental health and criminal history.

BEST INTERESTS (OF THE CHILD)

The test that courts use when deciding who will take care of a child. For instance, an adoption is allowed only when a court declares it to be in the best inter... (more...)
The test that courts use when deciding who will take care of a child. For instance, an adoption is allowed only when a court declares it to be in the best interests of the child. Similarly, when asked to decide on custody issues in a divorce case, the judge will base his or her decision on the child's best interests. And the same test is used when judges decide whether a child should be removed from a parent's home because of neglect or abuse. Factors considered by the court in deciding the best interests of a child include: age and sex of the child mental and physical health of the child mental and physical health of the parents lifestyle and other social factors of the parents emotional ties between the parents and the child ability of the parents to provide the child with food, shelter, clothing and medical care established living pattern for the child concerning school, home, community and religious institution quality of schooling, and the child's preference.