Family Law cases are becoming increasingly complex and difficult and require the attention of knowledgeable, sophisticated and seasoned counsel. Miller Thomson’s Family Law team members are action- and results-oriented. Our lawyers have significant experience and practical expertise in recognizing and managing the range of family law issues which can arise in the context of marriage or relationship breakdown. This can include unmarried spouses, separation, divorce including the myriad of issues involving children, such as, custody and access, child and spousal support, and property division issues. Our lawyers are knowledgeable about all forms of dispute resolution to deal effectively and proactively with the many issues, including Court proceedings, trials, motions and appeals, collaboration, mediation, arbitration and negotiation. We focus on our clients’ best interests in working towards an efficient, fair and effective result in as speedy and economical manner as is possible.
Not all of our work involves marriage or relationship breakdown. Our Family Law team is knowledgeable and experienced in advising and negotiating marriage contracts, cohabitation agreements, adoptions, international matters, and related matters. We regularly work with estate planning and financial planning specialists to assist our client meet their objectives.
We strive to take the time to understand who you are, and what your case entails, and explain your legal options, so you can make informed decisions based on your unique situation. Our goal is to provide the best possible outcome for you in a timely and cost-effective manner. As a national firm which provides full and complete services to our clients in most areas of law, we have an extensive roster of specialists to provide additional support in areas such as tax, real estate, wills and estates, and commercial transactions.
Our Family Law team is experienced in family law matters such as:
- Divorce and Separation
- Custody and Access
- Child and Spousal Support
- Child Protection Matters
- Property Division
- Separation Agreements
- Marriage Contracts
- Cohabitation Agreements
- Collaborative Law
- Common Relationships
- Same Sex Relationships
- Grandparent access
- International custody and access matters
Miller Thomson lawyers recognized in The Best Lawyers in Canada 2019
In the just released 2019 edition of The Best Lawyers in Canada, 144 Miller Thomson lawyers from across the country have been recognized for their expertise in 47 areas of law. This includes 6 lawyers who were awarded “Lawyer of the Year” in...
Miller Thomson continues strategic growth
Miller Thomson recognizes that the complexities of today’s business landscape increasingly call for legal solutions that span multiple disciplines and jurisdictions. With a continued focus on building our national platform, we are pleased to welcome the following lawyers who have...
Miller Thomson lawyers recognized in The Best Lawyers in Canada 2017
126 Miller Thomson lawyers from across the country and in numerous areas of law have been recognized for their expertise in the 2017 edition of The Best Lawyers in Canada. This result is up from 122 lawyers ranked last year....
Roger Lepage listed as “Local litigation star” in Saskatchewan by Benchmark Canada
Congratulations to Roger Lepage, senior partner in the Regina office, for being listed as a “Local litigation star” in the province of Saskatchewan, in the areas of employment and family law. Roger has over 30 years experience and has appeared as...
Lisa Walters appointed President of Middlesex Family Law Association
Wil Doran and Lisa Walters profiled in London Free Press
Wil Doran and Lisa Walters are profiled in the Enterprise feature of the London Free Press. Read the article: Miller Thomson Family Law – Compassionate and Vigorous Representation
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Joanne Biron et l’équipe Droit de la famille offrent une conférence sur la pension alimentaire
Joanne Biron, Stéphanie Herbert et Stéphanie Tremblay du groupe Droit de la famille offriront à l’été 2018 une conférence à plusieurs cabinets juridiques et comptables, entreprises et autres groupes de professionnels du grand Montréal. Cette formation de deux heures portera...
Roger Lepage, Romain Baudemont and Jonathan Martin speak at Saskatchewan CBA Mid-winter Meeting
Roger Lepage, Romain Baudemont and Jonathan Martin will present “L’obligation alimentaire des beaux-parents” at the CBA Mid-winter meeting at the Delta Hotel in Regina, SK.
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Patricia Fourcand sera intervenante lors du colloque « Le Droit International de la Famille dans tous ses États »
Patricia Fourcand sera intervenante lors du colloque « Le Droit International de la Famille dans tous ses États » qui se déroulera le 15 et 16 juin à Toulouse. Pour plus de détails, consultez ce lien.
Patricia Fourcand speaks on Religion, Ethnic Origin and Family Law
Patricia Fourcand will act as a speaker during a breakfast seminar hosted by the Canadian Bar Association on May 17, 2017. Her conference is entitled “Religion, Ethnic Origin and Family Law”.
Gordon Plottel speaks on financial issues in family law
Gordon Plottel is a presenter at the Continuing Legal Education Society of BC’s course on Advanced Financial Issues in Family Law. He speaks on a panel discussing “Management of Excluded Property in a Post-V.J.F. World”.
Patricia Fourcand lectures at matrimonial lawyers conference
Patricia Fourcand presents “Race, Religion and Family Law” at the International Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (IAML) USA and Canadian Chapter Meeting.
Family Law Basics – Let’s Talk Spousal and Child Support
The latest developments in the areas of spousal and child support will be discussed during this breakfast conference. You will be able to know more about a host of subjects, including the determination of one’s income to establish the maintenance allowance,...
Family Law Issues in Estate Planning
Patricia Fourcand and Nathalie Marchand deliver a presentation entitled “Family Law Issues in Estate Planning” during a breakfast and conference organized by RBC Dominion Securities Inc., D’Amico Family Wealth Management Group on March 19th 2014 at 1 Place Ville-Marie, 41st floor at 8h30....
Patricia Fourcand attends the Women Leadership Forum
To view the invitation, please click here (French Only)
Patricia Fourcand profiled by Excellence in 2018 cohort of Quebec business leaders
As a partner at the Canadian law firm Miller Thomson, Patricia Fourcand serves a clientele composed mainly of business people, professionals, employers and senior executives, focusing on family law and international matrimonial law. Throughout her 20-year career, she has been involved...
L’adoption internationale : casse-tête pour les futurs parents ou processus visant la protection des enfants?
Éditions Yvon Blais
Commentaire sur la décision A. c. Québec (Procureur général), sub nom.
La délocalisation des enfants : accorder ou refuser le déménagement, telle est la question!
Éditions Yvon Blais
Planning Issues and Opportunities for Family Members with Disabilities
2010 CALU Associate Member Forum