FAQ

We understand that being charged with a criminal offense can be very difficult and stressful. The criminal justice process may be quite lengthy and intimidating, as it may cause you difficulties with your employment, ability to travel, immigration status, and personal relationships. In determining the right lawyer for one’s cases, various factors are taken into consideration, among many is whether you and your lawyer are able to get along and have a frank, respectful, and open discussion about your legal problem. Considering this, the best lawyer for you will be someone you feel most comfortable working with and someone you feel can solve your criminal law problem both efficiently and effectively.

The Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, the Constitutional Acts, and Common law, have individual rights entrenched in them which protect us during our interactions with the police. It is important that you understand these rights, not only so that you can protect yourself, but also so that you know when you have to comply with the police’s demands. The following are among the rights you have:

      1. The right to Remain Silent
      2. The right to Be Promptly Informed of The Reason for Your Arrest, And the Right to Retain and Instruct Counsel Upon Arrest
      3. The right not to be arbitrarily Detained

Generally, a divorce is ordered by a judge of an Ontario Superior Court, upon application or litigation. Before being eligible for divorce, your marriage has to have among others broken down irretrievably, by separation for at least one year, your spouse has committed adultery, domestic assault, unreasonable behaviour by your spouse, etc. Typically, before a divorce is granted, there are a number of other legal issues to resolve first, including child custody, child support, spousal support and property division. These can be dealt with through negotiation, litigation, mediation, collaborative law, or arbitration. Each case is different and may require a different process to resolve the issues. We take the time to understand each client’s unique situation, needs, and desired outcomes in order to get the best possible results for our clients. Contact us to set up a consultation and to get your divorce process started.

Upon eliciting sufficient information from you, we will answer your immigration questions and provide you with legal advice.  Eliciting that information from you necessitates an understanding of your personal history, which may include; employment, education, travel, previous interactions with government officials, family background, and other facts. The amount of time and process of eliciting this information requires a consultation. On the other hand, some questions have short answers and may be answered by referring to the website: www.cic.gc.ca.  We would refer you to that website for questions that have short general answers.

Study Permits are required for foreign nationals who wish to study at a Canadian educational institution. For eligibility to study in Canada, you must have received an acceptance by an educational institution or school (including college or university) in Canada. You are responsible for your own expenses and educational fees. You must have proof that shows you are able to pay for your tuition, living, and transportation expenses.

Every parent has equal financial responsibility for supporting their children. The parent that the child lives with most of the time usually has most of the expenses of raising the child. The other parent must help with those expenses by paying money to the parent the child lives with. This payment is referred to as Child Support. The parent who pays child support is called the “payor” parent. Generally, the monthly child support amount will be based on the Federal or Provincial Child Support Guidelines and be guided by the number of children for whom support is payable and the income of the support payor.

We understand that you may have questions and issues requiring skilled and knowledgeable legal expertise, and taking into consideration the uniqueness of your individual situation; evaluating the amount of information required to elicit pieces of information and getting to know your situation, the time spent on rendering a detailed legal opinion or advice , it is required to pay for a consultation.

To learn how to best protect yourself from immigration fraud, read this article from the Canadian Immigration Website.