The Single Biggest Reason Why Some Spouses Win in Their Separation or Divorce and Others Don’t!
You’re about to uncover the single biggest reason why some spouses win in their separation or divorce and others don’t.
Hi, my name is Thomas O’Malley. I’m an experienced family lawyer in Durham Region and the GTA.
I didn’t buy it for a second when a man sitting beside watching his son play hockey said-
“I am paying my wife $600 a month in child support and no spousal support. And she barely let’s me see my son.
But here’s the thing, she’s even dragging me into family court for more money. Can you believe that?”
He then told me that he was married for 14 years and that he earned $165,000 a year.
“That’s your problem right there,” I told him. “What on earth on you talking about?” he asked.
I explained to him that he would have to pay a lot more than $600 a month for child support based on his higher annual income.
I also told him what I absolutely knew he did not want to hear: He would have to start paying spousal support to his wife since he has much higher income than his wife (she only made $45,000 a year).
“You’ve got to be kidding me,” he burst out saying to me.
I told him I was not kidding him.
His head sunk into his hands when he realized that I was telling him the truth.
I explained to him that his separation would only get worse since he had unreasonable expectations based on his situation.
He then sheepishly admitted to me that he had not even met with an experienced family lawyer to get their advice.
I told him that people might have some idea about Ontario family law since they read some stuff online and hear about what happened to their friends and others in their separation or divorce.
I explained to him that people can endure tons of pain and suffering and frustration become they don’t clearly explain how Ontario family law applies to their individual situation.
I told him further that reasonable expectations are the key to winning or succeeding a separation, divorce or family law case.
However, you can only understand what is reasonable and makes sense in your situation when you know how family law applies to your own situation.
For example, I said to him, “you can get more parenting time with your son than you realize. Don’t just listen to what your former wife tells you about how much time you can have with your son!
I cannot stress to you enough that you need the advice of an experienced family lawyer so that you have reasonable expectations about what makes sense and is realistically achievable in your case.”
Make sure you spend some time with your family lawyer discussing what is reasonably achievable in your case based on Ontario family law.
If you have any questions about your separation, divorce or family law case and you would like our help, there’s a few ways to contact our office. You can leave a message on my Facebook law office page, visit my website at www.canadiandivorcelegaladvice.com, or call me directly at 905-434-8837. We would be happy to speak to you.
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