Family Law Services

We help you navigate emotional and stressful times

Evolve Law practices exclusively Family Law and offers all of our services unbundled. This adds value and affordability. Unbundled services allow our clients to assess the risks and costs associated with each step of their journey.


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for all of our Family Law services

Flat rate billing allows clients to be informed of the amount they will pay for the legal work regardless of the hours required to complete the project.

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Regardless of the reason for divorce, this is likely an emotional and stressful time. In Canada, there are three legal grounds for divorce though two are very rarely used:


The most common ground for divorce is separation is when a couple has been living separately and apart for a minimum of one year. Spouses or partners don’t have to be in separate homes; separate bedrooms, meal times, and living spaces may be considered ‘living apart’ as well.


This is when one spouse has engaged in an affair. Suspicion alone is not enough for a judge to grant a divorce and evidence of infidelity will be required. Because of the evidence required, this ground often results in increased costs and delays.


Emotional or physical cruelty indicates a situation where living with the other spouse is intolerable. Evidence of cruelty is required for court proceedings and may be hard to acquire. Unless the cruelty has escalated to include medical or police reports, this ground often results in increased costs and delays.

This ground differs from provisions recently introduced under the Divorce Act respecting domestic violence. If you require more information regarding domestic abuse, please speak with one of our lawyers.

Whatever your reasons are for pursuing divorce, Evolve Family Law is here to support you and strive for an expeditious resolution.



When relationships end, it is not uncommon for the separation to cause financial stress on one of the two parties involved. When this occurs, the court can remediate the situation with different forms of financial support:

Spousal Support

The intent of spousal support (alimony) is to ensure the individual who becomes financially disadvantaged in the separation can maintain a similar quality of life to which they have become accustomed.

Several factors are considered when determining spousal support, such as sacrifices made during the relationship (e.g. did one spouse forego education to focus on raising children?), and the receiving party is expected to make reasonable efforts to become financially independent in the following years.

Child Support

It is a parent’s responsibility to provide for their children and the intent of child support is to ensure children have opportunities similar to what they would have experienced had their parents’ not divorced. Child support payments vary based on several factors, such as custody agreements and parental income.

Child support payments typically continue until the child is 18 years of age and may continue past this point if the child is attending school or is unable to provide for themselves due to a disability.

Child and spousal support may be eligible to renegotiate as income, custody, and living situations change. When these conversations arise, we are ready to help you navigate them.

Parenting & Access

It is always ideal when parents can mutually agree on the best plan for raising and spending time with their children. However, this isn’t always the case during a separation.

Our team will work to define a parenting plan that is beneficial to the well-being of both the children and the parents.

Parenting & access solutions are different for every family and we will navigate unique hurdles, such as long-distance parents, addictions, or special needs, along with you to support the best interests of your family.

We strive to reach solutions that are fair and expedient to promptly remove this stressor from your family’s daily life. 


When distributing property in a divorce, the first step is to determine which assets are considered family assets, business assets, or individual assets. While this is sometimes straightforward, legal representation is often needed to reach an agreement over which assets are considered to be family versus personal.

Other professionals, such as appraisers and realtors, can also become involved in this process when necessary. There may also be a period of extensive investigation if one party suspects there to be undisclosed assets.

The Evolve Family Law team is committed to assisting our clients in reaching a resolution that is both fair and efficient through this stressful time.

Adoption & Guardianship

The process of welcoming a child into your home and family is heartwarming, but it can also be challenging when it comes to legal proceedings. No matter what your situation entails, we are ready to discuss your options with you.


Whether an adoptive parent or a birth parent, our team is here to help you understand your rights and obligations as you navigate the complexities of adoption.

Regardless of the type of adoption you are pursuing (agency adoption, relative and step-parent adoption, out of province adoption, or contested adoption), the team at Evolve Family Law is here to handle the legalities of your situation so that your efforts can remain focused on your growing family.


While guardianship is usually maintained by an individual’s next of kin, there are times when this person is unavailable to undertake the responsibilities of a guardian. In this instance, another family member or concerned friend may apply for guardianship.

For concerns regarding guardianship of a child or guardianship and co-decision-making for dependent adults, the Evolve Family Law team has the experience to assist with your situation.

For more information on adoption and guardianship, reach out to our qualified team. We are more than happy to help you.


Interspousal Agreements

Without an interspousal agreement, property and assets are subject to The Family Property Act during a divorce. For those who want special consideration in the event of a death or separation, an interspousal agreement (e.g. prenuptial agreement, cohabitation agreement) is essential to protecting their interests.

These agreements are commonly used to protect the inheritance of children from a previous marriage, the interests of a business partner, or any other allocation of assets that does not follow The Family Property Act.

Prenuptial Agreements

Cohabitation Agreements

If you would like to discuss your agreement options, we are here to help you find the option that suits your situation.

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