Winnipeg Divorce Lawyers
The dissolution of a marriage is a complex legal matter that you shouldn’t take on alone. One mistake could result in serious, lifelong financial consequences. If you have children, then your children’s futures are at stake as well.
When you turn to the lawyers at Family Lawyer Winnipeg, you’ll be in good hands. Our team is ready to help you negotiate or litigate the major issues of your divorce so you get the fairest possible divorce settlement. We have many years of divorce law under our belt and a long, successful track record of helping our clients get the settlements that serve their interests.
How much does a divorce cost in Manitoba?
Every divorce is different. Some can cost just a couple of thousands of dollars. Some will cost over $20,000.
There are ways to reduce the cost of your divorce. The first is to come as prepared as possible. Have all of your paperwork relating to your assets organized into a single binder and presented in order. Be ready with school and medical records. All of these will be key pieces of evidence, and if you put them in front of your lawyer you save billable hours.
The second way you can reduce the cost is by being willing to be as reasonable as possible. Know what’s likely to happen if you step into a courtroom. Understand the best and worst-case scenarios. Understand you retain control by negotiating over litigating. Keep a clear head, and choose to indulge in some give-and-take. Don’t use the legal process to try to exact revenge.
Instead, approach the entire affair as a business negotiation, and work on win-win solutions that let you and your ex get on with your lives.
How long does it take to get a divorce in Manitoba?
Most divorces take six to eighteen months. The amount of time a divorce takes depends largely on whether you and your ex are able to reach an agreement, and how long it takes for that to happen.
If the divorce enters litigation it will depend on how long it takes the court hearing to be scheduled and to conclude.
If you want your divorce to be over quicker, try to be as reasonable as possible during the negotiation phase. Don’t let emotion get the better of you. Some spouses will fight you just to fight you and will draw out the divorce phase, but if you can control your own mind and reactions you’ll ultimately come out ahead.
What is an uncontested divorce?
Contrary to popular belief, a divorce isn’t “uncontested” just because both parties agree to the divorce. Instead, an uncontested divorce is a divorce in which both parties agree on all major issues of the divorce.
When someone files for a divorce they put an initial settlement offer into the filing. If the other spouse does not object to the offer then the proposed settlement will eventually become the new divorce decree.
If the spouse raises objections on any point the divorce becomes contested, and you’ll have to begin attempting to negotiate a settlement.
Get help from Family Lawyer Winnipeg.
Our family lawyers know divorce law inside and out. Get the support and savvy you need to navigate your divorce successfully.
For a consultation, call (204) 896-7777.