Toronto & Vaughan's leading divorce & Family Law Lawyers

Resolving family conflict with professional care.

– Masellis Family Law Group –

Separation and Divorce can be a very difficult and uncertain time.  Our team of family law lawyers and staff take the time to listen to each client’s unique needs and expectations.  This is necessary to be able to meet and exceed them.  We have dedicated our entire practice to specializing in the area of Family Law.  We know it and we know it very well.  You can rest assured that your legal rights will be protected.  We also know that at this difficult crossroad in your life you require a legal team that is compassionate and not looking to escalate conflict.  In fact, our approach is negotiate first, litigate if necessary.

Whether we are negotiating a resolution or litigating to get you your desired result, you can be sure we will leave no stone unturned.  We are relentless in our pursuit to protect your legal rights and achieve extraordinary results.

You can rely on our family law lawyers to provide you with timely, strategic and cost effective representation.  We regularly assist clients in the negotiation and drafting of family law related legal documents and agreements, such as, Separation Agreements; we are experienced, prudent and tactful in the Alternative Dispute Resolution process (ADR), such as negotiations, mediations and arbitrations and our family law lawyers are skilled and experienced in representing our clients during all stages of the court process with the aim to ensure your legal rights and interests are protected.

We also assist clients who are entering relationships and seek to protect their assets.  Whether you are a young person seeking to protect a gift from a generous parent, or a mature person who has accumulated wealth throughout your life, we can assist in the negotiation and drafting of Cohabitation Agreements and Marriage Contracts.

Whether you are ending a relationship or entering one, our lawyers and staff are committed to protecting your legal rights and getting you the most just and fair outcome possible.  Whatever your needs are, we at the Masellis Family Law Group encourage you to contact us for a free, no obligation, confidential 30 minute in person consultation to discuss your matter.  We are here to help.

– Family Law Services –

Separation / Divorce

The end of a marriage is one of the hardest things that anyone can go through.  A separation or divorce can have a long-term impact on your future, and the future of your children.  At the Masellis Family Law Group, our lawyers will guide you every step of the way through the divorce process, making it as worry and hassle free as possible.

Child Custody / Access

Going through a child custody battle can be very difficult and stressful. When two people have a child together and decide not to continue their relationship whether it was a one-time encounter, dating, common law or marital relationship, a number of questions will quickly arise. Who will have custody?  Which parent will the child reside with?

Child Support

Child support is paid to the parent with whom the child resides with the majority of the time; typically this parent is referred to as the “primary caregiver”.  Child support is considered the right of the child, not the parent receiving the money for the child.  It is assumed that a parent that receives child support will use that money to take care of the child.

Spousal Support

Spousal support is often referred to as alimony.  Whatever you choose to call it, one thing we know is it is very often a highly contentious issue between spouses.  Married spouses, and in some cases, unmarried spouses can have the obligation to support one another financially.

Property Division

If you are contemplating a separation or are currently going through one, naturally you have concerns about your financial stability going forward. Some of the most common questions that people ask us are: “Does my spouse get half of my house even though I owned it before we were married? Am I entitled to a portion of my spouse’s pension and RRSPs? Am I responsible for my spouse’s credit card debts?

Domestic Contracts

Many people want to make a written agreement about how they want to arrange parts of their life together, whether they are coupled or separated.  More specifically, how they want to handle finances, property division and spousal support during the relationship or in the event of a separation.  These types of agreements are called Domestic Contracts.