Family Law

If you wish to avoid litigation altogether, we are also qualified to work within the Collaborative Family Law process and our partner, Melissa Belliveau is a trained and qualified Family Mediator.

At Kitchen Simeson Belliveau, we recognize that going through a separation can be extremely stressful. Your family is the most important part of your life, and separation can potentially affect everything, from where your children will live, to your finances, to your retirement. We also understand that every family is different, and there is no “one size fits all” approach to family law.

We will work with you to secure a fair outcome and help you and your family move on. We are practical, tough, highly respected in the local community, and responsive. We will help you negotiate and will explore alternatives to litigation whenever possible, but are not afraid to litigate, and will utilize our considerable experience in Family Court to benefit your case. With the family lawyers at Kitchen Simeson Belliveau, you can expect that we will take a practical, “solution focused” approach.

We offer services in the following areas of family law

  • Parenting Issues, including decision making, residence, parenting time and travel
  • Child support
  • Spousal support
  • Equalization of net family property
  • Constructive trust claims
  • Relocation and cases under the Hague Convention
  • Paternity cases
  • Grandparent access cases
  • Step parent adoptions
  • Interprovincial & international support cases
  • Enforcement proceedings through the Family Responsibility Office
  • Divorce