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Legal Office of Me Muriel Librati in association with Me Robert Teitelbaum & Me Amanda Emanuele

Joint Custody Child Support

A lot of people seem to be under the impression that if there is joint custody, child support is reduced. However, this is not the case. In deciding whether to reduce child support, the court looks at the amount of time the children spend with each parent, not the custody arrangement.

Primary or Principal Residence

The primary, or principal, residence is one where the child lives. In other words, this is where the child spends most of his/her time. For example, parents may have joint custody of the child but the child may spend the majority of the time with the mother or father, thereby having his/her primary residence with that parent.

Child Custody

A party who applies for custody of a child or tutorship to a child must attest that the child is not the object of a court nor a pending case before a court decision to of an agreement with the Director of Youth Protection, or, if such is the case, must give the particulars of such decision or pending case to agreement.

Separation or Divorce

A divorce ends the marriage. It may be obtained without establishing any fault on proof that the parties have lived separate and apart for at least one year prior to the pronouncement of a judgment of divorce.

Negotiations

Over the past 25 years, legislation has significantly reformed personal and family law. These laws continue to evolve in order to respond to the sociological realities of Quebec's families. As a lawyer specializing in family law my focus and interest is that of the client and personalized service I offer to inform and advise clients as to the best course of action weather it be mediation or litigation.

Representation of common-law spouses

I cover every legal issue that may either substantially or remotely affect the individual, including marriage annulment, separation, divorce, child custody, and recognition of paternity including fiscal and estate planning. I listen, inform and advise, seeking the appropriate solution for each situation.

Why We Are the Best

We have over 25 years experience

Over the past 25 years, legislation has significantly reformed personal and family law. These laws continue to evolve in order to respond to the sociological realities of Quebec's families. As a lawyer specializing in family law my focus and interest is that of the client and personalized service I offer to inform and advise clients as to the best course of action weather it be mediation or litigation.

I cover every legal issue that may either substantially or remotely affect the individual, including marriage annulment, separation, divorce, child custody, and recognition of paternity including fiscal and estate planning. I listen, inform and advise, seeking the appropriate solution for each situation. Ultimately, I am committed to serving my clients, with the greatest respect for his or her rights.

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Professional Services

We specializes in Family law and Civil Litigation.

Mediation

Mediation

In Quebec there is a requirement that parties to a contested divorce become acquainted with the mediation process by attending an information session with a qualified mediator.

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Litigation

Litigation

If you know in advance that mediation will not work or you try mediation and it fails, you will have no choice but to litigate.

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Language of Proceedings

Language of Proceedings

The courts in Quebec function in both French and English. The Superior Court is a federal court with federally appointed judges, and both French and English are official languages before it.

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Separation or Divorce

Separation or Divorce

It may be obtained without establishing any fault on proof that the parties have lived separate and apart for at least one year prior to the pronouncement of a judgment of divorce.

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Child Custody

Child Custody

A lot of people seem to be under the impression that if there is joint custody, child support is reduced. However, this is not the case.

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Marriage Contract

Marriage Contract

In the event of the breakdown of a marital relationship there are two types of proceedings which may be taken under the Civil Code of Quebec – an action for a legal separation.

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