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Family law

Occasionally, problematic family relations can generate a complicated climate and an enormous source of stress for those involved. At Alepin Gauthier, our experienced team of lawyers will assist you through this difficult step in your life. Also, we can support you through the breakdown of your marriage, a child's custody determination or the separation of your assets.

A complete analysis of your situation is required to target your needs and to appropriately represent your interests.

Indeed, only a meticulous study will tell us what kind of action is required in your situation. Our analysis will focus on the following elements:

  • child custody
  • child support
  • spousal support
  • lump sum
  • compensatory allowance
  • partition of the family patrimony and matrimonial regime
  • protection of your physical integrity and that of your child if need be
  • the taxation consequences following a separation and/or divorce
  • provision for costs

The lawyers in our firm practicing in the family law division can assist you with:

  • appearances in front of the Court of Quebec Youth Division
  • adoption
  • paternity establishment or contestation
  • name change
  • drafting of common-law marriage contract
  • family mediation

Our lawyers working in this field

  1. Are common-law spouses entitled to a claim for “unjust enrichment?”

    Are common-law spouses entitled to a claim for “unjust enrichment?”

    The concept of unjust enrichment can be traced to Roman law and the proverb that “no one should be benefited at another's expense.” Unjust enrichment is comparable to the concept of [ … ]

    Learn more
  2. If your marriage breaks down, you can choose either a divorce or a legal separation:  there is a difference.

    If your marriage breaks down, you can choose either a divorce or a legal [ … ]

    You have been married for many years and are facing a decision, because your marriage is breaking down. In Quebec, there are two options available for you at the breakdown of a marriage: [ … ]

    Learn more
  3. Moving with your children: the rights of a custodial parent

    Moving with your children: the rights of a custodial parent

    We are approaching that period of time in the year when you may make a decision about staying in your current place of residence, or about moving. Parents who have custody of their children [ … ]

    Learn more
  4. Surrogacy: is it legal or illegal in Quebec?

    Surrogacy: is it legal or illegal in Quebec?

    In recent months, the notion of surrogacy and its viability has become much more commonplace, due to its exposure via Hollywood stars.   However, here in Quebec, our Civil Code [ … ]

    Learn more
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    COMMON-LAW SPOUSES: SAME RIGHTS AS MARRIED SPOUSES, RIGHT?

    You have been in a committed relationship for over 10 years. You live together, have shared all family expenses, and have even had children together. You have never considered formalizing [ … ]

    Learn more
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    New service offered by Alepin Gauthier: cooperative family law

    Me Brigitte Gauthier has recently completed a training course in Cooperative Family Law In addition to mediation and representation before courts, the Alepin Gauthier Family Law department [ … ]

    Learn more

Family law

Occasionally, problematic family relations can generate a complicated climate and an enormous source of stress for those involved. At Alepin Gauthier, our experienced team of lawyers will assist you through this difficult step in your life. Also, we can support you through the breakdown of your marriage, a child's custody determination or the separation of your assets.

A complete analysis of your situation is required to target your needs and to appropriately represent your interests.

Indeed, only a meticulous study will tell us what kind of action is required in your situation. Our analysis will focus on the following elements:

  • child custody
  • child support
  • spousal support
  • lump sum
  • compensatory allowance
  • partition of the family patrimony and matrimonial regime
  • protection of your physical integrity and that of your child if need be
  • the taxation consequences following a separation and/or divorce
  • provision for costs

The lawyers in our firm practicing in the family law division can assist you with:

  • appearances in front of the Court of Quebec Youth Division
  • adoption
  • paternity establishment or contestation
  • name change
  • drafting of common-law marriage contract
  • family mediation

Our lawyers working in this field

Publications

  1. Are common-law spouses entitled to a claim for “unjust enrichment?”

    Are common-law spouses entitled to a claim for “unjust enrichment?”

    The concept of unjust enrichment can be traced to Roman law and the proverb that “no one should be benefited at another's expense.” Unjust enrichment is comparable to the concept of [ … ]

    Learn more
  2. If your marriage breaks down, you can choose either a divorce or a legal separation:  there is a difference.

    If your marriage breaks down, you can choose either a divorce or a legal [ … ]

    You have been married for many years and are facing a decision, because your marriage is breaking down. In Quebec, there are two options available for you at the breakdown of a marriage: [ … ]

    Learn more
  3. Moving with your children: the rights of a custodial parent

    Moving with your children: the rights of a custodial parent

    We are approaching that period of time in the year when you may make a decision about staying in your current place of residence, or about moving. Parents who have custody of their children [ … ]

    Learn more
  4. Surrogacy: is it legal or illegal in Quebec?

    Surrogacy: is it legal or illegal in Quebec?

    In recent months, the notion of surrogacy and its viability has become much more commonplace, due to its exposure via Hollywood stars.   However, here in Quebec, our Civil Code [ … ]

    Learn more
  5. Image not available

    COMMON-LAW SPOUSES: SAME RIGHTS AS MARRIED SPOUSES, RIGHT?

    You have been in a committed relationship for over 10 years. You live together, have shared all family expenses, and have even had children together. You have never considered formalizing [ … ]

    Learn more

News

  1. Image not available

    New service offered by Alepin Gauthier: cooperative family law

    Me Brigitte Gauthier has recently completed a training course in Cooperative Family Law In addition to mediation and representation before courts, the Alepin Gauthier Family Law department [ … ]

    Learn more

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