Clients are protected by "solicitor-client privilege". This act protects certain documents and communications between the client and the lawyer. In this, clients can confidently disclose relevant information without fear of it being revealed.
Our legal services range based on several factors pertaining to each individual's case. The case will be briefly assessed during the consultation, in which we will provide the client with a full description of the services provided along with the fees. Some legal services are subjected to a flat-rate charge, while others may be at an hourly rate.
Although our legal fees represent our exceptional quality of work, we understand that legal fees can be extremely costly and we believe everyone should have access to justice. For that reason, we accept Legal Aid and Justice Net certificates. In addition, depending on your current situation, we can also set up monthly payment plans.
As the client, you are entitled to decide the direction of your case. As the lawyers, we are here to provide you with legal advice to move forward with your case. Although this is your legal case, we want you to feel comfortable enough to leave it in our hands. "Less worrying and more living" is what we like to say. At Nsubuga Law, we are trained professional with vast experience in family and immigration law.
However, please be aware that we cannot accept instructions that violate the code of conduct of the law society.
Although receiving news that a claim has been rejected is concerning, the good news is that you have the right to appeal the decision within 15 days of receiving the order. In this, the appeal will be to the Federal Court or the Refugee Appeal Division, depending on the contexts of each case.
Depending on your situation, child protection services may ask your family to accept services that will provide the support needed to parent. The services child protection suggests are not limited to their services because can also extend to friends or family members assisting in your family's situation. These services are called 'voluntary services'.
Alternatively, if the case is more severe where the family cannot provide basic needs, your family may have to consider placing the child in 'voluntary care', also known as a foster placement, while your family receives the support needed to adequately supply for the child.
If the child is in any danger or is being harmed, then child protection services may remove the child from your custody or your family will have to be supervised when with the child.
Under family sponsorship, the following categories of individuals can be sponsored:
1. Spouse, conjugal partner, common-law partner
2. Children (unmarried and under the age of 19 years old, or above 19 years of age however, proves they are dependent on the sponsor -financially, physically or mentally).
3. Parents and grandparents
4. Other relatives (some conditions apply).
Family Class Sponsorship can only be fulfilled if sponsored by a Canadian citizen or permanent resident.
A Super Visa is a temporary visa that allows for multiple entries valid up to ten years. This visa permits individuals to stay in Canada for two years at a time, while a multiple entry visa would only allow for a six month period entry at a time. Contrary to family sponsorship, all restrictions applied to a visitor visa apply to the super visa.
The best way to determine who will get custody of your child, is the parent who has the right to make foundational decisions for the child. However, under Ontario's Child Law Reform Act, both parents are equally entitled to seek custody, therefore there are several different types of custody. For more information on the different types of custody, visit 'Custody and Access' under the 'Services' tab.
Although a child's wishes can be present to a judge for consideration, ultimately the judge will decide what the best interests of the child are and which parent will be awarded custody of the child.
Seek legal advice as soon as possible. Each case is specific and thus must be attended to adequately. Nonetheless, your situation will determine the course of action. Firstly, you should begin copying pertinent information of your financial status for the commencement of division of property filing. In addition, you must start withdrawing from joint bank accounts and organize applications for orders of custody, if necessary.
If a divorce is needed more urgently for domestic violence reasons, you should get a restraining order immediately and an application for interim custody of children, if any. When there is a thear or violence, divorces may be attended to faster.