Child Support & Custody Lawyer in Toronto


The Matrimonial Home, the Status Quo and the Best Interests of the Children.

Children usually stay in the home after separation, at least in the short term. Leaving the matrimonial home can set a dangerous status quo where you are no longer caring for your children on a daily basis and your spouse becomes the primary caregiver. Once this arrangement is in place, it may be difficult to regain your role in the day-to-day lives of your children.

Preserving your rights as a parent and ensuring the best interest of your children are other reasons not to leave the matrimonial home without proper and experienced legal advice. Elliot S. Birnboim, a downtown Toronto family law lawyer, has been navigating complex divorce proceedings for more than 20 years. He can help find a sensible resolution to parenting custody issues – including acting proactively to ensure that there is no unfavourable status quo set that becomes a longer-term reality.

The Status Quo – Impacting Child Support and Spousal Support

Once the status quo is set, there is virtually an automatic entitlement to receive child support.

Often, the same spouse who stays in the home also receives spousal support, normally on the basis of an economic disadvantage suffered as the result of the divorce. This means that when a relationship breaks down, whoever ends up in the home will be on the receiving end of income, and asset division can be a challenge.

Early legal advice helps achieve the best possible outcome – for you and your children.

Elliot S. Birnboim is a strong advocate known for achieving successful outcomes in some of the most challenging cases in Ontario divorce proceedings and across Canada. He can work toward the outcome that best protects your assets and your relationship with your children. Contact us for a free consultation to learn more.

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There is no charge for a first meeting. Get in touch today at 1.800.648.7943 or 416-800-2573 to arrange a time. You can also use our online contact form.

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