Divorce, Domestic Violence & Exclusive Possession


Personal safety is the first priority.

Domestic violence is a serious, and often criminal, matter. Such allegations can have a dramatic impact on your divorce. It can also add an additional layer of complications that an experienced lawyer is best able to handle.

Elliot S. Birnboim is a senior Toronto lawyer and family law litigator. Understanding the delicate consequences and plotting a solution when issues of domestic violence arise is critical to protect your rights – especially in the matrimonial home.

Domestic violence accusations can lead to exclusive possession.

Violence, or threats of violence, in the home can lead to a court order for exclusive possession of the matrimonial home – or cause criminal charges having the same result. Whether this is truly justified or an accusation without merit, the consequences are serious in any divorce. It will affect a spouse’s rights, not only with regard to property division and spousal support, but also child custody.

Speak with a lawyer who knows the issues.

The issue of domestic violence and exclusive possession of the matrimonial home is sensitive and complex. With more than 20 years of experience as a family lawyer, Elliot S. Birnboim can advise you on what actions you should take — or not take, to achieve the best possible outcome after your relationship breakdown.

There are no easy answers, but there is experienced legal advice.

Call us for a free consultation.

Get in touch with our firm today at 1.800.648.7943 in Ontario or 416-800-2573 in Toronto to consult with a lawyer one-on-one. You can also use our online contact form.

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