Family Law & Domestic Relations Lawyer

Date Posted: February 15, 2021 12:57 am

Family Law Practice Area

Family Law is an area of the law that deals with family matters and domestic relations such as divorce and separation, child and spousal support, parent time, division of assets and debts, and more.

With years of experience in family law, a Moncton lawyer, Mr. Jack Haller, will use his high professional competence and experience these past 18 years in helping you deal with all the issues related to your divorce. That includes navigating through the court divorce procedure dealing with child support, spousal support, marital property division, and debts. In general, divorce is a legal process that often causes emotional turmoil. It includes strong emotions such as anger, fear, and resentment. In many cases, high-end divorces can amount to complex legal procedures that require the assistance of specially trained and experienced lawyers and other experts. For a divorce to be considered complex, it usually must include a high net worth of marital assets, large family businesses, significant debts, and child parenting issues in case of combative behavior of spouses. The divorce specialist role is decisive in handling various business, property, and child support issues typical for high net worth divorce cases. Thanks to his distinguished legal expertise and extensive experience, Jack Haller will advise you throughout the challenging and sometimes daunting process of marital property division. Marital assets include property debts acquired during the marriage, and the process of tracing the original property value can be tangled and require the help of property valuation experts. Mr. Haller will successfully coordinate with various financial and accounting experts to determine the fair market value of the marital property. That is crucial in getting the most favorable outcome in your divorce proceedings. His expertise covers the assessment of debt distribution and tax implications as well. At Haller Law, we offer you extensive legal support and practical guidance throughout the divorce procedure, including the most complicated divorce cases. We are also experienced in Collaborative Law if the parties wish to avoid litigation.

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Without a doubt, divorce is one of the most challenging periods in life for divorcing spouses and their children. Contrary to conventional perception, it is important to stress that modern law does not favor the mother over the father in allocating parenting time. In Canada, fathers are increasingly winning custody. A Moncton family lawyer, Jack Haller, is highly skilled and experienced in helping his clients obtain child custody in Court. Mr. Haller understands the most sophisticated nuances of court reasoning in determining custody and allocating parenting time. Namely, the Court will always consider the best interest of a child. The parent willing to spend more time with the child will probably get more parenting time. The past behavior of each parent is also crucial. Parents’ lifestyles and work schedules can also be decisive in allocating parenting time. Finally, the wishes of children represent a determining factor in granting custody and parenting time. Jack Haller will always craft his legal advice with the child’s best interests in mind.

Haller Law office also specializes in collaborative law, intending to settle disputes outside the court system. A collaborative divorce is a legal process in which each spouse retains a collaborative attorney to help them reach an agreement and avoid a bad outcome in court. Most people view it as a combination of traditional litigation and divorce mediation. Collaborative law offers relief from the emotional and financial drain that inevitably occurs with traditional litigation during the divorce process. 

Collaborative divorce has numerous benefits over traditional litigation. First of all, it is time and cost-effective. A court divorce often takes years and poses a tremendous financial and emotional burden to both spouses. On the other hand, collaborative divorce is an effective non-adversarial process completed in a few days. Additionally, it is less costly. Collaborative divorce is confidential. Whatever spouses say during divorce negotiations stays out of public sight. Unlike the divorce process in litigation, spouses do not air their dirty laundry for everyone to see. In addition, in a collaborative divorce, the spouses predict and determine the outcome of their talks. The settlement is impossible without the consent of both parties. In court litigation, the spouses cannot influence the court’s decision. Collaborative divorce negotiations occur in an informal setting, unlike rigid and formal traditional litigation procedures. Both spouses can communicate better that way. The free flow of information naturally leads to easier negotiations and settlement. Finally, a collaborative divorce process focuses on open communication and collaboration between the spouses. In many cases, this process involves the participation of trained experts from various fields, helping spouses resolve the most crucial divorce issues in a peaceful and non-adversarial manner.

Collaborative Divorce

To reap the full benefits of collaborative divorce a crucial step is to choose a distinguished collaborative divorce professional that will offer a unique approach to your case with your best interests in mind. Jack Haller has established a legacy of success in dealing with the most challenging collaborative divorce cases these past 18 years.

Although reaching an agreement and obtaining a negotiated settlement outside of court is our ultimate goal, sometimes that is not feasible due to a history of domestic violence, substance abuse, or lack of communication between the spouses. In such cases, we offer you professional legal representation in family court.

We understand how emotionally difficult it can be to go through a family crisis. We are also aware of its physical, mental, social, and financial effects. We will be there to help guide you through the process and resolve any disputes as promptly and as efficiently as possible.

As a skilled professional with over 16 years of court and arbitration experience as a Moncton family lawyer, Jack takes the time to understand your unique situation to resolve your legal issues. He recommends specific solutions for his clients and has extensive experience in the following family law matters: drafting cohabitation, custody and separation agreements, filing court documents, child support, custody and access, spousal support, pensions, division of assets and debts, divorce, and varying court orders and separation agreements.

Feel free to contact our firm to discuss your family law matter. Jack is accessible at his downtown office in person or via telephone or email. He is fluent in English, French, and Spanish.