DIVORCE and separation
CHILD CUSTODY and child support
Family Patrimony And Matrimonial Regime
For married or civil-union couples, managing property division can be challenging in the event of legal separation or divorce.
At Novem Attorneys, We Help You Sort It Out
We help you understand what belongs to you and the value of what should be shared during a legal separation or divorce, based on several criteria and calculations. It is why we take time to guide you during your property division to find the most advantageous solution for you.
In Short, Properties Fall Into Two Broad Categories
There are the family patrimony and the matrimonial regime. The family patrimony applies to all and consists of property defined by the Civil Code of Quebec.
In Quebec, the matrimonial regime is divided into three categories: the partnership of acquests, the separation as to property, and the community of property. Each type has specific features.
THE STEPS TO RESOLVE YOUR DISPUTE
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When you call and tell us about your situation, we take the time to listen and understand what you are going through. We then offer you legal advice to develop a detailed and appropriate strategy.
During our first meeting, we discuss several aspects of your life: the reason for your separation or divorce, the atmosphere with the children, the property you own, etc. We then establish the assets that are part of your family patrimony and the matrimonial regime. Finally, we explain the challenges and limits that will arise.
Nobody wants to attend a lengthy trial that generates strong emotions and huge costs. From the beginning, we work with the other party to find an amicable agreement. If necessary, we can also advise you on mediation or other alternative settlement methods, if we consider they could be favourable solutions for you.
If no agreement with the other party is possible, we then start judicial procedures. We accompany, guide, and support you in this step.
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Me Valérie Carrier
family law and civil law
With a law degree from the University of Montreal, Me Valérie Carrier has been a member of the Barreau du Québec since 2000.
She began her career in a small Montreal office, before taking on new challenges on its North Shore. Specializing in family law and hidden defects for over 20 years, Me Carrier previously studied in childhood education. Her interest in family law, as well as her humanistic approach, comes from her passion for childhood education. She also bases her practice on each of her clients’ needs and interests.
Me Carrier found her vocation by becoming a lawyer. She represents her clients before the court with passion, whether for a trial or a safeguard order. Always in a trustful atmosphere, she uses her extensive experience to resolve problematic situations faced by her clients.