Approach to Family Law
Children are often the first casualties in a separation and divorce.
“Because I look at things in a holistic way, I am mindful that many of my clients’ children have learning and mental health challenges that need to be addressed. Parents may need help to develop a Parenting Plan that could involve a variety of specialists, including child psychiatrists, child psychologists and other teaching professionals. Because I always focus on minimizing the impact of separation and divorce on my clients and their children, I am determined to find the most appropriate, and cost-effective solution for everyone,” Anthony Macri says.
There are three fundamental values that underpin Anthony’s approach to every Family Law file:
- Identifying options that are cost effective and that minimize the negative effect on you and your children.
- Educating clients on the issues themselves (such as custody, access, child support, spousal support and equalization), and the available settlement options (including negotiation, mediation, arbitration or court involvement).
- Ensuring clients are always aware of what’s happening on their files. The legal process can be challenging and slow. Knowing how to respond and what is happening is critical for any parent involved in the process.
Every family is different and it is important to identify the option that is best for you and your family.
Anthony takes the time to explain all of the different scenarios, such as negotiating a settlement between the parties, negotiating with the assistance of lawyers, using mediation to agree to a settlement, or resorting to an arbitrator or judge to settle the dispute.