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Anthony Macri Barrister & Solicitor
Anthony Macri Barrister & Solicitor

Anthony Macri – Family Law Services

Anthony Macri offers a variety of solutions for each family, including:

Separation and Divorce – Sometimes court is the only option for families and in those situations Anthony has extensive experience to guide you through that process and tell you the best way to use court to help you achieve your goals for a speedy resolution

Mediation and Arbitration – Before a family resorts to the court system, it should consider mediating your family law problem.  Anthony is an accredited mediator who can help your family settle its dispute before things get costly and out of control.  For example, in a recent divorce case, the parties were in substantial agreement on the child custody and access issues, but were nowhere near an agreement on spousal support or equalization. Anthony encouraged the parties to mediate the child issues to clarify any uncertainty. Once the child issues were addressed, the parties moved to court to resolve the more challenging matters. Within a short period of time, the remaining issues were settled to his client’s satisfaction.

Sometimes mediation only goes so far and you need someone to settle the dispute between the parties.  A quicker and more effective way to settle the dispute is to have Anthony arbitrate, or decide, the issue once mediation has failed.  Once Anthony has gained a familiarity of you and your family’s dynamics in mediation, it is much quicker to enter into an arbitration process so your family can move on from the dispute.

Parenting Coordination – Once parties have a parenting plan in place, they sometimes need to fine tune the plan when differences or the unexpected occurs.  This is called parenting coordination – the process of implementing a parenting plan through mediation at first and then arbitration, if necessary.  Anthony acts as a parenting coordinator in those situations for a speedy and cost-effective method of solving your parenting dispute.

Child Protection – Sometimes things become too overwhelming and government child protection authorities become involved.  “If it is a child protection case, because I understand how the child protection system works, I can correctly advise clients about what they can do to maximize the chances of keeping their children with them and/or getting their children returned as quickly as possible. Clients appreciate this,” the Family Law specialist says.

Anthony Macri Barrister & Solicitor has provided some helpful legal resources below for you to consult. If you have any questions about this information, please call today to schedule a consultation.

Legal Definitions

  • Family Law – If you are involved in a separation or divorce, you need to know your rights, responsibilities and entitlements for custody, access, child support, spousal support and equalization.
  • Child Custody Law – If you have a child, or have been involved with raising another person’s child, you need to know your rights and responsibilities for this child.
  • Child Protection Law – If you are involved with a child protection agency, or children’s aid society, you need to know your rights and those of your children.

Helpful Links

www.mysupportcalculator.ca
ontariocourtforms.on.ca
www.attorneygeneral.jus.gov.on.ca
www.schliferclinic.com
www.legalaid.on.ca
www.familyservicetoronto.org
www.mcss.gov.on.ca
yourlegalrights.on.ca
www.cleo.on.ca