Divorce Lawyers
Providing Legal Services to Clients throughout Southwestern Ontario

Relationship Breakdown?

Litigation is an option, but it's not the only one.

Contact the Cohen Highley Family Law Team for a consultation.

With Offices In London, Kitchener, Chatham, Sarnia, Stratford, Strathroy

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    Situations vary, so should your options.

    Negotiation
    • Both parties are willing to work together to effect a mutually agreeable resolution.
    • No courtroom time.
    • Typically negotiation is the more expedient and least costly option.
    • Ideal for low conflict situations.
    Mediation
    • A more structured process.
    • A neutral third party helps both parties reach a mutually agreeable settlement.
    • Mediation is not binding unless both parties agree.
    • A much less confrontational method of resolution.
    Arbitration
    • More formal than mediation, but still private.
    • Involves testimony and questioning.
    • A third party (often a retired judge or senior lawyer) will render a legally binding decision.
    • Typically faster and less costly than litigation.
    Litigation
    • A formal public process conducted in a courtroom, overseen by an appointed judge.
    • Typically the most costly and time consuming option.
    • The most adversarial option of resolution.
    • Often litigation is the only option for high conflict cases.

    Don't be overwhelmed, but do be prepared

    We understand litigation is not always the best solution. We encourage and facilitate the negotiation of fair resolutions whenever possible.

    Your needs and the needs of your children are of paramount importance to our team.
    • Separation agreements, Divorce, Property Division
    • Spousal and Child Support, Variations of Support
    • Custody and Access, Children's Aid Society Issues
    • Adoption, Domestic Agreements, Mediation

    How to Connect with Us

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    You can request a call back from our legal team in three easy ways.

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    Our Offices

     
     

    London

    Cohen Highley LLP One London Place
    • 255 Queens Avenue, 11th Floor
      London, ON N6A 5R8
    • 519 672-9330
    • 519 672-5960
     
     

    Kitchener

    Cohen Highley LLP
    • 55 King Street West, Suite 1001
      Kitchener, ON N2G 4W1
    • 226 476-4444
    • 519 576-2830
     
     

    Sarnia

    Cohen Highley LLP
    • 1350 L'Heritage Drive
      Sarnia, ON N7S 6H8
    • 519 344-2020
    • 519 672-5960
     
     

    Chatham

    Cohen Highley LLP
    • 101 Keil Drive South, Unit 2
      P.O. Box 520
      Chatham, ON N7M 5K6
    • 226 494-1034
    • 519 672-5960
     
     

    Stratford

    Cohen Highley LLP
    • 100 Erie Street
      Stratford, ON N5A 2M4
    • 226 779-0006
    • 519 672-5960
     
     

    Strathroy

    Cohen Highley LLP
    • 67 Front Street West
      Strathroy, ON N7G 1X6
    • 519 245-0833
    • 519 672-5960