Divorce Lawyer Montreal

When a couple decides that their marriage is no longer working and choose to separate with the intention to divorce, it is almost always a difficult journey. Emotions are running high, there can be stress, tension, and even the smallest detail must be considered. It is a massive life-changing step, and we understand that as much as you want the process to be over as quickly as possible, so you can finally have closure, we have our job to do and that is to ensure that your divorce settlement is as favorable to you as possible.

Experienced Divorce Lawyers

For over 100 years, our dedicated team of Franklin and Franklin divorce lawyers have helped clients just like you end their marriage as amicably as possible. Over the years we have seen and done it all, so even if your divorce is experiencing some resistance, our team is prepared to do everything within our powers and ensure that your transition into the next chapter of your life is a positive one.

We advise you on all aspects of your divorce and create bespoke strategies and compromises for everything related to it, including pension entitlements, property settlements, the partition of the value of the family patrimony and matrimonial regimes, child custody, access and support. We take care of everything because in most cases there are also children involved, and a less than amicable divorce can be traumatic to children of any age.

Most divorces aren’t easy. We wish they were, but they simply aren’t. However, we believe that with the right team in place, they don’t have to be as difficult as the other team may try to make them, either, and we will always do our best to get you through your divorce and on to the next chapter of your life as quickly and easily as possible.

Divorce Law Services

Our divorce law services include a review of you situation, whether you are married or considered in a conjugal relationship where you have cohabited for a number of years and you may have children.


Mediation can be less stressful and less expensive than pursuing litigation through the court.  It is also quicker and more flexible allowing you and your ex-partner the ability to get on with your lives with an amicable separation agreement whilst addressing all the legal issues such as custody and parenting of children, equalization, child support, spousal support.

Parenting Time & Decision Making

If you and your partner have children, you will need to address parenting time and decision making responsibilities for your children. This may vary depending on the child custody arrangements.  If one parent has sole custody then the non-custodial parent will want to ensure that they have access rights with their children.  Our divorce and family lawyers can help with child custody, access and negotiating the parenting time and decision making within an agreement.

Family Patrimony and Division
When you divorce, there may be assets that need to be divided equally between both parties as part of an equalization payment. This may be in the form of residences used by your family, furniture and motor vehicles.  It may also include money that was acquired during the marriage or civil union such as RRSP.

Spousal Support
After a divorce or legal separation, you or your former spouse may be entitled to Spousal Support.  This may depend on the length of time that you lived together, the duties performed by each spouse and how financial independent each spouse is after the separation.

Child Support
If you have children, both parents are responsible for providing for the children’s needs.  When both parents live in Québec , the child support payments are determined using the  Québec model for the determination of child support payments.

However, if one of the parents lives outside of Québec such as a different province or another country, and you don’t agree to use the Québec model then the child support payment will be determined by the Federal Child Support Guidelines

Contact our Montreal divorce lawyers & matrimonial lawyers today for more information on matrimonial and divorce law in Montreal, Québec.