Family Law

Divorce and separation are some of life’s most stressful events. It is important that you work with an attorney who is not only experienced and knowledgeable, but who is also approachable and sensitive to your needs. Leanne is an accomplished advocate, but she is also particularly skilled in building strong relationships with her clients and ensuring that they are well supported through the entire family law process. Leanne is a skilled negotiator and understands that it is in the interest of most clients to keep their family law matter outside of the courtroom to keep fees down and give clients more control over the results.

Family Law Services

  • Divorce
  • Separation
  • Custody/Access
  • Support
  • Marriage Contracts
  • Cohabitation Agreement
  • Asset Division
  • Effective Negotiator
  • Domestic Violence Expertise

Mediation

Townsend Family Law offers mediation for clients who are interested in resolving their family law matter out of court. Family mediation is an efficient and cost-effective solution for many families, and it gives parties some control over the process. It is a voluntary process in which a neutral third party (the mediator) assists couples in arriving at an agreement. Mediation offers a better solution than court as it is faster, less expensive and it designed to reduce conflict rather than aggravate it.

If you are interested in avoiding divorce court and coming to a successful settlement through family mediation, please contact us to begin the process.

Divorce Coaching

If you are going through separation and divorce, you may want to consider what a divorce coach can do for you. Divorce coaches help clients deal with the dynamics of divorce, including the emotional and daily living aspects of the upheaval. Often clients spend thousands of dollars talking to their lawyer about non-legal issues, that a divorce coach could more cost effectively assist them with. A coach helps build a client’s confidence and ability to manage the divorce process and make important decisions. Coaches can collaborate with your family lawyer in a more efficient and cost-effective way.

Contact us to learn more about how a divorce coach can assist you.

Unbundled Services

Unbundled services in family law refer to an arrangement where a client hires a lawyer to provide advice or to complete court documents for part of a case. The lawyer does not handle the whole case or file but is there to assist the client as little or as much as they like. It is a cheaper alternative to having a lawyer handle the entire family law matter.
Contact us to see if unbundled services are right for you.

Uncontested Divorces

Townsend Family Law is happy to assist you with your uncontested divorce for a fee as low as $800 plus HST and the cost of disbursements such as court filing fees.