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Divorce Lawyer In Brampton

4.4 out of 1,000 married couples in Ontario applied for divorce in 2020

In 2019, it was 7.1 out of 1,000. While that might seem encouraging, most experts believe the decline is due to the inability to apply for divorce. Many expect the numbers to rebound once government offices and courts return to normal operations. 

Brampton is a city located in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA), also known as Flower City. It is a beautiful place and one of the most diverse cities in Canada.

However, while more than half (55%) of its population are married, 4.21% were divorced as of 2016. That’s nearly ten times higher than the rate for Ontario in 2020. That is likely due to Brampton being the third most populous city in Southern Ontario.


In 2018 and 2019, most divorces were done in four months, illustrating the slowdown in the process due to the pandemic. If you were expecting a divorce to be quick, think again. However, you can get through it faster if you hire an experienced divorce lawyer in Brampton. Our team of family law lawyers at Nussbaum Law is just the people you need on your side.

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“We’re seeing on a monthly basis, we keep tabs on people looking to separate and it’s about a 20% increase in call volume, probably more.”

– Barry Nussbaum

Find out why the divorce rates will exceed 38% post pandemic here.

Meet our Brampton Divorce Lawyers

sarah dingwell

Sarah Dingwell

Associate Lawyer

Barry Nussbaum

Barry Nussbaum

Owner, Senior Lawyer

shmuel stern

Shmuel Stern

of Counsel

jessica cohen

Jessica Cohen

Associate Lawyer

jotty gill

Jotty Gill

Associate Lawyer

afras khattak

Afras Khattak

Associate Lawyer

jonathan korman

Jonathan Korman

Associate Lawyer

Why You Need a Brampton Divorce Lawyer

Divorce and family law in Ontario is incredibly complex. While you can apply for a divorce without legal advice, it is not advisable.

At Nussbaum Law, we know that divorce is a difficult time for all parties involved. Divorce involves a number of potentially contentious elements such as child custody, division of property, and support obligations. We aim to help you reach the best outcomes under the circumstances.

When you come for your initial free consultation, we will evaluate your case based on the information you provide. Because each divorce case is different, we take the time to discuss everything before giving legal advice. We cannot guarantee you will like your options. However, you can be sure we will always be honest and straightforward with you.

One thing that most clients want to know is what their divorce will cost them. That will depend on your circumstances. An uncontested divorce in Ontario costs $1,439 on average, but a contested one costs $23,278.

A contested divorce is when couples can’t agree on one or more aspects of their separation. That means it takes longer to find common ground and might even involve going to court. In most cases, the lengthier the marriage, the more challenging it is to make an arrangement that works for everyone. Children also make a divorce much more complicated.

We typically advise our clients to get a formal separation agreement. The Divorce Act requires spouses in a no-fault divorce to live “separate and apart” for one year. That gives them ample time to discuss and negotiate the terms of their separation.

With a lawyer’s help, the spouses can agree on child custody, child support, spousal support, and division of property. The lawyer ensures the terms of the contract comply with the appropriate laws.

Suppose the couple decides to get a divorce. In that case, the family court usually accepts the terms of a properly drawn-up agreement. In essence, you have an uncontested divorce. You can save on time and money when you work with us, and that’s what we want.

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The parties to a divorce can opt to hire a lawyer for their case or not. But the Ontario Court of Justice does not recommend self-representation because of the complexity of the divorce process.

Choosing the right divorce lawyer in Brampton is critical to achieving a desirable outcome. However, it is fatally easy to select the wrong one. Here are several red flags you should take note of.


Each divorce case is unique. Even experienced lawyers cannot predict how much a case will cost until well into negotiations.

A law firm offering a flat fee for a complete divorce sight unseen might not be on the level. Likely, they will provide a free consultation and explain why the flat fee package will not apply to you. As a marketing strategy, it is pretty effective. Most people cannot resist a bargain.

Suppose the offer is genuine and you only pay a flat fee regardless of the complexity of your situation. In that case, you are unlikely to get the proper legal representation.

If you want the best possible outcome in your divorce, don’t look for a bargain. At Nussbaum Law, we believe that everyone deserves an affordable resolution that works for them. We strive to keep your legal costs to a minimum, but we are realistic. If your case is complex, we will set reasonable expectations. You always know where you are when working with our divorce lawyers in Brampton.

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Most law firms provide free consultations to prospective clients to evaluate whether to take a case or not. This can serve as an opportunity to assess how the lawyer interacts with you. If you do not like the lawyer or feel a lack of empathy, you need someone else.

Remember that it is a difficult time for you, and you will be working closely together for at least a few months. You must feel your divorce lawyer has your back all the way.

Remember that it is a difficult time for you, and you will be working closely together for at least a few months. You must feel your divorce lawyer has your back all the way.

The one thing we guarantee at Nussbaum Law is that all our lawyers are friendly and approachable. We have years of experience providing family law services, particularly in divorce cases. We understand how devastating it can be. As a bonus, we have associates who are fluent and can provide assistance in English, Farsi, Dari, Hindi, Marathi, Konkani, and Mandarin.

Our Brampton team of family law lawyers commits completely to our clients. We ensure they receive the best legal advice to achieve the best possible outcome. We will handle divorce-related family law tasks, from filing paperwork to negotiating with your spouse’s lawyer.

Areas of Practice of Nussbaum Law Divorce Lawyers

The breakdown of a marriage may be due to several factors. The most common grounds are infidelity, abuse, or incompatibility. Whatever the reason, the dissolution of a marriage involves resolving family issues. We can help protect your interests and rights in the following areas: 


One of the most debated aspects of divorce in Ontario is child custody and access. Children should continue having relationships with both parents after a divorce, but it is not always possible. In most cases, the court typically gives custody to the parent who applies for it.

However, if you dispute the application, you need a child custody lawyer to help you argue your case. You may want sole custody, joint custody, or shared custody.

The lawyers at Nussbaum Family Law will assess your situation and explore your options with you. We will figure out what arrangement works for you and your spouse. The goal is to create a custody and visitation agreement that is in the best interest of the child. In most cases, that means enabling you and your spouse to achieve a meaningful relationship with your children.


The fair division of property and assets accumulated during a marriage is often challenging. Ontario’s Family Law Act requires the equalization of net family properties (NFP). In part, the law states, “the spouse whose net family property is the lesser of the two net family properties is entitled to one-half the difference between them.”

While that sounds easy enough, the determination of the individual NFP is often time-consuming. The NFP of each spouse includes, but is not limited to:

  • Half of the matrimonial home
  • Stocks and bonds
  • Business interests
  • Cars
  • Real estate
  • Pensions
  • Jewelry
  • Cash
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You need to figure out the value of these assets less any debts and liabilities for family law purposes. It is also critical to provide full financial disclosure or face legal consequences. All this requires the guidance of an experienced family lawyer.

The Brampton divorce lawyers at Nussbaum Law can help you get a fair deal in the division of property. They will fight for your rights in a divorce settlement to ensure no one takes advantage of you.

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Domestic contracts include cohabitation agreements and marriage contracts, also known as prenuptial agreements. However, the critical contract for a married couple is a separation agreement.

The separation agreement formalizes the living arrangement of the spouses while separated. It does not legally end the marriage. However, a properly drawn contract sets a solid foundation for court orders in divorce proceedings. It typically addresses the following issues:

  • Child custody and access
  • Child support
  • Spousal support
  • Division of property
  • Disposition of the matrimonial home
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Family lawyers at Nussbaum Law know how to draw a separation agreement covering all legal bases. You are secure in knowing that your arrangements with your spouse will not be easily overturned. It also provides a support structure for your long-term relationship with your spouse and children if there is no divorce. 


Separating couples in Ontario need to make support arrangements for their children in accordance with the Child Support Guidelines. Our lawyers at Nussbaum Family Law will help you understand your entitlement and obligations according to the law. We can also help you deal with arrears and the Family Responsibility Office.

We can also help you with spousal support, including how much and how long you should receive or give payments. We review your circumstances so we can set your expectations and advise you on your best course of action.

Our lawyers will explain the conditions and concepts regarding spousal support obligations and the tax consequences. A thorough understanding of the various scenarios for spousal support can reduce friction during mediation and negotiations. It can also help in making an informed decision when the time comes to sign an agreement.


Family law matters are often contentious, so you need a calm, objective adviser to lower the temperature and keep you on point. We believe in mediation and will do our utmost to avoid going to court to keep costs to a minimum. However, we are ready to fight for your rights in court if necessary.

It will help if you understand that the issue of child support, custody, or access is a moving target. Situations and circumstances change, so you or your spouse may find it necessary to bring a motion to modify court orders. Typically, that means going to conferences, motions, or a court trial. Your family law lawyer of Nussbaum Law is there to see you get the legal advice and representation you need.

Get To Know Nussbaum Law Divorce Lawyers in Brampton

 Divorce is a serious legal matter that deserves the best representation you can find. Talk to our experienced divorce lawyers at Nussbaum Law and find out why we are the go-to law firm in Brampton, Mississauga, Oakley, Toronto, and the GTA. Whenever you need a good family law lawyer, you only need to click the button and schedule a free consultation.

FAQs on Divorce Lawyer in Brampton

You can go to any Superior Court of Justice or Family Court of the Superior Court of Justice office in your area. Find the appropriate court address on this site. You might also be eligible to file your application online. Read and follow the instructions here.

No. When common law partners separate, they can keep the property they brought into the relationship. They do not have rights to equalization as applies to married couples. However, child custody and support laws are the same for married couples and common-law partners.

No. The whole idea of a separation agreement is to avoid court costs. You and your partner can draft a separation agreement with the help of your respective family law lawyers. You can present your separation agreement to the family court as a basis for the terms of your divorce.