The goal of collaboratively family law is to allow those who are in the middle of a divorce or separation, to work in a collaborative manner with …
About Our Toronto Family Law Practice
Musson Law is located in the heart of Toronto’s financial district. Our practice areas are focused on dispute resolution—collaborative law, mediation, and arbitration. We believe in working in partnership with our clients and providing a consistently exceptional client experience. The attorneys at Musson Law have more than fifteen years of experience in family law issues, yet we go far beyond the legal aspect, really listening to our client’s needs and interests, then building a strategic plan that is uniquely tailored to each individual situation. We believe our approach to family law is progressive, allowing us to help each client navigate successfully through challenging dynamics and complex issues.
Our overarching goal is to help our clients move forward in their lives by helping them resolve the issues in their personal lives. Dispute resolution is important in our practice; we accomplish dispute resolution through a combination of collaborative law, mediation, and arbitration. Collaborative law allows those embroiled in a family law dispute to work with a team of neutral professionals. The process is completely private, and, when the parties are committed to the process, it can be much faster—and much less expensive—than court. Depending on your specific circumstances, your collaborative team could include a variety of people, such as a financial specialist or a child specialist, as well as your lawyers.
Mediation works by providing a neutral third party who, while providing no legal advice or advocating for either side, will assist with the negotiations. Lawyers may or may not be present during mediation, however, the parties involved in mediation are allowed to consult with their attorney between meetings. A mediator’s goal is to help the parties reach an agreement, then draft the agreement to be reviewed, revised, and approved by each party’s legal team. Arbitration resembles a court hearing but is a private, out-of-court process tailored to your particular dispute. Arbitration tends to be more informal, faster, and less expensive than some other methods of dispute resolution.
At Musson Law, our values set us apart from other firms, guiding all that we do. We believe these values provide a unique, successful experience for each of our clients. We champion:
- Exceptional client service
- Open, honest communication
At Musson Law, we understand the importance of finding the right fit for your representation. We take the time to get to know our clients and create a strategic plan that will help them to move forward and make positive change in their lives. Get in touch so we can learn more about your goals and how we can help you reach them. - Anna-Marie Musson, Founder Contact Us
The Musson Law Firm Team
Anna-Marie Musson began her legal career in 2002 as a graduate of Windsor Law. Beginning her law career litigating at a prominent national Bay Street law firm, Anna-Marie quickly moved up to senior partner. After years of litigating cases in court, Anna-Marie felt the process was dated, expensive, and unnecessary. In truth, there is no need for many family law cases to ever go to court.
Following this realization, Anna-Marie created Musson Law, leveraging her wealth of knowledge and experience in solving issues without court involvement. Anna-Marie Musson has a passion for innovative, out-of-the-box problem solving. Not only is Anna-Marie able to help her clients as an attorney, she is also a strategic advisor with “big picture” thinking that allows her clients to move forward with their lives.
Anna-Marie Musson fully understands the importance of finding the right “fit” for your legal representation. Because of this, she takes the time to really get to know her clients, creating a strategic plan that will help them make positive changes in their lives and move forward. At Musson Law, we want you to get in touch so we can learn more about your goals—and help you reach them. Musson Law can help you with any of the following family law issues:
- Dispute Resolution
- Spousal Support
- Parenting Plans & Orders (previously known as custody)
- Child Support
- Separation Agreements
- High Net Worth Services
- Grey Divorce
- Net Worth Protection Agreements
- Marriage Contracts
- Cohabitation Agreements
Anna-Marie Musson strongly believes that when you choose the right process, hire the right lawyer, build the right team, and stay away from court whenever possible, the end result will be much more to your liking. Opting for arbitration, collaborative law, or mediation can help you avoid the costs of a lengthy court battle. Collaboration offers an incentive for making the process work; should you become stuck, your case will start over with new attorneys. Since this can be a costly “do-over,” it is important to be realistic upfront regarding whether collaborative law can work for you. Mediation can also be an effective process that can help you and your partner work through your issues, finding a resolution that is acceptable to both parties.
Contact Our Firm To Get Started
Hiring the right lawyer is very important, particularly finding one who is well connected, and can put you in touch with other resources and professionals who can help your family law issue resolve more easily. Court outcomes can be highly unpredictable, and few people end up satisfied with results that come from a courtroom. After all, how much sense does it make to place your life in the hands of someone who only has a small snapshot of your life, your story? At Musson Law, we have successfully negotiated fifteen years’ worth of settlements without the need for court—even in the face of challenging dynamics. We will work closely with you to determine the right process for resolving your family law issues and moving forward with your life. Musson Law believes deeply in family resolutions (which are out-of-court resolutions as well), which protect your children your net worth, your assets, and your future. If you are just starting out in a relationship, Musson Law can help you with a Net Worth Agreement or an Asset Protection Agreement as well. Contact Musson Law today for all your family law needs. We are ready to help you.
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