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
We are a boutique, client-centric firm located in downtown Toronto that is focused on the practice of Collaborative Law, mediation and arbitration, with over 15 years of experience in negotiating resolutions without the need for court.
Collaborative Law is a non-adversarial approach to divorce that is designed to preserve relationships by working collectively to reach mutually agreeable settlements that facilitate the best path forward for both parties and the children. The Collaborative approach to family law is progressive and operates under the assumption that the parties involved are the best decision-makers for their futures and the futures of their children, not a judge.
The Collaborative process avoids stressful and costly court battles. It requires both parties to work together through a participation agreement that is facilitated by a team of two specially trained Collaborative Lawyers, and, neutral third-party specialists. These specialists include a social worker to help with children and a financial neutral to sort through the maze of finance matters the family is facing and will face.
This way the parties involved – not a judge – control the process and decisions involved in reaching a legally binding separation agreement. The benefits of choosing Collaborative Law vary, but typically include agreements and resolutions that allow all parties (including the kids) to move forward in the best way, in the least amount of time, and with much less emotional pain. Comparatively speaking, the costs are much lower than court battles and the more traditional adversarial approach to divorce.
The Collaborative process is not for everyone. But it is proven to be effective. It requires both parties to work in good faith to find the best path to a resolution that saves time, saves money, avoids pain and often brings a measure of peace. Learn more about our process and making the first call.
When you are ready, call 416-639-2129 or fill out the form to schedule a time to speak.
Musson Law Firm Values
Lawyer Anna-Marie Musson at Musson Law has 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.
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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