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When relationships break down, people are often faced with difficult decisions fraught with highly emotional consequences.  You should not be navigating these waters on your own...you need the help of a professional.  Choosing the right lawyer can help you avoid endless hours of frustration and endless amounts of money spent.

David Morneau is an experienced family law lawyer who has been practising in all matters of family law in the Waterloo Region since 1999.  He prides himself in being direct with those he helps while explaining fully the options available to his clients.  Because of the emotional nature of family law, it may sometimes be difficult to approach matters without allowing your emotions to take control.  Mr. Morneau is sensitive to the needs of those he helps and can provide you with the information and advice necessary to make these difficult decisions.  The common misconception is that all issues need to be dealt with by way of court action, however, Mr. Morneau knows that most matters can be resolved without the necessity of litigation.  He also knows how costly and destructive the litigation process can be to families.  He will empower you with the knowledge you require in order to determine whether or not issues can be resolved in a manner which will not invoke the necessity of contested legal proceedings.  He accepts both private clients and those retained with the assistance of the Ontario Legal Aid Plan.  His services include:

  • Collaborative Family Law
  • Separation Agreements (including common law relationships)
  • Cohabitiation Agreements and Marriage Contracts (commonly referred to as Prenuptial Agreements)
  • Custody and Access
  • Child Support
  • Spousal Support
  • Divorce
  • Child Protection

The content of this website is not meant to provide legal advice or opinion.  Each case is different and legal advice should be sought regarding your individual case.  However, the following pages can provide you with helpful information when dealing with matrimonial issues:

The Ministry of the Attorney General's website is always a good start to familiarize yourself with the basic family law process and terminology:  http://www.attorneygeneral.jus.gov.on.ca/english/justice-ont/family_law.asp

Another recommended website to provide and overview of the family law process is: http://yourontariolaw.com/

Not all lawyers are the right fit for you.  Learn how to find the right lawyer for you.  Here's a helpful primer for determining whether the lawyer you are seeing is the right one for you:  http://familylaw.mwortmanlaw.com/2013/01/articles/attorney-client-relationship/important-considerations-when-choosing-a-family-or-divorce-attorney/