Welcome to Sapiano Law
Welcome to Sapiano Law
Family Lawyer in Hamilton Since 1981
I have been practicing law since 1981, as a family and estate law lawyer. I have been a pioneer in developing creative approaches to dealing with situations like yours.
I specialize in assisting people as they resolve their legal issues and deal with emotions, finances, life planning, recovery and wellness. My wealth of expertise, experience and patience can help piece together even the most life-shattering changes.
I’m able to facilitate your progress as you resolve your legal issues, heal and become whole again; and continue on your way to further growth, with renewed purpose, as we finish our legal work together.
PLEASE NOTE THAT WE DO NOT ACCEPT LEGAL AID
We're Here to Help
The loss of a loved one, or the dissolution of a marriage are difficult, even overwhelming situations. At a time when you are under serious stress, you are being challenged to make complex decisions, and sort out many issues, such as:
Where will you live?
What income will you have?
What will happen with your children?
What will it cost to sort it all out?
Making important decisions that have long-term financial consequences is difficult at this time. It’s hard to know how to proceed through the legal untangling of it all.
You’ve come here because you’d like help to address these and/or other issues.Family Law Services
What Makes Sapiano Law Unique?
You are seeking new and creative ideas from an experienced lawyer about how to navigate through these difficult waters.
You’d like to create your own made to measure solution that takes into account your unique situation and needs, including the circumstances of your children, former spouse, extended family & friends.
You realize there are complex immediate and long-term problems to be addressed, and if needed, you might consider my recommendations to work with financial advisors, parenting coordinators, divorce coaches and therapists, to achieve the best outcome for all.
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You appreciate that your investment in professional help can save you time, frustration and costly errors in the near and long-term future.
Who Benefits the Most?
I have helped many people come through very difficult separations, divorces and bereavements, emerging on the other side feeling that these have proven to be growth promoting experiences. Such people tend to describe themselves as being:
- Kind, Considerate and Loving
Creative and Innovative, Willing To Face Challenges, Eager to Grow and Learn
Self-Reflective and Interested in New Ways of Being and Relating
A Sense of Humour – Even During Times of Stress
- Open to Spiritual Experiences and Challenges
I hope you will be open to my advising you on ways to recapture your old self (from prior to your current stresses) and able to move on to a better place in your life.
I practice exclusively in the area of Mediation, Family Law and Estates, offering legal services for residents of Hamilton, Burlington, Stoney Creek, Ancaster, Dundas, Grimsby, Waterdown and their surrounding areas.
Child support for children in Ontario is determined by using a government mandated table based on income called the Child Support Guidelines.
Child custody allows you make the right regarding important decisions in the lives of your children who are under the age 18,
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In Ontario a divorce may be granted on a one year separation or a no fault based on one year separation for other grounds such as adultery.