Blanchet Law is based on practical, empathetic, and honest legal advice. We will help you to navigate your legal issues with the assistance of an honest legal professional. We will help you decide which approach best suits your unique situation, whether that be negotiation or litigation while keeping your needs our top priority.
Blanchet Law provides legal representation for family law matters including:
- Family Court Proceedings/Representation
- Separation Agreements
- Child Custody disputes
- Parenting Time
- Support Issues
- Property Division
- Cohabitation Agreements/Marriage Contracts (ie ‘Pre-nup’s’)
- Independent Legal Advice
Upon separating from your spouse, you are faced with various rights and obligations during a very stressful time. Blanchet Law will provide you with the necessary information you need most when you are navigating your separation to help you confidently decide if you should negotiate a separation agreement or proceed to litigation.
Blanchet Law aims to provide a safe space to discuss and address any Child Protection matters. A Children’s Aid Society may become involved with your family for an out-of-court matter or in-court matter. It is important that you find the right lawyer to ensure you are well represented and know your rights.
If your matter is being dealt with out of court, Blanchet Law can help negotiate agreements, attend mediation, and review any Voluntary Services Agreements, Temporary Care Agreements, or Customary Care Agreements.
In some situations, the Children’s Aid Society may feel that the matter must be dealt with in court, in which case, Blanchet Law can assist you in representing you in Court, attending with you at court appearances, preparing your court documents, Temporary Care and Custody Hearings, motions and trials.
Wills & Powers of Attorney
Blanchet Law will help you to prepare your Will & Powers of Attorney to ensure that your wishes are respected when you aren’t unable to make the decisions for yourself.
Having a properly executed Will & Powers of Attorney is a crucial part in planning for your care and estate. Your Will will appoint an Executor/Executrix who will administer your Will and carry out your wishes. Without a Will, there won’t be anyone authorized to administer your estate. This would result in having to make an application to the court in order for your Estate to be administered. This would also mean that your estate may not be distributed in accordance with your wishes.
A Power of Attorney is a document whereby you appoint an individual(s) to make decisions on your behalf when you are not in a position to do so yourself. There is a Power of Attorney for Property and a Power of Attorney for Personal Care.
The Power of Attorney for Property allows the appointed individual to carry out decisions with respect to your personal property (ie paying bills, selling property). And the Power of Attorney for Personal Care allows the individual to make healthcare decisions for you. A Power of Attorney is only effective when you are alive and after you pass, your Will comes into effect.
Lauren Blanchet works in association with Iacobelli Law (based out of Richmond Hill, Ontario) for any Personal Injury claims. If you have been injured in a car accident, slip and fall or as a pedestrian, Blanchet Law can help you to understand and navigate your rights when dealing with an insurance company.
Lauren can provide you with the compassion, and experience to help you on your road to recovery. Lauren works in association with Iacobelli Law* to provide you with a comprehensive and compassionate legal team to help you when you need it most.