Divorce, Custody, Child Support & Family Law Services for the GTA

Whether it involves the beginning or the end of a relationship, family law matters must be treated with tact and sensitivity. In separation cases, arrangements for finances and property have to be made, for example, division of matrimonial assets and property. A negotiated settlement is the most ideal way to resolve family disputes, since it is quick and cost-effective. The Law Offices of Arman Hoque can negotiate a settlement on your behalf.

Your Trusted Family Law Adviser

We know how complex and stressful it is to take legal action against family members, so we will guide you through every step of the process. Each case is unique and requires specific action, but you can trust us to help find the solution right for you. We will work closely with you and explain everything clearly so that you understand the pros and cons of each action.

In cases where court proceedings are required, we will complete all the necessary paperwork and guide you through the entire process. Our mission is to ensure you are properly represented in the courtroom and you achieve the best resolution possible.

If push comes to shove, we represent aggressively against those we hate but love. We act to maintain your dignity and pride to ensure your rights are not impugned or cast aside.

Family Law Services in the Greater Toronto Area

Some of our areas of practice include:

  • Child Custody
  • Child Support
  • Divorce
  • Spousal Support
  • Marriage Contracts
  • Adoption
  • Cohabitation Agreements
  • Settlement Agreements
  • Separation Agreements
  • Property Division
  • Principled Negotiations
  • ...and much more


Under Ontario law, there is no such thing as a “legal” separation; if one person in the marriage wants to be considered separate, they are both considered “separated,” even when residing under the same roof.


To obtain a divorce in the province, you or your spouse must have primarily lived in Ontario for at least one whole year before completing an application for divorce. While each divorce case is unique, most fall under the category of “irreconcilable differences,” wherein the couple has been separated for at least one year and there is no possibility of reconciliation. Before a divorce can be granted, the court will require that all reasonable arrangements have been conducted regarding child support. This often requires parties having previously completed a separation agreement.

Child Custody

Child custody can be seen as your legal right to be involved in the upbringing of your child (or children). This is often confused with child access, which is simply the right to see your child (or children). Some of the most common types of child custody include:

  • Sole Custody
  • Joint Custody
  • Shared Custody
  • Split Custody

Child Support

Under Ontario law, each parent is obligated to assist their child financially. In its intent, child support should be used to assist the parent with whom the child primarily resides and is involved in the day-to-day activities of the child.

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