Legal Services

Legal Services:

Criminal Defense
Criminal charges can have a serious impact upon your life. If you are under investigation or have been charged with a criminal offense, quasi-criminal offense, or motor vehicle offense you should enlist the help of a criminal lawyer to review your options and discuss preparing your
defense.

The lawyers at Fitch Violande have a broad range of experience and are able to assist you with any offence under the Criminal Code of Canada. In particular, they can help you with any of the following in relation to your Criminal Offences:

• Bail Hearings;
• Break and Enter, Unlawfully Being in a Dwelling House, Robbery;
• Careless use/storage of a firearm and other weapon related offenses;
• Charges under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act;
• Domestic Assault, Assault, Aggravated Assault;
• Impaired Driving & Driving over 80mgs;
• Remission of Penalty Applications;
• Sexual Assault & Sexual Interference;
• Theft under $5,000, Theft over $5,000, and Fraud; and
• Variation Applications.


Corporate & Commercial
Fitch Violande offers a broad array of corporation services including but not limited to:

• Incorporation;
• Family Trust;
• Shareholder Agreements;
• Shareholder Reorganization;
• Lease Agreements
• Employments Agreements
• And more.


Family Law
Going through a separation from a spouse or common law partner is very emotional, challenging, and time consuming. It is essential that you have a lawyer in your corner who can help you understand any rights and obligations you and your partner may have towards one another and your children. A lawyer at Fitch Violande can help you through the process from beginning to end.

In particular, a lawyer at Fitch Violande is able to help you through the whole process from start to finish or is able to help provide one time advice on a specific area you are having trouble with. The lawyers at Fitch Violande are particular proponents of using limited scope retainers to provide access to justice for people who may not qualify for legal aid but cannot afford the expense of retaining a lawyer from start to finish.

Some family law matters that Fitch Violande can help you with are:

• Divorce Proceedings;
• Maintenance and Custody Act Proceedings;
• Cohabitation and Marriage Agreements;
• Collaborative Family Law;
• Custody and Access, including shared parenting;
• Mobility and child relocation matters;
• Spousal Support Claims;
• Variation of existing orders.


Personal Injury
Dealing with an insurance company can be difficult and time consuming. Insurance companies will often encourage you to settle for less than you may be entitled to, or claim that your injury falls under the Minor Injury Cap when it may not. If you have been injured in a motor vehicle accident, you should contact a lawyer at Fitch Violande for a free review of
your matter.

A lawyer at Fitch Violande can assist you with the following Personal Injury Matters:

• Motor Vehicle Accidents
• Slip and Fall Injuries


Property Law
Whether you are buying, selling, or refinancing a home, a lawyer at Fitch Violande can help make your transaction as worry-free as possible. We understand that buying or selling a home can be very stressful, and offer our legal services at a fixed price, so you’ll have one less thing to worry about.


Wills & Estates
Everyone over the age of 18 should have a last will and testament to express their wishes. Also a good practice to create a power of attorney and a personal care directive. A power of attorney can be enduring, giving a person you trust the power to make any decisions of a financial nature or they can be for a specific purpose, such as granting a person the authority to sign a deed to your home.

A personal care directive is a legal document appointing someone as your representative to make health decisions in the event you are incapacitated or in a vegetative state and unable to do so.