Sherman Law LLP




Family Law

Litigation & Court Appearances




Our team of highly skilled Kitchener family law lawyers understands that not every family law case can be resolved through negotiation or alternatives to litigation. We assist clients who need to resolve their legal disputes through the traditional Ontario family court systems, by appearing in court on behalf of a party in order to address the issues in dispute. We regularly appear before the Kitchener Unified Family Court and the Guelph and Stratford family law branch of the Ontario Court of Justice and the Superior Court of Justice. Whether you are requiring counsel for a motion or to prepare for a trial, we are confident that we have the skill and expertise of over 40 years of advocacy to successfully advance your position.


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Litigation means involving the court to resolve a dispute. It is an adversarial process where the parties to the legal proceedings prepare and exchange court documents and agree to argue their case in front of a judge. There are occasions where out-of-court dispute resolution discussions reach impasse or where they may not be appropriate from the outset. There may be emergency situations such as in a domestic violence case where the most appropriate course of action is the the commencement of a court proceeding to seek an order that can be enforced by the police.


The legal professionals at Sherman Law LLP have extensive litigation experience in all levels of court. They have litigated every aspect of family law disputes, including contested parenting, complex spousal support and property cases. Our lawyers frequently attend continuing education programs and keep informed on current developments in trial advocacy through the Advocates' Society and Osgoode Hall Law School Professional Development. Our legal professionals are also requested to speak about our advocacy experience and skills as panelists with younger family law lawyers, including with the Ontario Bar Association


To be an effective litigator and advocate for a client, a lawyer must be well-prepared and extremely organized. The legal professionals at Sherman Law LLP are forward-thinking advocates and integrative legal practitioners. We provide our clients with clear and understandable explanations of the law. We are candid with our clients about realistic outcomes. In support and property disputes, we take a cost-benefit approach to litigation. We will not litigate your dispute if there is a better out-of-court alternative to reach dispute resolution and if you will not receive a financial benefit that exceeds the legal costs of pursuing your claim. For parenting disputes, we recognize that children are involved and relationships are at stake. We will always advocate in your children's best interests. As integrative legal practitioners, we seek to enrich the practise of law by finding peaceful ways of resolving conflict and disputes through values-based solutions.


Frequently, litigated disputes can be resolved through consensual dispute resolution or arbitration when the parties and counsel work together to reach a solution to the dispute. We know that you want your dispute resolved as quickly and cost-effectively as possible because no one enjoys the stress and expense of litigation. We will strive to resolve your court case in a timely manner to avoid long and delayed legal proceedings and the resulting cost of a trial. Our experience in court provides us with a helpful perspective in moving your case forward with a common-sense approach towards resolution. Very often, that means that your case can be resolved without the need for a costly trial. If a trial is required, we will stand with you before the courts with unwavering resolve while tirelessly advocating for your interests. We understand that every case and every family is unique, and we are ready to put our breadth of experience and knowledge at your service.


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 For over 40 years, clients have trusted in our ability to explain more than simply their legal rights and obligations in a separation or a divorce. We focus on sustainable collaboration that leads to creative solutions and consensual dispute resolution. There are few family law problems that we have not previously assisted clients in resolving. We are confident that you will appreciate our professionalism and personalized service. To benefit from our knowledge and experience with respect to our attendance at court appearances as part of your separation or divorce, please contact 519-884-0034 or send us an email. Many of our clients are referred to us by former and current clients, as well as by lawyers, accountants, and financial advisors. We serve clients in Kitchener, Waterloo, Cambridge, Guelph, Stratford, Hamilton, London and surrounding areas.



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Aubrey J.  Sherman

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