Child and Spousal Maintenance
Many attorneys will not take on maintenance cases as they regard these cases as ‘lesser law”. We don’t agree. The amount of maintenance that children receive impacts directly on their quality of life.
Often parents are already impoverished by not receiving maintenance payments from the other parent, or inadequate maintenance, and they are therefore not able to appoint an attorney.
Neilsons Attorneys have a special service for cash strapped clients whereby we consult extensively with our clients and teach them how the process works, how best to approach the matter and what maintenance amounts to claim.
Once they have this knowledge, they are empowered to handle the matter on their own.
The opposite is also sometimes the case: a parent may be paying too much maintenance, but is unaware of his or her right to apply for a reduction in maintenance.
We assist our clients not only with well-considered advice, but also by enforcing and protecting their rights in court. We know how the system works and we know the law. This enables us to give our clients excellent service.