Skillful representation is provided from the earliest stages of the criminal process through to trial, with an emphasis on client service, professionalism, and zealous advocacy. Every case receives special attention and every available resource is utilized in order to ensure positive results for the client. Counsel’s combination of knowledge, experience, skill and dedication provide for the highest quality legal representation possible.
Kalina & Tejpal provides expert legal advice to protect the rights of individuals facing white collar crime, criminal, regulatory, and quasi-criminal charges for individual, institutional and corporate clients in the Ontario courts.
If your application to remain in Canada or to come to Canada has been denied, you may have an effective way of overturning that decision.
Our firm is frequently called upon to provide our services in Federal Court applications and Appeal Board appeals. The Federal Court has the power to overrule the negative decisions of immigration officers, both inside and outside of Canada. The Immigration Appeal Board has a similar power in the case of sponsorship appeals and deportation orders.
Our experience, skill, knowledge, expertise and dedication will fight for you through the litigation process, no matter complex it may become. We have numerous reported cases of successful judicial review applications in Federal Court and Appeal Board decisions.
Family Law and Divorce Law
Litigation is a term that refers to matters that are dealt with in a court of law. Family litigation encompasses two broad areas; family law and divorce law. Although they are inter-related, they have a different focus.
Divorce law is governed by the Federal Divorce Act. Because it is a federal statute, the forum in Ontario is the Superior Court of Justice. All aspects of family are covered with the notable exception of Adoption and Child Protection Proceedings which are initated by the Children’s Aid Society in the Ontario Court of Justice. Issues such as Divorce and Separation of Property are the exclusive jurisdiction of the Superior Court of Justice. However, the court will also deal with custody, access, spousal support and child support.
Family law is governed by the statutes listed below and heard in the Ontario Court of Justice. The common issues involve custody, access and support of children along with spousal support. Additionally, the court will deal with adoption of a child and Child Protection Proceedings.
- Child and Family Services Act Outlines the powers and responsibilities of children’s aid societies. In addition, the Act sets out the rules governing the adoption of children
- Children’s Law Reform Act Deals with such matters as custody of, and access to children, as well the rules to establish parentage of a child
- Family Law Act Deals with spousal and child support, division of property, and possession of the matrimonial home
- Family Responsibility and Support Arrears Enforcement Act, 1996 Outlines the powers and responsibilities of the Family Responsibility Office to collect child and spousal support payments
- Interjurisdictional Support Orders Act, 2002 Outlines the methods to apply for a support order or a change of an existing support order in another Canadian province or reciprocating jurisdiction
If you are commencing or defending a family litigation application, let us assist in providing our expert advice and skill to your situation.