Parenting, Property and Support
My practice encompasses all areas of family law including complex property and support issues, parenting disputes, separation agreements, marriage contracts, and cohabitation agreements. Whether you are negotiating or mediating out of court or litigating in courts, I have the knowledge and experience to direct your case to an optimal outcome.Connect with Alison
Dividing Your Property
Property division can be a challenging area of family law – and handling complex financial matters is one of my passions. My practice is focussed on untangling the web of ownership, valuation, equalization, and how these issues can be settled through the law. I will meet your needs as efficiently and cost-effectively as possible, through mediation, negotiation, or in court if appropriate.
Spousal & Child Support
Support is another high-conflict area of family law. If you want to understand your rights, or are worried about the amount of support you will get (or need to provide), contact me to understand how the system of support works in Ontario.
High Conflict Parenting Issues
Whether your spouse is behind in support, you’re facing a relocation issue, or if you’re trying to determine schooling and parenting time, it can be difficult to find agreement when you’re separated. You want what’s best for you children, but you may have to work hard to get it. Let me work beside you, to guide you and help you understand the ins and outs of parenting issues in family law.
Cohabitation Agreements and Marriage Contracts
The best relationships start with a solid foundation – and that’s what a well-crafted and fair Cohabitation or Marriage Agreement can provide. These documents aren’t designed to restrict a relationship, they’re meant to help you communicate on key issues, like finance and property, at the beginning of your time together. Many relationships end as a result of disagreements over finances – agreeing on these matters can help protect your future.
Start Your Family Law Matter with Alison Dennis
Alison is an experienced litigator who is cognizant of the financial and emotional cost of high conflict, protracted litigation in court. She is an advocate of alternative dispute resolution (ADR); however, she does not hesitate to use the courts when necessary. Prior to joining Dickson Appell, Alison practiced at a leading boutique law firm in Toronto. Her clients understand that their case is her priority, and she works hard to meet their legal needs.
Contact us at 647-697-5873 or fill out the form below to get in touch with Alison Dennis and Dickson Appell.
About Dickson Appell
Dickson Appel began in 1987 with a group of nine smart, hard-working female lawyers in our midtown Toronto offices. Since then, six of our partners have become judges.
We are proud to be recognized by clients and the professional community as being at the forefront of family and estates law. Our partners are some of the country’s leaders in their fields. When you walk through our doors, you will find compassionate, thoughtful guidance and steadfast support and advocacy.