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Hughes + Cooper LLP is a leading boutique family law firm.

Based in downtown Hamilton, Ontario, we offer services to clients across Ontario including, but not limited to, Ancaster, Dundas, Hamilton, Burlington, Toronto, Niagara, Peel, Haldimand, Norfolk, Brantford and Kitchener Waterloo.

Hughes + Cooper LLP’s lawyers are a highly skilled, experienced, and knowledgeable team. We provide clients with the strongest possible representation. We have a demonstrated history of successful results for our clients.

Parenting Time and Decision-Making

There are variety of issues that can arise with respect to parenting and decision-making after separation, including the relocation of a parent, a child refusing contact with a parent, amending an existing parenting schedule by agreement or court order, or urgent concerns regarding a child’s wellbeing.

Child Support and Spousal Support

Whether you are married or in a common law relationship, a separation may coincide with a resulting financial obligation to children or a former spouse. Child and spousal support claims raise issues around the assessment of income, entitlement to support and the quantum and duration of payments.

Division of Property

When two people are married in Ontario, the Family Law Act requires that they divide their property in accordance with a specific property regime. This division of property for married spouses is referred to as the “equalization of net family property”.

Domestic Contracts

Married spouses, unmarried, cohabitating spouses, and separated spouses alike will all benefit from the preparation of a domestic contract.


We support our clients in resolving their family law issues through negotiation, collaborative law, or mediation where possible. However, when parties are at an impasse, our team of family lawyers will represent our client’s interests at every level of Court in Ontario.

International Child Abductions

Parenting cases dealing with questions of habitual residence and multiple jurisdictions are complex and fact specific.


At Hughes + Cooper LLP, our Family Lawyers have experience in all areas of adoption including adult child adoptions, stepparent adoptions, and child protection adoption.

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We welcome the opportunity to discuss your situation confidentially.
To schedule a consultation and intake interview, please call us at 905-523-5252 or 1-866-496-3930