Employment Law and Liability for Constructive Employee Dismissal

Employment Law and Liability for Constructive Employee Dismissal

One of the realities of running a business is that sometimes an employee’s role has to change in order to ensure the efficient operation and, in some cases, the survival of that business. Unfortunately, despite an employer’s well-meaning intentions, this kind of business decision can result in liability for constructive dismissal.

This was the situation before the Ontario Court of Appeal in Farwell v. Citair, Inc. (General Coach Canada), 2014 ONCA 177 where a 58 year old VP of Operations with 38 years of service was returned back to his former position as a Purchasing Manager by the employer.

Employment Law: Constructive Dismissal

Unlike a wrongful dismissal, a constructively dismissed employee has not actually been dismissed.  Instead, the employer has made fundamental changes to the employee’s job without the employee’s input or agreement.  In effect, the changes made by the employer are so drastic that the job the employee accepted at the start of the employment relationship no longer exists.  Hence, the term “constructive dismissal”, a dismissal implied by operation of law.

At trial, the court held that Mr. Farwell was constructively dismissed and awarded him damages equal to 24 months of pay in lieu of notice.  The employer appealed on three grounds:

  1. The trial judge misapplied the principles of the law of constructive dismissal;
  2. The trial judge erred in her assessment of damages; and
  3. The trial judge erred in failing to find that Mr. Farwell did not mitigate his damages by working for the employer as a Purchasing Manager during the notice period.

Employment Law: Ontario Court of Appeal

On the first ground of appeal, the Ontario Court of Appeal accepted the trial judge’s conclusion that the demotion back to Purchasing Manager from VP of Operations was a significant loss of status and prestige that constituted a fundamental change to the employment agreement and a constructive dismissal.  With regard to the second ground of appeal, the court deferred to the trial judge’s assessment of damages and concluded that 24 months of pay in lieu of notice was reasonable for a 58 year old high-level manager who spent two-thirds of his life with the employer.

As for the third ground of appeal, the court acknowledged that the trial judge may have incorrectly taken a subjective approach in assessing that the stigma and loss of dignity was too great to mitigate by returning to work for the employer.  In other words, rather than objectively considering if a reasonable person would return to work under the same circumstances, the trial judge may have focussed her assessment on what Mr. Farwell thought about returning to work for the employer.  The court also acknowledged that, in light of the absence of any animosity between the parties, Mr. Farwell may well have been obligated to mitigate by working for the employer as a Purchasing Manager.

However, Mr. Justice Lauwers, writing for the court, pointed out, “To trigger this form of mitigation duty, the appellant was therefore obliged to offer Mr. Farwell the clear opportunity to work out the notice period after he refused to accept the position of Purchasing Manager and told the Appellant that he was treating the reorganization as constructive and wrongful dismissal.”  Herein was the fatal flaw in the employer’s case.  In order to successfully argue that Mr. Farwell failed to mitigate his damages by working as a Purchasing Manager during the reasonable notice period, the employer first had to offer the position after Mr. Farwell refused to accept the imposed changes.

Employment Law: Constructive Dismissal – Practical Considerations

The take-away for employers in this case is that it is not safe to assume that the employee is always free to accept the position unilaterally imposed on him in order to mitigate his damages.  Once the employee has rejected the change, the employment agreement is at an end. In order to bolster the mitigation argument, the employer must then make it clear to the employee that the very same position that led the employee to assert constructive dismissal is still available to mitigate damages.

For the employee, the take-away is that it is important to assess the workplace atmosphere before claiming constructive dismissal.  Depending on the circumstances, the employee may be obligated to return to work for the employer in order mitigate his damages, despite whatever hard feelings he may bear towards the employer.

As I stated in a previous blog post, employment law, and constructive dismissal in particular, can be a lot like a chess match.  It is often beneficial to have competent employment counsel advising you on how to best respond to the moves that the other side makes.

This article is intended only to provide general information and does not constitute legal advice.  Should you require advice specific to your situation, please feel free to contact me to discuss the matter further.

Written by Jeffrey Robles and originally published on the blog at http://jeffreyrobles.com. Jeffrey represents clients in the areas of employment law and personal injury in the Ontario Superior Court of Justice.  

Family Law & Divorce – What Happens at a Case Conference

Family Law & Divorce – What Happens at a Case Conference

What to expect when you are litigating – the case conference

The Case Conference in a divorce case is usually the first opportunity for parties to hear a Judge’s view of their case.  If both parties have lawyers, depending on the judge, a Case Conference may be held in the Judge’s chambers (office) without the parties present.  It is then up to the lawyers to convey to their respective clients what was said about the custody, access, equalization and other financial issues being discussed.  At times, a judge will then speak directly to the parties in the courtroom.

If the Case Conference is in the Courtroom, the Judge will sit at the front of the room, at a raised desk.  In front of him or her are several court staff – the deputy (who escorts the Judge into the courtroom through a special door); the registrar and the court reporter, who records everything that is being said.  The recording is not published.

The parties and, if they have one, their lawyers, sit facing the Judge and staff.  Usually, the lawyers will make submissions and the parties do not speak; at times, a Judge might ask you a question directly.  You should stand to respond unless told otherwise by the Judge.  Then the Judge will give his or her views of the case, and make recommendations.   Orders can be made on consent at the conference or, if proper notice has been given, the Judge may make an order even if the both sides don’t agree to it.  Child support may be ordered even without the consent of both parties depending on the circumstances.

Conferences require Briefs, but these documents (which follow a specific format) are not kept in the court file after the hearing. They are returned to the parties after the conference or shredded.  It is essential to prepare detailed and up-to-date Briefs that inform the Judge, and the other side, about the facts you are relying on and what position you are taking on custody, child support, equalization and any other issues involved in your divorce.

A family law case will go through several conferences, usually at least two or three, before being placed on a trial list, to give the parties ample opportunity to resolve the issues on consent.

Written by Simonetta A. Lanzi

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The Matrimonial Home & Divorce

The Matrimonial Home & Divorce:  How Family Law in Ontario Affects Homeowners

The Matrimonial Home & Divorce: How Family Law in Ontario Affects Homeowners

It is a sad fact that more than 40% of marriages end in divorce.  In addition, some marriages end in a permanent separation but no divorce and are therefore not included in divorce statistics. Despite this high rate of marriage failure, prenuptial agreements remain rare.   Of course, it’s easy to understand.  Nothing puts a damper on wedding preparations faster than sitting down with lawyers to discuss what happens if your relationship doesn’t last “till death do us part”.

Do You Need a Prenup?

Fortunately, many people do not require a prenuptial agreement.  If you do not have children from a prior relationship, own a house, have significant assets, or earn a very large income, while a prenuptial agreement may be of assistance, your rights will probably not seriously be affected by not having one.  However, there are many cases where the absence of a prenuptial agreement has a severe effect on one or both spouses if their marriage ends.

The most significant example and the most common in my experience is where one party owns a property before marriage which subsequently becomes a matrimonial home.  According to s. 18 of the Family Law Act, a matrimonial home is defined as “every property in which a person has an interest and that is or, if the spouses have separated, was at the time of separation ordinarily occupied by the person and his or her spouse as their family residence …”.  For the purposes of property division after a marriage has ended, this means the home or homes you and your spouse lived in on the date you separated.  You can have more than one matrimonial home on the date of separation, typically a cottage or other vacation property. You should ask a lawyer whether your vacation property qualifies as a matrimonial home as in some cases it will not.

The Family Law Act in Ontario

Before I explain why sole ownership of a property which becomes a matrimonial home is so significant, I need to explain how property division in Ontario (and most provinces) works on marriage breakdown.  In theory, it is a simple process:  with a few notable exceptions (see s. 4(2) of the Family Law Act), you are essentially dividing all assets that accumulated during the marriage.  You calculate your net assets on the date of marriage, and again on the date of separation, and arrive at what is referred to as your net family property.  Your spouse does the same calculation.  Whoever has the highest net family property makes a payment to the other spouse to equalize the amounts.  This payment is known as an equalization payment.

Unfortunately for many people, the notable exceptions I mentioned often produce unfair results.  There are many examples involving inheritances, gifts and damages awarded by a court.  I will address some of these examples in other blogs.  However, in my experience, it is an exception that relates to the value of a matrimonial home on the date of marriage that causes the most trouble.  This exception to the straightforward division of assets can be found in the definition of net family property in s. 4(1) of the Family Law Act.  The definition specifically removes the value of a matrimonial home from the calculation of assets owned on the date of marriage.  The significance of this cannot be overstated.  What it means is this:  if you own a home or vacation property on the date of marriage which becomes a matrimonial home and remains so until the date of separation, you must include the entire value of the property in the calculation of net family property, not just the increase in equity which accrued during the marriage.

Here’s an example to make it clear:  assume you had $300,000 in a bank account on the date of marriage and you just left it there until you separated.  Over the course of the marriage it earned $50,000 in interest.  If neither party had other assets or debts, you would pay your spouse one half of the accumulated interest on separation, or $25,000.  Now, assume you owned a home on the date of marriage with $300,000 equity and you still resided in that home with your spouse on the date of separation.  During the marriage the equity in the home increased to $350,000.  If neither party had other assets or debts, now you owe your spouse half of $350,000 or $175,000. In this example, you owe your spouse an additional $150,000 because your date of marriage asset was a matrimonial home rather than a bank account.

Divorce & Family Law: What Should a Homeowner Do?

It is not often that I can offer simple solutions to such a serious issue, but in this case I am please to be able to do so.  Perhaps that is why the Ontario government has ignored the recommendations of the Ontario Law Commission for the last 20 years to change this unfortunate law.  In any event, there are two ways to avoid the unfair result of this matrimonial home exception.

This first solution is to enter into a prenuptial agreement. If you are already married, you can enter into a marriage contract and still accomplish the same thing.  I cannot emphasize enough that this document should be drafted by an experienced family law lawyer.

But what if your spouse refuses to sign a prenuptial agreement or marriage contract? The solution is actually more straightforward and reliable from a legal perspective.  Sell your home or vacation property after you get married but before you separate.  Once the home is sold, it can never be a matrimonial home and you will be able to preserve your equity in the property as a date of marriage asset.  Your date of marriage equity will still be preserved even if you invest the sale proceeds in another property.  This solution does not depend on an agreement the validity of which may be challenged by your spouse after separation.

For those residing in the Pickering, Ajax, Whitby and Oshawa area, here are some helpful links to local resources:

Durham Family Court Clinic:
http://www.dfcc.org/links-and-resources.php

Family Law Information Centre, Oshawa:
http://yourlegalrights.on.ca/organization/family-law-information-centre-flic-oshawa

Michael Reilly is a family law lawyer and mediator practising in Pickering Village, Ajax, Ontario.

 

Michael P. Reilly

Michael P. Reilly

Michael P. Reilly

Michael P. Reilly

Senior & Managing Partner

Michael is the senior and managing partner at Reilly and Partners. He has been certified by the Law Society of Upper Canada as a specialist in family law. An accomplished litigator with more than 25 years of legal experience, he currently restricts his practice to family law. Michael has successfully argued cases at every judicial level in Ontario, including the Court of Appeal.

Notwithstanding his success in the courtroom, family law often requires a less adversarial approach and Michael remains focused on early resolution.

Mediation should always be seriously considered, especially by those who may choose or have no alternative but to represent themselves in a family law dispute. Michael is a family mediator who not only has an extensive background in family law, but also mediation training and over 10 years of mediation experience. In fact, Michael has successfully resolved over 90% of the cases in which he has acted as a mediator. Although a lawyer is not required to participate in the mediation process, independent legal advice at the conclusion of the process is strongly recommended.

Michael spent two years in undergraduate studies at the University of Toronto, before accepting an offer for early admission into Osgoode Hall Law School. He graduated from Osgoode Hall in 1990 and worked in a mid size litigation firm in downtown Toronto for the next few years. In 1994 he started his own law firm in the east end of Toronto. Over the next 20 years, he added 4 lawyers and relocated the firm to its current location in Pickering Village, Ajax.

Michael is a devoted family man who is married with three children. He has been actively involved in the community for over 30 years including coaching, refereeing and sponsoring youth sports.

Please feel free to contact Michael by telephone at (905) 427-4077 ext. 24
email: mreilly@reillyandpartners.com

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Simonetta A. Lanzi

Simonetta A. Lanzi

Simonetta A. Lanzi

Simonetta A. Lanzi

Family Lawyer

Simonetta joined the firm in 1998, after having her own practice in downtown Toronto for several years. Simonetta restricts her practice to family law, including matters regarding custody and access, child support, spousal support, property division and child protection, as well as uncontested divorces. Simonetta can assist you in resolving issues through agreement, or by bringing the matter to a conclusion with the assistance of the Court. She has experience at all levels of court, including the Court of Appeal. Simonetta has an honours B.A. from the University of Toronto, a Master of Arts from Dalhousie University and her law degree from Western.

Simonetta has found her greatest joy in her family and devotes as much time as possible to her young girls and her husband. Her passion is cooking, and if she had more spare time, she would read more, knit more, and exercise more. She is hoping to return to playing squash and golf very soon.

Simonetta was an editor of Durlaw, the newsletter of the Durham Law Association. She has sat on a number of boards, she has written for various publications, and she has been actively involved in the community.

Please feel free to contact Simonetta by telephone at 905.427.4077 ext 23

email: slanzi@reillyandpartners.com

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Marc A. D’Heureux

Marc A. D’Heureux

Marc A. D'Heureux

Marc A. D'Heureux

Family Lawyer

Marc focuses his practice on family law.

He has years of experience handling all aspects of family law including prenuptial agreements, divorce, child custody, support, and division of property. He represents clients in the negotiation of separation agreements out of court and also represents clients in family court in Oshawa and Toronto on a regular basis.

In addition to representing clients in family court, Marc is an experienced collaborative family lawyer. He has completed Level Two Collaborative Family Law training and is a member of Collaborative Practice Durham Region (www.durhamcollaborative.com), the association of Durham Region collaborative lawyers. Collaborative Family Law is a way of resolving family law disputes outside of the court system through a series of four-way meetings between the separating spouses and their lawyers. The goal of the process is to achieve a negotiated settlement that takes into account the interests of both spouses and their children while avoiding the negative side-effects that adversarial court proceedings inevitably have on the family.

Marc was born and raised in Toronto. He studied International Relations at Trinity College, University of Toronto, where he obtained his Bachelor of Arts degree. He also has a Juris Doctor degree from the Faculty of Law at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver.

When not at work Marc enjoys cycling and spending time with his family.

Marc may be reached at 905-427-4077 ext. 27

email: marcd@reillyandpartners.com

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Family Law

Family Law

Reilly and Partners Family Law

If you are currently going through a family law dispute, you already know how difficult it can be to keep your emotions in check. You may be having a hard time making decisions or reaching acceptable resolution of matters with your former spouse or common law partner.

Family Lawyers Help You Work Towards Resolution

At Reilly & Partners our family law lawyers understand what you’re going through and want to reassure you that having such complex feelings when going through a separation or divorce is completely normal. After all, the decisions you make now will change your life for many years to come. For this reason, our goal is to offer you the advice of experienced and compassionate family law lawyers who will help you reach peaceful and practical resolution of your family law dispute. The lawyers of Reilly & Partners  can help you with family law matters such as:

  • Divorce
  • Separation
  • Cohabitation or Prenuptial Agreements
  • Child custody/access
  • Child support
  • Spousal support
  • Property distribution

Reilly and Partners Ajax, Family Law Lawyers Are Ready to Help

Getting a family law lawyer from our firm involved in your situation doesn’t mean that you want to start or continue a conflict; it simply means that you’re ready to work toward a resolution so that you can move forward with your life. If you’re ready to put conflict behind you in favour of a fresh start, contact Reilly & Partners to see how our family law lawyers can help.

Divorce

There is usually a significant delay from the time two people decide to separate and the granting of a divorce judgment. In the interim, there are many issues which must be addressed including property division, child and spousal support, custody and access, and possession of the matrimonial home. Where one or more of these issues exist, it is preferable to negotiate at least a temporary and, if possible, a permanent solution. The terms of any agreement reached by the parties is often incorporated into a separation agreement.

Spousal and Child Support

Whether spousal support is appropriate and, if so, how much depends on a number of factors including the length of the marriage, the income and income potential of both spouses and the assets each will have after the matrimonial property has been divided.

Child support is governed by the Child Support Guidelines. The amount of support is determined by using the support payer’s income to the “table amount” of support. This is the basic monthly payment set out in the Guideline tables which is based on the payer’s income and the number of children for whom support is payable.

In addition to table support, there are provisions in the Guidelines for additional support payments or “add-ons”. These include medical expenses, post-secondary education expenses, extraordinary extracurricular activities and daycare expenses.

Custody and Access

One of the most difficult issues to consider when a marriage ends is who will have custody of the children. Although most separating spouses put the best interests of the child first and resolve this issue without acrimony, sadly this is not always the case. If there are no abuse issues, it may be helpful to consider mediation to help resolve custody and access disputes. Reilly & Partners does offer mediation services.

Separation Agreements

A separation agreement is a contract or agreement which is often entered into by separating spouses. It is not necessary to enter into such a contract in order to be considered legally separated, however, this type of agreement is very useful.

Pre-nuptial Agreements and Marriage Contracts

Issues which are dealt with in a pre-nuptial agreement typically include division of assets, spousal support, and the financial contribution of the spouses to the household. Pre-nuptial agreements are particularly useful in addressing perceived inequities in the Ontario Family Law Act, which governs property division on marriage breakdown in the absence of a pre-nuptial agreement or marriage contract. One such potential inequity is how the matrimonial home is treated (see Property Division). A marriage contract is essentially a pre-nuptial agreement that is entered into after marriage.

Property Division

In the absence of a pre-nuptial agreement or marriage contract, division of marital property is governed by the Ontario Family Law Act. Section 5 of the Act provides that each spouse calculates the net value of assets less debts on the date of marriage and on the date of separation. Each spouse then calculates the amount by which his or her assets increased or decreased over the course of the marriage and any difference is equalized. In other words, the spouses share what has been accumulated during the marriage. This formula is subject to certain exceptions such as inheritances and gifts from third parties. The most important exception involves the matrimonial home the value of which may not be deducted as being owned on the date of marriage. It is this exception which provides the most incentive for having a pre-nuptial agreement or marriage contract.

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Personal Injury

Personal Injury

Reilly and Partners Personal Injury Law Ajax, ON

Personal injury occurs where you have suffered some form of injury, either physical or psychological, as the result of an accident. When you suffer a serious injury, the impact on your life can be overwhelming.  Many difficult decisions have to be made.  Many questions will arise.  Who will pay for the cost of my therapy?  How can I recover these out-of-pocket expenses?  What can I do about my loss of income?  What compensation am I entitled to?

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It is difficult to assess damages in the early stages of a personal injury case. In most circumstances the true cost of an injury is unknown until you have received medical treatment, therapy and rehabilitation. That is why it is important  to seek legal representation at the beginning of the process to ensure you are receiving the necessary funding for the treatment required.

There are many factors to consider when assessing the value of a personal injury claim including  the nature of your injury, the cause of the injury and the impact that the injury has on your ability to work and on the activities of daily living.

Common damages awarded in a personal injury case can include;

Medical Treatment – The cost of medical care associated with the accident including, reimbursement for expenses for medical treatment you have already received and compensation for the estimated cost of medical care you will require in the future as a result of the accident.

Pain & Suffering – You may be entitled to compensation for pain and suffering you endured, or will continue to endure, as the result of the accident.

Income – You may be entitled to compensation for the accident’s impact on your salary and wages in the past and in the future.

Home Maintenance Services – You may be entitled to compensation for housekeeping and home maintenance services that you are no longer able to perform as a result of your injuries.

Property Loss – If any personal property was damaged as a result of the accident, you may be entitled to reimbursement for repairs or compensation for the fair market value of the property that was lost.

Family Member Claims– Family members may be awarded compensation for their financial losses related to the claim.

Whether you are injured in a slip and fall, an assault or even as a result of a faulty product, Reilly & Partners Professional Corporation has the experience backed by results to help you find the answers.  If you have been injured, please contact us for a free consultation to discuss how we might be able to help you.

Civil Litigation

Civil Litigation

Reilly and Partners Civil Law
Ajax, Pickering, Whitby & Durham Region

If you need a lawyer to guide you through a civil litigation matter, Reilly & Partners can help you resolve your case. Whether you’re dealing with a personal injury, a property dispute, or a breach of contract, you don’t need to navigate the complex waters surrounding a  lawsuit on your own.  Our civil litigation lawyers have the skills and experience to effectively represent you in court.

Here to Help

We understand that legal battles can be confusing and emotionally taxing. That’s why our lawyers will work to facilitate a timely resolution to your  lawsuit. When you work with Reilly & Partners, any questions you have about your case will be answered patiently. You can expect prompt, responsive, and professional service from the moment you become a client.
If you’re involved in civil litigation, turn to Reilly & Partners to protect your rights and put your best interests first. To discuss your case, call today to schedule a consultation.

About Civil Litigation

Civil litigation is the area of the law relating to the enforcement of your rights in the civil courts. This is a very broad area of the law and includes cases such as:

  • claims for monetary compensation for injuries caused by the negligence of others, including:
    • claims relating to falls on icy or poorly maintained property,
    • defective products;
  • employment law disputes involving:
    • contract disputes such as disability insurance claims,
    • debt collection,
    • wrongful dismissal,
    • constructive dismissal, or
    • enforcing confidentiality and non-competition agreements;

Our firm has extensive experience in this area of law, representing both plaintiffs and defendants. While we strive to resolve cases by negotiating settlements in a timely and cost-effective manner, we have an excellent track record representing our clients at trial and on appeals.

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Business Law

Business Law

Business, Commercial and Corporate Law
Ajax, Whitby, Pickering & Durham Region

Reilly & Partners provides a wide range of legal services designed to help you with your business. Many transactions in business require legal knowledge and long-term planning. Our firm will work with you to establish your business, provide continuing legal counsel, advise or represent you on any disputes that may develop and ensure all your business needs are considered well into the future.

We can help you identify the right structure for your business and effectively set up a sole proprietorship, partnership, corporation or professional corporation.

Our business law practice includes:

  • Contract review, drafting and negotiation
  • Corporate compliance
  • Corporate formation/incorporation – Ontario and federal corporations
  • Franchise agreements
  • Labour and employment issues
  • Licensing and registration
  • Litigation
  • Purchase and sale of a business, including asset and share transactions
  • Shareholder agreements

Whether you are seeking legal advice about your commercial obligations, require representation in a negotiation or civil action, or you require assistance preparing documents for your business, our firm can assist you.

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Employment Law

Employment Law

Reilly & Partners Employment Law
Ajax, Whitby, Pickering & Durham Region

In Canada, there are specific laws that govern many aspects of the relationship between employer and employee. These laws were established to offer workers protections that contribute to their overall well-being while on the job.

When Conflict Arises

Even though there are laws in place to protect your rights as an employee, disputes with your employer may still arise. This conflict could have an adverse impact on your  income, benefits, long-term career potential, and quality of life.

If you’re currently involved in an employment law dispute, you’ll want to reach a resolution as soon as possible. However, you may be too intimidated to speak with your employer or may have tried to discuss the conflict, only to receive little to no support. In these instances, it may be in your best interest to consult with an employment lawyer. Reilly & Partners Professional Corporation can provide you with representation when facing:

  • Discrimination and human rights violations
  • Sexual harassment or workplace bullying
  • Wrongful  dismissal
  • Constructive dismissal
  • Severance packages
  • Employment agreement negotiations
  • Benefits disputes including disability claims

Protecting Your Rights

As an employee, you have the right to be treated fairly by your employer. If you believe that your employer may have violated the law in its dealings with you, contact Reilly & Partners Professional Corporation to seek advice.  Our lawyers would be happy to discuss your case and provide you with guidance so that you can resolve your employment law dispute.

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Mediation

Mediation

Reilly & Partners Mediation
Ajax, Whitby, Pickering & Durham Region

Mediation is a excellent alternative to litigation.  Reilly & Partners offers mediation services in the area of family law.  The senior partner at the firm, Michael Reilly, has been mediating family law disputes for over 10 years.  He brings extensive experience to the table, including 20 years as a family law lawyer.

At Your Service

Mr. Reilly works hard to help both sides develop a thorough and shared understanding of the dispute, and then guides them through the process of defining a practical, fair and lasting resolution. Mediation is private and confidential, and Mr. Reilly will take the time to work through your dispute rather than push you toward an outcome with which you are not comfortable.

Call today to learn more about Reilly & Partners’ mediation services.

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