MAK Family Law

Our Team

Mary Anne Kril

Mary Anne Kril practises exclusively in family law emphasizing reasonable resolutions to the issues that arise on marriage breakdown. She has 32 years of practise experience and is also trained in collaborative law, mediation and arbitration.

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Mary Anne Kril provides clients with a compassionate understanding of their family law issues, based on years of experience in negotiation, mediation and client representation in court.

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Associations and Experience

  • Member of the Halton County Law Association and former director
  • Formerly a member of the executive of the Family Law Section of the Ontario Bar Association
  • Speaker at Continuing Legal Education Programs for the Law Society of Upper Canada and the Judicial Institute
  • Currently a Dispute Resolution Officer for the Superior Court of Ontario
  • Articled and practised commercial litigation and family law with a large multinational law firm

Education and Awards

  • Bachelor of Arts (honours) Queens University 1980 Gold Medallist in Sociology
  • Masters of Arts (Sociology) University of Toronto 1982
  • Bachelor of Laws University of Toronto 1985 Academic Awards in Family and Administrative Law
  • Treasurer’s Medal in the Bar Admission Course 1987 for achieving the highest standing in the Ontario Bar Admission Course
  • Called to the Bar of Ontario in 1987
  • Recipient of the Halton County Law Association Award of Excellence for 2016

Approach

  • Experienced Negotiator
  • Offers of Settlement and Separation Agreements
  • Experienced Advocate before the Courts
  • Trained Mediator/Arbitrator
  • Collaborative Law Practitioner

Michael Kril-Mascarin

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Michael's practice involves all aspects of family law with a focus on matters with complex financial and property issues. Prior to forming MAK Family Law LLP, Michael honed his litigation, negotiation and dispute resolution skills while practising commercial litigation and insolvency law at a full-service firm in Toronto.

Michael regularly appears at all levels of Court in Ontario and has been involved in proceedings before the Supreme Court of Canada. In addition to his family law practice, Michael maintains a general commercial litigation practice, concentrated on debtor/creditor and insolvency matters. He is particularly interested in cases where those areas of law intersect with family law and his experience makes him uniquely qualified to deal with them. While in law school at the University of Western Ontario, Michael was a member of the Family Law Project – a program where law students assist self-represented family law litigants at Court. He was awarded for outstanding contribution to the program. Michael also co-founded a successful advocacy competition, which has seen hundreds of law students compete over the years.

Services

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For most people, the breakdown of a marriage is made more difficult by the uncertainty which it creates. Parties are often unaware of their legal entitlements or obligations. They may have little knowledge of the process options available for resolving the issues which arise on marriage breakdown. Most need assistance in navigating this unfamiliar territory and in reaching agreement on some or all of custody/parenting, child support, spousal support and equalization of property.

In our initial consultation, we will review with you the many process options now available. Together we will decide which of the process options seems to be the best "fit" for your family situation and desired outcome.

Mediation

Should you and your spouse agree to use the services of a mediator, we will provide you with a referral, assist you in the completion of your financial statement and act as your advisor or consultant through the mediation process. Once you have reached agreement on all issues, we will meet with you to review the draft Separation Agreement and make sure that you fully understand all of its terms.

Collaborative Law

You and your spouse may agree to commit to the collaborative law process. In that event, we will work together with you, your spouse and his or her collaborative lawyer through a series of meetings to exchange financial disclosure, generate options for resolution and draft the terms of a final Separation Agreement.

Negotiation

Neither of these two options may be well suited to your unique situation. In that event, conventional negotiations generally commence with an exchange of correspondence between counsel for each party. Negotiations follow after the exchange of financial disclosure and may involve the exchange of offers to settle or four way settlement meetings. Again, the goal is agreement on all issues and the documentation of that agreement in a final Separation Agreement.

Litigation

In some cases, you may have no option but to seek the assistance of the Court to resolve some or all of the issues arising from the breakdown of your marriage. In that case, we will draft the necessary documents and work with you to prepare your financial statement. we will attend all required conferences before the court with you and advocate for you in all court proceedings.

Generally, we will work with you to ensure that you successfully navigate this unfamiliar territory in a financially and emotionally cost effective manner.

  • Mediation and Arbitration
  • Collaborative Practice
  • Negotiation
  • Litigation
  • Marriage and Cohabitation Agreements
  • Divorce

Contact Us

MAK Family Law LLP
700 Kerr Street, Suite 202, Oakville, Ontario L6K 3W5

Mary Anne Kril: makmakfamilylaw.ca

Michael Kril-Mascarin: michaelmakfamilylaw.ca

Sandra Coreschi, Assistant: sandramakfamilylaw.ca

Phone: (905) 849-7774

Fax: (866) 694-7940