Charles Wrock and Associates
Personal & Family Law
Definition of personal law:
law that applies to a particular person or class of persons, advising families and indivduals on all their legal needs. These areas may include:
- Elder Law
- Employment and Human Rights Law
- Estate & Trust Litigation
- Estate Planning, Wills & Trusts
- Legal Fee Disputes (Personal)
- Medical Negligence
- Personal Injury & WBC Claims
- Real Estate Litigation
- Residential Real Estate Transactions
Charles Wrock and Associates use their best judgement and understanding of the law to assist our clients. We gather and understand the details related to the issue or case, give our clients information on the law, and provide legal opinions or advice. We have the inter-personal skills and ability to communicate well, with their clients and in courts of law. We keep up to date on the law and legal procedures - as well as the community where we practice - through ongoing training and development to maintain our knowledge and skills. We act for the benefit of our clients, while maintaining client confidentiality and avoiding potential conflicts of interest.
The responsibilities of these well-educated and highly skilled professionals at Charles Wrock and Associates include:
How do you choose a lawyer?
There are 4 major criteria when making a choice of legal counsel.
Comfort Level: Are you comfortable talking to the lawyer and speaking about your personal information and needs? Is the lawyer interested in working with you to solve your legal questions?
Credentials: How long has the lawyer been in practice? Does the lawyer have experience in similar issues? Does the lawyer have any special qualifications that will assist you in a quick resolution or solution?
Location: Is the lawyer's office located near you?
Cost: Will you receive the best value for your money? When you are facing a major challenge or crisis, the consequences of poor advice are always much more expensive than the result of good advice.
The Rule of Law
You are innocent until proven guilty.
Innocence and guilt are legal terms; they have nothing to do with whether you have actually committed a crime. The Crown must prove that you are guilty within the rules of evidence and the law AND beyond reasonable doubt.
What does the rule of law mean?
It means that everyone is subject to the law; that no one, no matter how important or powerful, is above the law - not the government; not the prime minister, or any other minister; not the Queen nor the Governor General nor any Lieutenant-Governor; not the most powerful bureaucrat; not the armed forces; not Parliament itself, or any provincial legislature.
None of these has any powers except those given to it by law; by the Constitution Act, 1867, or its amendments; by a law passed by Parliament or a provincial legislature; or by the Common Law of England, which we inherited, and which, though enormously modified by our own Parliament or provincial legislatures, remains the basis of our constitutional law and our criminal law, and the civil law (property and civil rights) of the whole country except Quebec (which has its own civil code).