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Bhardwaj Law Corporation Toronto
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"With you Every Step of the Way."

Since 1996, Bhardwaj Law has provided high-quality, cost-effective, and individualized client service.

Experienced Lawyer
in Toronto

Mukesh Bhardwaj​

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About Us

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We work diligently to deliver the successful outcomes you deserve. Our trial experience will ensure that you have the most robust possible defence. Do not entrust your rights and liberty to anyone; choose a trusted law firm. Mukesh Bhardwaj is one of the best criminal lawyer in Toronto.

We know that cost is a consideration but should not be the decisive factor. It would be best to focus on finding the best defence lawyer to represent your case and achieve the best possible results.

At Bhardwaj Law PC, we believe that your financial circumstances should not prevent you from hiring the most qualified lawyer for your case. Therefore, we are committed to providing you with transparent flat-rate costs so that you can understand where your money is going. This puts you behind the wheel. We will construct a monthly payment plan if your circumstances necessitate it. Our firm thinks your rights are too essential to give up because you cannot afford a competent lawyer, so we do all our power to help you find an affordable defence lawyer.

We also have a boutique office in the heart of Brampton, which is by appointment only; please get in touch with us to book an appointment.

Our Team

For more than 28 years, Bhardwaj Law Professional Corporation has made it a priority to provide individualized, high-quality, and cost-effective services to each of its clients. Our exceptional team brings together diverse backgrounds, high qualifications, and extensive experience. We speak multiple languages, fostering a unique culture that's driven by excellence and dedicated to serving your legal needs.

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Thanks a lot to the Bhardwaj law office for closing my property file. I Highly recommend Bhardwaj law office where Mr. Mukesh and his staff are very knowledgeable, Impeccable service providers and professional gentlemen.

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The lawyers at Bhardwaj Law know that this is not about us; it’s about you.

We are available to our clients 24 hours a day in emergencies and are committed to returning communications promptly otherwise. We welcome client meetings, telephone calls, and electronic communications. We encourage our clients to familiarize themselves with the file as much as possible. Our hospitable staff and impressive office space give our clients a sense of ease and optimism towards their case.

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  • Can you answer my immigration question?
    We can answer an immigration question if we have sufficient facts. Obtaining those facts requires an understanding of your history. This history may include: employment, education, travel, previous interactions with government officials, family background, and other facts. The amount and variety of this information typically requires a consultation. On the other hand, some questions have short answers and may be answered by referring to the website: www.cic.gc.ca . We would refer you to that website for questions that have short general answers.
  • Why do I have to pay for a consultation?
    You are unique. We want to know about your unique situation. Due to the amount of information required to know your situation and the time spent, it would be required to pay for a consultation.
  • How much is a consultation?
    A 30 minute consultation has a fee of CAD$150 (plus hst if applicable), and a 60 minute consultation fee is CAD$250 (plus hst if applicable). This includes answering through email, one-two questions related to the consultation within seven days of the consultation. The consultation fee may be credited towards a related legal service fee if you hire us within 30 days of the consultation.
  • Can I immigrate to Canada?
    There are various paths for immigrating to Canada. Some general information is available at the following links on our website. If you have reviewed those links, and feel you may qualify, we suggest a consultation with us before proceeding with your visa application. https://chaudharylaw.com/services/temporary-residence/ https://chaudharylaw.com/services/permanent-residence/
  • I heard from my friend/relative/travel agent/barber that there is a special program to get a visa to Canada…, is it true?"
    You are unique. It is impossible to determine if a program (or rumoured program) briefly mentioned by a third party such as your friend is applicable to you without analyzing your unique life history. The suitability (and/or existence) of a program would be determined through a paid consultation with our office.
  • I am in Canada as a visitor and I want to change my status to a worker or student can you help me?
    Changing status from visitor to worker while in Canada is possible in rare situations such as when you have a spouse in Canada. If you are from a visa required country the general rule is that you cannot change status from a visitor to a student or a worker from within Canada unless one of the exemptions apply to you see this article for more information.
  • What is the difference between an Appeal and Judicial Review?
    We have a video and article that explains the difference at the following.
  • My Immigration case got refused, how long do I have to contest my case?"
    If the immigration officer that refused your case is located in Canada, then you may only have 15 days to seek relief at the federal court. If the immigration officer who refused your application is located outside of Canada, then you would have 60 days to seek an application at the Federal Court and 30 days for Appeals, as the case may be.
  • What is the financial requirement to visit Canada?
    You are unique; the amount of time you intend to spend in Canada, as well as the purpose of your visit to Canada would determine the amount of money you need to present when applying to visit Canada. Similarly, if you have a host or relative who is inviting you to Canada, then the amount of money and or income they need to show depends on how long you intend to be in Canada, the income of your host, and your purpose in Canada, among other things.
  • What are the requirements for a super visa for my parents or grandparents?
    Amongst the requirements there is a financial requirement which is directly related to the size of your family, and as such the minimum amount is based on an index called the Low Income Cut Off Rate (LICO) + 30%.
  • Am I eligible to sponsor?
    Sponsors have financial requirements that are nominal in the case of sponsoring a spouse, to specific, in the case of sponsoring a parent. There may also be issues if the potential sponsor has had interactions with Canada’s justice system or Border Officials.
  • I want to sponsor my siblings can I sponsor them?
    In the vast majority of cases, you cannot sponsor a sibling, but you may add points to a siblings Express Entry profile.
  • Can I pay you after you obtain my visa?
    Unfortunately this is not possible.
  • How can I protect my child's best interests during a divorce or custody battle?
    Our family law experts will help you navigate complex family law issues, ensuring your child's well-being and your rights are upheld.
  • What should I do if I'm involved in a legal dispute with another party?
    In civil litigation cases, we'll represent your interests, aiming for a fair and favorable resolution through negotiation or litigation.
  • How can I secure my immigration status or navigate business legalities in Canada?
    Whether you're an immigrant or a business owner, we offer comprehensive legal solutions to address your immigration and business needs.
  • How does Bhardwaj Law Professional Corporation handle divorce cases in Ontario, Canada?
    At Bhardwaj Law Professional Corporation, we specialize in family law matters, particularly divorce cases within the Ontario jurisdiction. Our focus is on 'sole/uncontested' and simple joint divorces, ensuring a streamlined and efficient legal process.
  • What types of divorces does your firm handle?
    We exclusively handle 'sole/uncontested' and simple joint divorces. A 'simple' divorce entails seeking only the dissolution of the marriage without additional complexities such as spousal support, child custody, and property division.
  • What is a 'sole/uncontested' divorce, and how does it work?
    In a 'sole/uncontested' divorce, one spouse initiates the process by filing for divorce. The other party is then served with the divorce papers and has a specified time frame to contest or present their claims. If uncontested within the allotted time, the divorce proceeds and is typically finalized by the court within a few weeks.
  • Is a joint divorce more convenient, and how does it compare to a sole/uncontested divorce?
    Whether opting for a simple joint divorce or a sole/uncontested divorce with both parties cooperating, the timing and cost remain consistent. Many couples prefer the convenience of a joint divorce, while others choose the sole/uncontested route for its simplicity, especially when one spouse efficiently handles the paperwork.
  • How do you facilitate document processing for clients?
    Signing documents is made effortless through our digital platform. We use DocuSign to allow you to sign forms from the comfort of your home. Additionally, we leverage Zoom for swearing affidavits over your computer or smartphone, ensuring a smooth and convenient process.
  • Where is Bhardwaj Law Professional Corporation located, and which markets do you serve?
    We are located in Ontario, Canada, and our services cater to clients across the Canadian market. Our expertise in Ontario family law allows us to provide dedicated and knowledgeable assistance to clients seeking legal support in family matters.
  • What paperwork will I need to initiate my divorce process with Bhardwaj Law Professional Corporation?
    To begin the divorce process, you will need either your original marriage certificate or a certified copy issued by the governmental agency responsible for issuing certificates. If you do not have a copy, you can easily order a replacement Ontario marriage certificate by clicking (link to ordering page).
  • Can you explain the process of a 'joint' divorce?
    A 'joint' divorce involves both spouses mutually expressing their desire to divorce. Both parties act as applicants, jointly signing the necessary documents—the Joint Application for Divorce and Joint Affidavit for Divorce. While ideal for amicable separations, logistical challenges, such as one spouse residing overseas, may require additional coordination.
  • What if I was married outside of Canada or the US?
    If your marriage took place outside of Canada or the US, and you've lost the original certificate or only have a photocopy, it's essential to make your best efforts to obtain a replacement certificate. In the event that your efforts are unsuccessful, rest assured that you can still proceed with obtaining a divorce.
  • I got married outside of Canada, and I've been previously divorced. What documents do I need to provide?
    If your current marriage occurred outside of Canada, and you have a history of divorce, you are required to show proof of the prior divorce. However, if obtaining such proof is currently impossible, there are ways around this requirement, and our legal experts will guide you through the necessary steps. Please note: It is crucial to comply with the legal requirements, and our experienced team at Bhardwaj Law Professional Corporation is here to assist you in navigating through the paperwork and ensuring a smooth divorce process.
  • Can I file for legal separation in Ontario through Bhardwaj Law Professional Corporation?
    In Ontario, there is no formal process for "filing for legal separation." You and your spouse are considered legally separated when you are 'living separate and apart,' even if you're not necessarily residing in separate homes.
  • How does legal separation work in Ontario?
    Legal separation is not a process that involves filing specific paperwork in Ontario. Instead, it is a status achieved when spouses are living separate and apart. This separation status allows you to address specific legal matters, such as child custody, support, and property division, without filing for divorce.
  • Can I address custody, support, or property division without filing for divorce?
    Absolutely. In Ontario, you can file for custody of your children or seek support and division of property without initiating a divorce proceeding. Bhardwaj Law Professional Corporation can guide you through the legal steps necessary to address these specific matters even if a divorce is not immediately pursued.
  • Is it necessary for spouses to live in separate homes to be legally separated?
    While living separate and apart is a key factor, it's not a strict requirement for spouses to reside in separate homes to be considered legally separated. Bhardwaj Law Professional Corporation can provide further information and guidance based on your specific circumstances.
  • Can I consult with Bhardwaj Law Professional Corporation for assistance in my separation matters?
    Certainly. Even though there is no formal filing for legal separation in Ontario, our experienced legal team can provide guidance on the legal implications of your separation and help you navigate issues related to custody, support, and property division. Contact us for personalized assistance tailored to your situation.
  • We've been separated for 10 years. Is it true that we are automatically divorced now?
    No, that's not true. In Canada, there is no automatic divorce, regardless of the length of separation. The misconception that a divorce is automatic after a specific duration, such as 5, 7, or 10 years, is not accurate.
  • How does the duration of separation affect the divorce process in Canada?
    The duration of separation itself does not determine an automatic divorce. While a separation period is a factor considered in divorce proceedings, the legal process must be initiated through appropriate channels. It's important to understand that separation alone does not lead to an automatic dissolution of the marriage.
  • What steps should we take to get divorced after a long separation?
    To obtain a divorce in Canada, you need to actively initiate the legal process. Bhardwaj Law Professional Corporation can guide you through the necessary steps, ensuring that you meet the legal requirements for divorce. Simply being separated for an extended period does not trigger an automatic divorce.
  • Are there any advantages to waiting for an extended period before pursuing divorce?
    While the duration of separation is considered in divorce proceedings, waiting for an extended period does not confer automatic advantages. It's essential to consult with our legal experts to understand the implications of your specific situation and to determine the best course of action for your divorce.
  • Can I consult with Bhardwaj Law Professional Corporation for advice on my long-term separation situation?
    Absolutely. Our experienced legal team can provide personalized advice based on your unique circumstances. We will guide you through the divorce process, ensuring that you meet all legal requirements and addressing any concerns related to the duration of your separation. Contact us for a consultation tailored to your needs.
  • Do I have to have a separation agreement?
    No, the court does not require you to have a separation agreement. However, it is highly advisable that you and your spouse reach an agreement on how to settle the issues between you. Court proceedings can be costly and time-consuming, and the decisions you make now can have lasting implications for you and your children.
  • Why is signing a separation agreement important?
    Signing a separation agreement is a crucial step in the process. While the court doesn't mandate it, having a written, signed, and witnessed separation agreement provides a clear record of the decisions made between you and your spouse. This documentation can be essential in case your spouse fails to adhere to the informal agreement.
  • What information can I find in a separation agreement?
    The Ontario Separation Agreements provides detailed information about separation agreements. In a properly executed agreement, you can cover vital issues, including: Date of separation Child-related matters: Custody arrangements Access rights for the non-custodial parent Child support details Duration of child support Spousal support: Payment terms Duration of support Waiver conditions, if applicable Property division: Allocation of assets House-related decisions Proceeds distribution from the sale of the house Debt allocation: Responsibilities for outstanding debts Handling debts post-separation but pre-divorce Pension, RRSPs, RESPs, etc.: Consideration of splitting pensions and/or RRSPs Entitlement to permitted transfers for RESPs
  • Why is it important to include all these details in a written agreement?
    Even if you've been separated for an extended period without minor children and have already divided assets, a separation agreement can formalize these details, preventing future disputes. A properly executed agreement can be treated by the court like a court order, providing legal clarity and protection for both parties.
  • I've just separated - can I start the divorce process now?
    Yes, you can initiate the divorce process by filing the application any time after you separate*. However, it's important to note that unless your divorce is based on grounds such as adultery or abuse, the court will not finalize the divorce until you have been separated for a year. The Divorce Act stipulates a 12-month period of living "separate and apart," and it's essential to comply with this requirement.
  • Can a separation agreement be beneficial even if we have been separated for many years?
    Absolutely. Regardless of the duration of separation, having a separation agreement can document the agreements reached, preventing potential claims or disputes in the future. It is a valuable tool to safeguard your interests, even if there are no minor children and assets have been divided. Our legal experts at Bhardwaj Law Professional Corporation can guide you through the process of creating a comprehensive separation agreement tailored to your unique circumstances. Contact us for personalized assistance and advice.
  • Does "separate and apart" mean living in separate homes?
    No, the requirement to live "separate and apart" for 12 months does not necessarily mean residing in separate homes. Many people successfully obtain a divorce while still sharing the same residence for economic or other reasons. The key factor is that you and your spouse have genuinely lived separate lives during this period.
  • What are the exceptions for a shorter separation period?
    In cases where the divorce is based on grounds such as adultery or abuse, a shorter separation period may be considered. However, these situations require specific legal documentation and evidence. It's advisable to consult with our legal experts at Bhardwaj Law Professional Corporation to understand the specific requirements and implications for your case.
  • Can I get divorced sooner if we agree on all terms?
    While reaching an agreement on all terms is beneficial for the divorce process, the one-year separation requirement remains in place unless specific grounds for a shorter period are applicable. It's crucial to consult with our legal team to ensure that your agreement aligns with legal requirements and to streamline the divorce process as much as possible.
  • Can I get divorced sooner if we agree on all terms?
    While reaching an agreement on all terms is beneficial for the divorce process, the one-year separation requirement remains in place unless specific grounds for a shorter period are applicable. It's crucial to consult with our legal team to ensure that your agreement aligns with legal requirements and to streamline the divorce process as much as possible.
  • How can Bhardwaj Law Professional Corporation assist me in starting the divorce process after separation?
    Our experienced legal team can guide you through the entire divorce process, from filing the initial application to finalizing the divorce. We provide personalized assistance based on your unique circumstances, ensuring that you understand the legal requirements and making the process as smooth as possible. Contact us for a consultation tailored to your needs.
  • What should I do if I'm facing criminal charges in Toronto?
    If you're facing criminal charges, it's essential to consult a lawyer immediately. We'll provide you with expert guidance and build a strong defense for your case.
  • What are the key considerations when buying or selling property in Toronto?
    We'll guide you through the legal intricacies of real estate transactions, protecting your interests and ensuring a smooth process.
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