Everyone in Canada has the right to represent themselves, that means you can appear in court on your own behalf and do not need to hire a lawyer.
What does it mean to get a desk order divorce? Well, it means that you are applying for a simple, uncontested divorce where you and your ex-spouse have agreed on all your separation issues and all that’s left is the divorce itself.
Access to justice is a concept that many people have heard of but for some reason many neglect. It is about having access to processes, institutions, and laws in order to pursue one’s rights and interests.
So, you’ve done your best to resolve your family law matter outside of court as a self-represented litigant and things aren’t working out as planned.
Many individuals cannot afford to pay a lawyer, leaving them with the challenge of self-representation in court. At first glance, self-representation would appear to be daunting and stressful.
You have paid your mediation retainer and the big day is approaching. You are wondering, how do I prepare for the mediation?
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Relocation with children is often one of the biggest challenges for separating parents. While the situation is usually quite complex, the law on relocation of children has recently clarified some of the basic issues that arise in litigation.
Examination for discovery, also called questioning in Alberta, is a vital process in which one side of a legal claim gets to question the other side under oath.
In Family Court cases, you are not required to hire a lawyer. In some circumstances, family law litigants may not be able to afford a lawyer, or may prefer to present their case themselves.
As most people are aware, evidence is information presented to a judge that helps prove the facts of a case or disprove facts presented by the opposing side.
By Chyanne Sharma: Vancouver Law Student, Paralegal So, you’re litigating your own family law matter.
Justice advocates want the federal government to use the federal budget to invest new resources in the legal system — which is experiencing a rise in self-representation, adding to the court backlog created by the pandemic.
Many aspects of life for parents and children change after a separation or divorce. The help of a parenting expert can ease the stress of that change and steer you in the right direction.
Capital gains arise when dividing family property, and they can be a hidden liability that only becomes known after a separation agreement has been signed.
A family lawyer who has handled many divorce cases can often spot attempts to hide money. However, when it comes to bigger concerns, it may be worth hiring a forensic accountant.
While it is generally best that children not give evidence in court after separation and divorce, there are multiple alternative avenues for a child’s voice to be heard.
When it comes to divorce issues, they don’t get much bigger than division of property. However, some assets do not require equal division because they’re considered exempt.
In Alberta, the Court of Queen’s Bench released a decision weighing on factors around shared parenting. The sole determining factor is the best interests of the child.
If your financial situation changes and you can no longer pay child support as outlined in a court order, apply for a stay of enforcement to have the payments postponed for a limited time.
In Alberta Family Law, the MEP is a free initiative provided by the government that enforces court orders for child support or spousal support.
Varying a child support order is a common application after separation and divorce, often made to reduce the amount being paid.
Occupation rent is one issue in the matrix of family law associated with matrimonial property and support when dealing with a divorce or separation.
Typically, one of the most contentious issues when property is being divided is who gets the family home. When disagreement occurs, an application to the Court often requires a forced sale.