Arbitration is a good alternative dispute resolution option for family law conflicts as it is generally more cost effective than Court and there is more flexibility over the process. But what is arbitration, and how does it work?
Before I became a lawyer, I had this naive T.V. inspired understanding of the justice system.
An affidavit is a document that outlines your statement of facts and supports your evidence. It basically tells your story in relation to the family law matter that you would want a judge to know about.
In the context of family law, mediation is a process where parties come together with a neutral third-party (the mediator) to share and discuss identified issues regarding divorce, separation, or other family law matters in hopes of resolving those issues by way of a mutual agreement.
In Canada, child support payments are designed to ensure that children from dissolved marriages or relationships are adequately supported as it is a legal right of the child.
Family Justice Counsellors are trained professionals and accredited mediators who help families resolve various issues related to their family law matter.
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 cases are won or lost on the level of organization done before entering the courtroom. Know how to prepare your case for family Court.
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.