FAQ & HELP

  • What is a parent to do if the other parent obstructs the relationship with the child?
  • Does it matter who starts the court proceeding?
  • What is the cost of mediation?
  • Will I have to share my pension?
  • When can I ask for a divorce?
  • What is mediation/arbitration?

Court Procedure

  • Now that I have decided to separate from my wife, what is the process to settle all our outstanding issues regarding our children, support and property division?
  • What are the different methods used to settle the outstanding issues?
  • Does it matter who starts the court proceeding?
  • Do I need a lawyer to go to court?
  • What is a motion?
  • When can you bring a motion?
  • Who can bring a motion?
  • How do you bring a motion?
  • Can I change the prior court order or agreement?

Divorce

  • When can I ask for a divorce?
  • What is an uncontested divorce?
  • How long does it take to get a divorce?
  • Can I sue my husband for emotional distress?
  • Can I get a restraining order to protect me?
  • If we have settled everything between ourselves, do we still need a divorce lawyer?
  • Why should I hire a divorce lawyer when I can buy the court forms and fill them out myself?
  • What should I look for in a Divorce lawyer?

Mediation and Arbitration

  • What is mediation?
  • What is arbitration?
  • What is mediation/arbitration?
  • What is neutral evaluation?
  • What is collaborative family law?
  • What is a DRO?
  • What is a Parenting Coordinator?
  • How can mediation help us?
  • What are the different types of mediation?
  • What is the cost of mediation?
  • Do both spouses have to be in the same room for mediation?
  • Is mediation really voluntary?

Parenting Plans

  • Will I get custody of my children after we separate?
  • Can I move away with the children?
  • What is a custody/access assessment/parenting assessment?
  • What is "supervised access/parenting"?
  • What is Parental Gatekeeping?
  • What is a parent to do if the other parent obstructs the relationship with the child?
  • Creating A Home For Your Children After Divorce

Property Division

  • How will our property be divided?
  • Will I have to share my pension?
  • Selling the family home after separation: are divorce lawyers and judges really necessary?
  • Does a wife need to bear the consequences of her husband’s early retirement?
  • Does the law presume that common law spouses are entitled to the same equal division of their property after separation as married spouses?
  • How to mitigate financial loss in divorce

Support

  • Who pays child support?
  • Will I be required to pay spousal support?
  • When does child support end?
  • Do you still have to pay child support if you share custody of your child with the other parent?
  • Do you have to increase your child support when your income rises?
  • Am I paying too much child support or receiving too little?
  • May I stop paying child support because my spouse will not let me see my children?
  • Do I have to pay child support if I learned that I am not the biological father?
  • Will child support be reduced if the payor is fired from his job ?
  • Were the Child Support tables changed ?
  • Can I collect child support if the payor is in the U.S.?
  • Can a support payor take early retirement?
  • When it comes to the Canada Child Tax Benefit, which separated parent is entitled to it?
  • Can you sue for custody and support of your pet?

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