Posts tagged "Family/Matrimonial Law"

Traditional Court Divorce – Serving Documents To A Former Partner

This post is third in an ongoing series in which we look at some of the basics of traditional court divorce. Last week, we talked about the various courts in Ontario that deal with family law issues. Once one of the partners decides on a court and starts a case, the next step is to “serve” the claim.

Heading To Divorce Court – But Which One?

Last week, we started the first in a series of blog posts aimed at uncovering the basics of traditional court divorce. We’ve already looked at why some families choose litigation over out-of-court methods. This week, we discuss the various courts that handle divorce and why it’s important to choose the right one.

Starting Down The Road To Divorce Court

Over the last few weeks, our blog posts have looked at various alternative dispute resolution (ADR) methods for resolving family law matters. When these out-of-court forums fail, asking a judge to decide is usually the last option. This week, we begin a new series to uncover the rules and processes of going to court to settle legal issues arising from a relationship breakdown.

Med-Arb And Collaborative Law – More Alternatives To Court

Over our last few posts, we’ve been discussing alternative dispute resolution in family law. ADR methods often produce a similar net result: ending disputes without the typically higher financial costs, time expenditure and emotional stresses of court litigation. This week, we end our series with two methods that fuse some of the benefits of negotiation, mediation and arbitration put together.

Arbitration – Legally Binding Decisions Without Court

Over the last few weeks, we’ve discussed various ways to resolve family law disputes without resorting to court litigation. We’ve looked at negotiation and mediation, the two most customizable methods falling under alternative dispute resolution (ADR). This week, we provide a crash course on the least flexible of ADR methods: arbitration.

Mediation – Neutral Facilitation For Family Law Matters

Our last post was second in a series about alternative dispute resolution (ADR) – an umbrella term for out-of-court methods for ending legal disputes. Last week, we discussed the basic principles of negotiation. This week, we move onto the next logical step that separating or divorcing parties can turn to without resorting to litigation.

Negotiation - An Underlying Foundation Of ADR

In our last post, we looked at some of the benefits of Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) for resolving separation and divorce issues. In our next few posts, we examine the nuts and bolts of various out-of-court methods, starting with the most basic: negotiation.

ADR - Out-Of-Court Solutions For Separation And Divorce

If we go by the numbers uncovered last year in the U.S., then Canadian couples have just passed the summertime high season for divorce filings. With the wheels in motion on ending the relationship, families must next decide on a process to settle the associated legal matters.

Retirement - No Automatic Termination Of Spousal Support Payments

When separation and divorce issues such as spousal support are settled through written agreement or court order, they're not easily changed. If there was no pre-set provision for a periodic review and ex-spouses can't agree on an amendment, going to court is the only other option. With baby boomers now in or near retirement and grey divorce on the rise, aging ex-spouses may assume that retirement may provide relief or escape from paying up. In Ontario, such an assumption is risky.

Grandparents’ Rights: Have The Amendments Made Any Difference?

Parents and children are not the only ones impacted by separation and divorce. In the past, grandparents had nearly no legal rights that would grant them access to their grandchildren. But since December 2016, the law changed and Bill 34 became law in Ontario.

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    The Ontario Bar Association (OBA) is pleased to announce Quinn Ross as the 83rd President of the OBA.

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