What are Family Law Restraining Orders A Family Law Restraining Order is more or less what it sounds like, it is an Order from a family law court that controls whether and according to what terms, one person may interact with another. Typically, such Orders restrict both the communication between the protected person and the […]
I Have Been Served With A Family Law Application, What Happens If I Do Not Respond (By The Deadline)?
I have been served with a Family Law Application, what now? When you are served with a family law Application, you are given a first court date and a 30-day deadline by which to respond by filing a document known as an Answer. The first court date is known as a First Appearance which is […]
Legal aid is a government program that helps people with low income receive legal representation and advice. Although publicly funded, Legal Aid Ontario (LAO) is an independent, non-profit corporation providing legal aid services in Ontario. Legal aid is only available to individuals with certain types of legal problems. Depending on your situation, LAO may cover […]
The number of Canadians entering into common law relationships is increasing now more than it ever has. As such, there is a greater need for the general public to understand what a common law relationship in Ontario is and what it encompasses. For example, what is the legal definition of a common law relationship? Does […]
When parties begin a family law court proceeding in Ontario, they are required to attend at a Mandatory Information Program (“MIP”). MIPs are usually held at the courthouse and are free of charge. Separating or divorcing parties are each given a separate session, in order so that the parties do have to see or speak […]
Facilitating child access during the ordinary hustle and bustle of regular life sometimes has its challenges. While some parties amicably facilitate access between themselves, some parties experience difficulties. However, COVID-19, or the Coronavirus, has made facilitating access extremely difficult and challenging for almost everyone. As we are in an unprecedented situation, parties are turning to […]