Family Law Restraining Orders
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 […]
How to Apply for Legal Aid Ontario
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 […]
What are the Requirements for Common Law Marriage?
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 […]
What to Expect at the Mandatory Information Program
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 Access During the COVID-19 Pandemic
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 […]