No, you cannot stop paying as child support and parenting time are not tied together. A court will look negatively upon you if you cease paying child support despite the fact that your ex-spouse is not permitting you to see your children. There are now provisions in the Family Law Act for a parent who […]
I need to discuss certain aspects of my case. Can I call my spouse’s lawyer if mine is out of town?
The simple answer is: not necessarily. If there are no assets, no children, and fairly similar incomes, one could get divorced without using counsel. But having said that, it’s always best to consult with a lawyer, especially if there are children. The Supreme Court is required under the Divorce Act to make sure that if […]
Mediation is a process that comes under the umbrella of alternate dispute resolution, in which the parties — or if the party’s represented by counsel, the counsel on behalf of the parties — retain a neutral third party, typically a lawyer, who has the role of attempting to facilitate settlement between the parties. In our […]
The collaborative process is a relatively new method of dispute resolution in family law. The centerpiece of collaborative law is the signing by two spouses and their lawyers of what’s referred to as a collaborative-law participation agreement. In it, the parties agree to negotiate with each other in good faith and respectfully, children’s rights are […]