Can You Use a Mediator to File For a Divorce?

If you are going through a divorce, you may be exploring alternative dispute resolution methods. One option that you may have come across in your search is mediation. Can you finalize the terms of your divorce in mediation? The short answer is yes. However, whether mediator will be effective is dependent on the circumstances surrounding your divorce.

What is mediation?

During mediation, you and your spouse will meet with a divorce mediator whose aim is to help you resolve your issues without going to court.

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Custody and Access Assessments

In many cases, parents cannot agree about what custody and access arrangements are appropriate for their children. It is not uncommon for one or both parents to make allegations about the other party’s parenting capacity and ability to satisfy the needs of their child or children.

Section 30 (1) of the Children’s Law Reform Act, R.S.O. 1990, c. C.12, provides as follows: “The court before which an application is brought in respect of custody of or access to a child,

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Moving During or After Divorce

If you are going through a divorce, you may be wondering whether you can move during or after the process has been finalized. The short answer is yes; however, the circumstance of your divorce will determine the rules you must follow.

Moving without children during or after divorce

It is common for one or both spouses to move out of their marital home during a divorce. If this is the case in your divorce,

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How Does the Court Decide Who Gets Custody?

A child custody battle can make the already frustrating and overwhelming process of separating from a partner even more stressful. If you are in the middle of a custody battle, you may be wondering how the matter will be decided & what child custody lawyer can do to help.

Here are some factors that may determine the outcome of the case:

Who is the primary caregiver?

When a court must make a ruling on child custody,

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Does Child Support Affect Your Taxes?

Are you going through a divorce in which children are involved? Then, you may be wondering if you will have to pay child support or if you are entitled to these payments. You may also be wondering whether such support will affect your taxes. If so, here’s what you should know if you need child support lawyer:

Who is entitled to child support payments after a divorce?

Under the law, parents are financially responsible for dependent children.

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Child Support: A Must?

Every so often, we receive inquiries from prospective parents inquiring as to their potential child support obligations, particularly if their relations with a third party resulted in an unwanted pregnancy.

The short answer is that if you are the parent, you are required to financially support your child. Regardless of the circumstances surrounding a natural and unplanned conception, if paternity is established, the father is obligated to pay child support.

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