How to Avoid Going to Court in a Divorce

Going through a divorce is stressful. When you add the possibility of going to court, the process may seem even more daunting. If you are trying to avoid going to court in your divorce, here are some tips that might help:

Resolve issues on your own

If your separation is amicable, you might be able to agree on the terms of the divorce with your spouse. To try this approach, make a list of the issues that must be addressed.

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Tips for Creating a Divorce Settlement Agreement

A divorce settlement agreement is an arrangement that spouses use to outline how finances and other assets will be divided once they go their separate ways. This agreement may also cover issues such as spousal support and child support. If you are trying to create a divorce settlement agreement in Toronto, here are some tips for doing so:

Be objective

A divorce is an extremely personal matter that is filled with many emotional ups and downs.

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Things to Consider When Hiring a Family Lawyer

Family lawyer focus on issues that may affect a family structure. Usually, they handle matters such as divorce, the division of marital property, spousal support, child custody and child support. Family lawyers may also help partners to create marriage and domestic contracts that outline the rights and responsibilities of each person in the relationship and what should happen if the relationship ends.

Family law matters are extremely sensitive,

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Reasons You should Hire a Toronto Divorce Lawyer

If you want to get a divorce in Toronto, you are not required by law to hire a divorce lawyer. Lots of people have an amicable separation and go on to have an uncontested divorce. An uncontested means that both parties agree on all aspects of the divorce. There are those, however, who need to hire a lawyer based on the nature of their divorce. If you are going through a divorce, here are four reasons you should hire a Toronto divorce lawyer:

Hire a Toronto divorce lawyer if your spouse was abusive

Spousal abuse can present itself in varying ways.

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Who Has Control Over Donor Embryos After Separation?

The law states that couples have joint control over embryos that are fertilized from their sperm and eggs. This means that either spouse may prevent the other from using the embryos (fertilized eggs).

In the recent decision of S.H. v. D.H. ONSC 2008, the Ontario Superior Court of Justice considered the issue of who has the right to make decisions in relation to donor eggs that were fertilized using donor sperm (i.e. neither spouse had a genetic connection to the embryo).

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Do You Need a Divorce Lawyer?

Going through a divorce is not easy. Among the many things that you need to consider, you may be wondering if you must hire a divorce lawyer. While you are not required by law to have a divorce lawyer in order to file for a divorce, depending on your situation, you may need one to ensure the process runs smoothly.

Here are some cases in which you should definitely hire a divorce lawyer:

A divorce lawyer makes the process easier

In many cases,

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