Divorce mediation is a form of dispute resolution in which a mediator assists divorcing couples voluntarily to reach a settlement that is equally suitable to both parties.
Mediators are often lawyers; however, there are other professionals, such as social workers, trained in the area. It is important that the individual is adept at mediation and family law issues so that the final settlement can withstand the scrutiny of the courts. Mediators cannot give legal advice,» Read more about: Divorce Mediation: What To Expect And How To Prepare » Read more 8 mins read
If you are going through a divorce, and you have a child, one of your primary concerns will be child custody. If you are unable to reach a custody agreement with your former spouse, you will need to go through the court system for the matter to be decided.Types of custody arrangements
There are four types of custody arrangements that may be enforced by court order:
With sole custody,
Enforcement of support orders made outside of Ontario. Many clients want to know whether they can enforce a support order that was obtained in a jurisdiction outside of Ontario.
The Family Responsibility Office (FRO) enforces support orders in Ontario. The FRO has reciprocal enforcement agreements with all Canadian provinces and territories, every state in the United States, and approximately 30 other countries. These are called “reciprocating jurisdictions”.
Under the Interjurisdictional Support Orders Act,» Read more about: Enforcement of Support Orders Made Outside of Ontario » Read more 4 mins read