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Questions about serving family court documents

Last updated July 3, 2020

What is service? What is serving documents? This is the process of giving a copy of the documents in your family case to the other party. What is personal service? It’s when the person who gives a copy of the documents does it in‑person and by hand-delivering a copy to…

Child access

Last updated March 30, 2020

Access is the right to visit—or be visited by—your children. It also means the right to get information on your child’s health, education and well‑being. People often get confused by custody and access. Custody is when you have the right to make decisions…

Separation

Last updated March 23, 2020

Separation is when you and your ex—you can either be married or common‑law—decide to live apart. If you’re married, being separated doesn’t mean your marriage has ended. A divorce is when a court officially ends your marriage. How do you…

Starting a family court case

Last updated March 18, 2020

For any family court case, there are Family Law Rules that have to be followed. In those rules, you can find out the exact steps of a case and what forms you will need to complete. Tip: the family court forms match the family law rule number. For example, rule 8 is about starting…

Simple divorce

Last updated March 17, 2020

A simple divorce is also known as an uncontested divorce, which is when you and your ex agree to divorce. This is different from a contested divorce, which is when you and your ex do not agree to all the issues raised by the divorce. This could include disagreements about child…

Child support

Last updated March 30, 2020

Child support is the amount of money that one parent pays to the other parent to help pay for the costs of caring for the child. Usually, the “payor parent” either spends less time with the children or, if they spend an equal amount of time with the children, makes more…

Serving court documents

Last updated October 15, 2020

Serving court documents or “service” is when you give a copy of all the documents in your case to the other person in your case, who is known as the other party. You have to serve your documents to the other party because that person has a right to: know about a case that has…

Mediation

Last updated March 23, 2020

Mediation is a process where a trained professional helps you and your ex to settle a variety of issues. Mediation might be right for you if you have no concerns for your safety and you and your ex are both open to working together. Mediation is a good alternative to going to…

Child custody

Last updated March 17, 2020

Custody is about making major decisions about how to care for and raise your children. These decisions could include: Health care Religion or spirituality Education Custody is not about where the child lives. For example you could have sole custody and are the only…

Children’s Aid contacted me. Can I get legal aid help?

Last updated March 10, 2020

If you financially qualify, then we can help you if you: want to see your children. want your children at home with you (you should call us as soon as you are contacted by Children’s Aid). are a family member or a member of the child’s Indigenous community and you…


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