Family Law Basics

Learn the basics of family law in Ontario. Questions based on the information required to pass the Ontario Bar Admissions Course. 

Procedure & Family Law Rules

Consultation

Consultation & Obtaining Information 

The practice of family law requires that lawyers obtain detailed information from their clients in order to advise them how the law will apply to the client's circumstances.  

The information gathered by the lawyer should include the following:

i)   full legal names and birth dates of the client, the opposing party, and any children; 

ii)  when their relationship began, when they started cohabiting, when (if) they got married; 

iii) when the parties separated; 

iv) employment histories; 

v)   list of assets and their value if known. 

Once a lawyer has listened and obtained at least some of the above information they are in a better position to advise regarding the law. 




Negotiation

Negotiation

Negotiation should be attempted in every family law case. Negotiation may take place in a variety of forms. These include:

  1. Negotiation between lawyers
  2. Negotiation between lawyers
  3. Negotiation between lawyers

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Effective Negotiation

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Custody & Access

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Matrimonial Property

Matrimonial Property Considerations