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Old 12-27-2009, 02:14 PM
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bern is on a distinguished road

NO. I am not in BC. I was wondering if anyone would know what would be better in my situation legal aid or queen’s law department. I did go down to the local family court house and asked some questions. I was advised not to see a mediator to get a lawyer. I am going to be asking for custody of our kids and to remain in this house, making the kids leave there safe zone feels like a punishment.

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Old 12-28-2009, 03:43 AM
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I would look into both options. Does Queens offer help for everyone or just low income? My understanding of the law services provided by schools is that their cases are supervised. They may be able to help you out quite a bit.
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Old 12-30-2009, 02:48 AM
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It's not been mentioned yet, but make sure you have the documentation on hand for exactly what was in the accounts when he drained them.

You are entitled to half. He cannot sell the home until things are done through the courts.

Couple things I've learned in my own headache of a custody fight:

1. Do NOTHING verbally. Email is your preferable method of contact.

2. Lawyer up if you can. See if you can find one whose willing to do a payment plan of some sort. (you may have to scrape together a retainer of some sort.) Legal Aid *might* be able to help.
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Old 12-31-2009, 12:14 PM
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I qualified for legal aid this past Wednesday. Queen’s legal aid, I will still call them on the 4th of January. Keeping both options open.

My question is how do I know if the lawyer is going to go all out for my kids and myself?
What question do I ask the lawyer to see if he/she is good or not?
I am also feeling very guilty for doing this with out consulting him.

Happy New Year to all,

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Old 01-26-2010, 11:35 AM
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bern is on a distinguished road

I was informed by legal aids this morning that I do not qualify due to my RRSP assets but they have asked that I withdraw $2,500 and sign an agreement that a percentage of the settlement goes to legal add.

My question is that if I am withdrawing my RRSP funds should I just get a lawyer and try to pay it on my own. Do they do Payment plans?

thanks for the help.
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