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  • Final Minutes of Settlement Template

    I wanted to give back to the community here for helping me out through these times.

    During many searches looking for a template for a Offer to Settle or a template for a Final Minutes of Settlement I came up empty handed. I then pondered about brute forcing a form 14a to make it editable and even thought about asking our government for the password . After realizing how long both these solutions would take and even then may never work.

    I then decided I would just build one from ground up using one I had been sent via fax that I believe to be created through DivorceMate software, which my own lawyer does not have.

    The template I had created is fully editable but in its current form is for Ontario and a Final Minutes of Settlement.

    Hope some people can find this useful.
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    thank you !

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    • #3
      Mine also included the date and also place ( city, etc.) of signature.

      Also, if you are self repping it may not be accepted by the Judge without a Certificate of ILA included.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by SteelCityDad View Post
        I wanted to give back to the community here for helping me out through these times.

        During many searches looking for a template for a Offer to Settle or a template for a Final Minutes of Settlement I came up empty handed. I then pondered about brute forcing a form 14a to make it editable and even thought about asking our government for the password . After realizing how long both these solutions would take and even then may never work.

        I then decided I would just build one from ground up using one I had been sent via fax that I believe to be created through DivorceMate software, which my own lawyer does not have.

        The template I had created is fully editable but in its current form is for Ontario and a Final Minutes of Settlement.

        Hope some people can find this useful.
        Even if you are doing the separation agreement by yourself, make sure to get independent legal advice with a lawyer. If not, your agreement might not be valid.

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        • #5
          I have recently went through the process, and came up with a generic template as well. Judge seemed to love it, so thought I would share it here as well. Hope this helps anyone who is looking!
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          • #6
            Originally posted by kgcotto View Post
            I have recently went through the process, and came up with a generic template as well. Judge seemed to love it, so thought I would share it here as well. Hope this helps anyone who is looking!
            Quick tip.

            Never say you are "self-represented". You want to say you are "unrepresented".

            The difference?

            It is suttle but, important. When you say you are self-represented judges will often see that as a choice. When you say you are "unrepresented" you are telling the court you would like representation but, can't afford it. You standing there alone in the courtroom is not by choice but, a result of the financial costs of having full representation.

            Self-represented identified litigants usually get stern statements from the judge. Unrepresented lititgants get more liniency. (In my observation.)

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            • #7
              Thanks for the info! I used that from a form that I was given by Legal Aid, so I thought it would be standard. But your point makes 100% sense.

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              • #8
                How do you open or download the zip files attached to this thread? I tried various ways and it still ends up stating 'corrupt' file.


                Best wishes

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                • #9
                  Here is an actual Offer to Settle for 50/50 shared parenting that covers everything from schooling to medical/dental, travel, and child support and s7 expenses.
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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by helenj View Post
                    Here is an actual Offer to Settle for 50/50 shared parenting that covers everything from schooling to medical/dental, travel, and child support and s7 expenses.

                    Thank you.

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                    • #11
                      Divorce Timing - Where no property and child support involved

                      Hello,

                      I am not sure if i am in right thread.

                      I am separated from my Wife for 10 months. There was no understanding between us so I decide to get separated. She was threatening me that she would do suicide or she would call a police. Luckily She went to Vancouver in October and then immediately after i applied for a divorce.

                      Now her Lawyer came with allegations in March, 2021 that i slapped her in June 2020 and I took $36000 from her parents that is not true. Also she is asking for $100,000 and monthly support of $3500.

                      In reply my lawyer send them email in May, 2021 and ask for proof of everything. But after that I have not heard anything nothing from my Lawyer. What would be next?

                      Do I still need to give her support and all that money she asked for? How long you think it will take to get the divorce.

                      Could you please reply.

                      Thanks

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Tayken View Post
                        Quick tip.

                        Never say you are "self-represented". You want to say you are "unrepresented".

                        The difference?

                        It is suttle but, important. When you say you are self-represented judges will often see that as a choice. When you say you are "unrepresented" you are telling the court you would like representation but, can't afford it. You standing there alone in the courtroom is not by choice but, a result of the financial costs of having full representation.

                        Self-represented identified litigants usually get stern statements from the judge. Unrepresented lititgants get more liniency. (In my observation.)
                        Thanks for this perspective

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by SteelCityDad View Post
                          I wanted to give back to the community here for helping me out through these times.

                          During many searches looking for a template for a Offer to Settle or a template for a Final Minutes of Settlement I came up empty handed. I then pondered about brute forcing a form 14a to make it editable and even thought about asking our government for the password . After realizing how long both these solutions would take and even then may never work.

                          I then decided I would just build one from ground up using one I had been sent via fax that I believe to be created through DivorceMate software, which my own lawyer does not have.

                          The template I had created is fully editable but in its current form is for Ontario and a Final Minutes of Settlement.

                          Hope some people can find this useful.
                          This zip file is corrupt now. Anyone has a copy?

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by ottawaparent View Post
                            This zip file is corrupt now. Anyone has a copy?
                            I do.

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                            • #15
                              Uploaded new .zip of the file, but gets corrupted after it is uploaded.

                              Converted to .pdf and but may be hard to edit.

                              Converted to .doc file wont upload as file size is bigger than allowed

                              I will ask a mod if they can figure out this issue.

                              Cheers
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