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    Hi All,

    Trial date is set, now I need to find out the procedures, paperwork and timing for everything. I have tried to find information but have come up literally empty. With my limited financial resources I cannot retain a lawyer or even visit with one so I am on my own....anyone have any experience pushing for trial. I know I'm going to trial, she will not settle, she can't.

  • #2
    Many lawyers offer 30 - 60 minute intitial consultations for free. You could try that, perhaps with a couple of different lawyers to get their advice on how to move forward.


    • #3
      The answer rests with the Family Rules... It's a good parenting manual.


      • #4
        Sounds like you have lots of homework to do dude. Get busy.


        • #5
          LV - What are the "Family Rules"? Can you provide a link to more info please? Are you referring to one of the acts or statutes?


          • #6
   this is the link, it is a manual.


            • #7
              Go figure - who would of thought one would have to learn such information just to be a parent.... I believe the TR could consist of:

              Application - Answer and Reply if any for starters;

              Financials of both parties(depending on the issues);

              Form 22 and response if applicable and Form 20;

              Book Of Evidence

              Evidence must conform to statute. Previous affidavit evidence from either of the parties may be submitted and or crossed.

              Book of Authorities

              Your selected precedence.


              Most effective. Experts or relevant others.

              Tight serving - filing deadlines that should be followed.

              Most of the work rests with the Applicant...


              • #8
                Courts of Justice Act Family Law Rules

                <CENTER><TABLE cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=0 width=500><TBODY><TR><TD width=35></TD><TD width=286></TD></TR><TR><TD vAlign=top width=35>1.
                </TD><TD vAlign=top width=286>General
                </TD></TR><TR><TD vAlign=top width=35>2.
                </TD><TD vAlign=top width=286>Interpretation
                </TD></TR><TR><TD vAlign=top width=35>3.
                </TD><TD vAlign=top width=286>Time
                </TD></TR><TR><TD vAlign=top width=35>4.
                </TD><TD vAlign=top width=286>Representation
                </TD></TR><TR><TD vAlign=top width=35>5.
                </TD><TD vAlign=top width=286>Where a case starts and is to be heard
                </TD></TR><TR><TD vAlign=top width=35>6.
                </TD><TD vAlign=top width=286>Service of documents
                </TD></TR><TR><TD vAlign=top width=35>7.
                </TD><TD vAlign=top width=286>Parties
                </TD></TR><TR><TD vAlign=top width=35>8.
                </TD><TD vAlign=top width=286>Starting a case
                </TD></TR><TR><TD vAlign=top width=35>8.1
                </TD><TD vAlign=top width=286>Mandatory information program in the Superior Court of Justice in Toronto
                </TD></TR><TR><TD vAlign=top width=35>9.
                </TD><TD vAlign=top width=286>Continuing record
                </TD></TR><TR><TD vAlign=top width=35>10.
                </TD><TD vAlign=top width=286>Answering a case
                </TD></TR><TR><TD vAlign=top width=35>11.
                </TD><TD vAlign=top width=286>Amending an application, answer or reply
                </TD></TR><TR><TD vAlign=top width=35>12.
                </TD><TD vAlign=top width=286>Withdrawing, combining or splitting cases
                </TD></TR><TR><TD vAlign=top width=35>13.
                </TD><TD vAlign=top width=286>Financial statements
                </TD></TR><TR><TD vAlign=top width=35>14.
                </TD><TD vAlign=top width=286>Motions for temporary orders
                </TD></TR><TR><TD vAlign=top width=35>15.
                </TD><TD vAlign=top width=286>Motions to change a final order or agreement
                </TD></TR><TR><TD vAlign=top width=35>16.
                </TD><TD vAlign=top width=286>Summary judgment
                </TD></TR><TR><TD vAlign=top width=35>17.
                </TD><TD vAlign=top width=286>Conferences
                </TD></TR><TR><TD vAlign=top width=35>18.
                </TD><TD vAlign=top width=286>Offers to settle
                </TD></TR><TR><TD vAlign=top width=35>19.
                </TD><TD vAlign=top width=286>Document disclosure
                </TD></TR><TR><TD vAlign=top width=35>20.
                </TD><TD vAlign=top width=286>Questioning a witness and disclosure
                </TD></TR><TR><TD vAlign=top width=35>21.
                </TD><TD vAlign=top width=286>Report of Children’s Lawyer
                </TD></TR><TR><TD vAlign=top width=35>22.
                </TD><TD vAlign=top width=286>Admission of facts
                </TD></TR><TR><TD vAlign=top width=35>23.
                </TD><TD vAlign=top width=286>Evidence and trial
                </TD></TR><TR><TD vAlign=top width=35>24.
                </TD><TD vAlign=top width=286>Costs
                </TD></TR><TR><TD vAlign=top width=35>25.
                </TD><TD vAlign=top width=286>Orders
                </TD></TR><TR><TD vAlign=top width=35>26.
                </TD><TD vAlign=top width=286>Enforcement of orders
                </TD></TR><TR><TD vAlign=top width=35>27.
                </TD><TD vAlign=top width=286>Requiring financial information
                </TD></TR><TR><TD vAlign=top width=35>28.
                </TD><TD vAlign=top width=286>Seizure and sale
                </TD></TR><TR><TD vAlign=top width=35>29.
                </TD><TD vAlign=top width=286>Garnishment
                </TD></TR><TR><TD vAlign=top width=35>30.
                </TD><TD vAlign=top width=286>Default hearing
                </TD></TR><TR><TD vAlign=top width=35>31.
                </TD><TD vAlign=top width=286>Contempt of court
                </TD></TR><TR><TD vAlign=top width=35>32.
                </TD><TD vAlign=top width=286>Bonds, recognizances and warrants
                </TD></TR><TR><TD vAlign=top width=35>33.
                </TD><TD vAlign=top width=286>Child protection
                </TD></TR><TR><TD vAlign=top width=35>34.
                </TD><TD vAlign=top width=286>Adoption
                </TD></TR><TR><TD vAlign=top width=35>35.
                </TD><TD vAlign=top width=286>Change of name
                </TD></TR><TR><TD vAlign=top width=35>35.1
                </TD><TD vAlign=top width=286>Custody and Access
                </TD></TR><TR><TD vAlign=top width=35>36.
                </TD><TD vAlign=top width=286>Divorce
                </TD></TR><TR><TD vAlign=top width=35>37.
                </TD><TD vAlign=top width=286>Interjurisdictional Support Orders Act, 2002
                </TD></TR><TR><TD vAlign=top width=35>37.1
                </TD><TD vAlign=top width=286>Provisional Orders and Confirmation of Provisional Orders — Divorce Act, Family Law Act
                </TD></TR><TR><TD vAlign=top width=35>38.
                </TD><TD vAlign=top width=286>Appeals
                </TD></TR><TR><TD vAlign=top width=35>39.
                </TD><TD vAlign=top width=286>Case management in Family Court of Superior Court of Justice
                </TD></TR><TR><TD vAlign=top width=35>40.
                </TD><TD vAlign=top width=286>Case management in Ontario Court of Justice
                </TD></TR><TR><TD vAlign=top width=35>41.
                </TD><TD vAlign=top width=286>Case management in the Superior Court of Justice (other than the Family Court of the Superior Court of Justice)
                </TD></TR><TR><TD vAlign=top width=35>42.
                </TD><TD vAlign=top width=286>Appointment of Family Case Manager in the Family Court of the Superior Court of Justice in Ottawa
                </TD></TR><TR><TD vAlign=top width=322 colSpan=2>Table of Forms


                • #9
                  Trial Info, Etc.

                  Go to links to family law rules are here as well as blank fillable forms. Also check library in reference section. There's a book there with legislation on all of it... forgot what it's called exactly.. good luck


                  • #10
                    Considering Item 25 is on the agenda - Don't forget about Item 24 and be sure to process independent Item 18.


                    • #11
                      You have lots of works on your hand, did you try to get it settles with an appointed attorney by the province. This is what usually people will try and this is what you should ask from the judge first. This is also a preference from judges to have it settle out of court.


                      • #12
                        Not as much help needed as first thought

                        It seems I have a better grasp on this stuff than I thought, with a tonne of help from a number of people on the forum. Gonna schedule discoveries and then submit the evidence. Still moving forward.


                        • #13
                          Good luck.


                          • #14
                            Discoveries/Questioning - Thats what Forms 20 Request to Admit and Form 22 is for..Save yourself time..You should also preparing you witness list if applicable.


                            • #15
                              My boyfriend now has to go to court very soon, his ex is claiming(lying) that he has not been paying child support for the past year, which in fact he has, we have the proof that she is lying!! and as well she has lied about alot things and there is proof! I just hope the proof we have is good enough for the judge and no back support (that has been paid) has to be paid again.


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