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Forum: Divorce & Family Law 04-19-2022, 12:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 287
Posted By ifonlyihadknown
I was self-repped for my case conferences but...

I was self-repped for my case conferences but hired a lawyer to first, show me how by brief should look, be formatted, and what should be included, and then review it before I submitted it to the...
Forum: Divorce & Family Law 04-19-2022, 12:02 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 334
Posted By ifonlyihadknown
This was my impression of my case conference and...

This was my impression of my case conference and settlement conference. Just a waste of time and money and a chance for the lawyers to run up the bill.
Forum: Divorce & Family Law 04-19-2022, 11:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 189
Posted By ifonlyihadknown
Then you can include one in yours and they will...

Then you can include one in yours and they will look like fools at the case conference.
Forum: Divorce & Family Law 04-11-2022, 01:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 285
Posted By ifonlyihadknown
My advice to you is that you should be prepared...

My advice to you is that you should be prepared to meet and interview 3-4 lawyers.

If you can clearly and honestly describe your situation in 5-10 minutes, a good lawyer should be able to give you...
Forum: Divorce & Family Law 03-18-2022, 10:57 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 396
Posted By ifonlyihadknown
Hopefully the threat was in writing. If so keep...

Hopefully the threat was in writing. If so keep it in case it becomes useful later. My (limited) understanding was that nothing comes out of a case conference unless both sides agree to it. It's...
Forum: Divorce & Family Law 03-04-2022, 01:25 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 279
Posted By ifonlyihadknown
I'm assuming that you are self-repped. I was as...

I'm assuming that you are self-repped. I was as well but only got as far as a settlement conference, no trial.

Do you think the other side's lawyer is trolling you? Knowing you're not a lawyer...
Forum: General Chat 03-01-2022, 03:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,078
Posted By ifonlyihadknown
Looks like a real "man bites dog" story.

Looks like a real "man bites dog" story.
Forum: Financial Issues 01-14-2022, 03:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 493
Posted By ifonlyihadknown
Sounds like you're still negotiating so don't...

Sounds like you're still negotiating so don't worry about bank statements.

Is your lawyer asking for financials going back 15 years? If there isn't a very good legal reason for this, time to...
Forum: Financial Issues 12-30-2021, 12:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,142
Posted By ifonlyihadknown
Remember that you're paying your lawyer...

Remember that you're paying your lawyer $300-$500/hr not for their good looks, but for their years of experience in family law. If they can't give you some high-level advice in < 30 minutes, time to...
Forum: Financial Issues 12-30-2021, 12:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,142
Posted By ifonlyihadknown
Your lawyer, if they have any experience, should...

Your lawyer, if they have any experience, should be able to go through the offer and tell you what is reasonable, what isn't, and what a judge would likely decide if this went to trial. It shouldn't...
Forum: Divorce & Family Law 11-30-2021, 01:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 291
Posted By ifonlyihadknown
Hi Luna, The review has been taken down. ...

Hi Luna,

The review has been taken down.

Clearly this lawyer wasn't a good match for you. I would have fired him as well if he was questioning water bills or billing me for printing.

In...
Forum: Divorce & Family Law 11-25-2021, 12:57 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,576
Posted By ifonlyihadknown
This! Once I figured out that nothing was...

This! Once I figured out that nothing was binding in settlement conferences and case conferences, I self-repped for them, only using a lawyer to figure out how the format and content of briefs...
Forum: Divorce & Family Law 11-19-2021, 01:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 388
Posted By ifonlyihadknown
It depends. Who paid for your education? Did...

It depends. Who paid for your education? Did you give up a high paying job in China to move to Canada? Did you sacrifice your career for the marriage?Are you worse off or better off due to the...
Forum: Divorce Support 11-16-2021, 10:10 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,772
Posted By ifonlyihadknown
Have you read the SSAG...

Have you read the SSAG (https://www.justice.gc.ca/eng/fl-df/spousal-epoux/ssag-ldfpae.html)? If you haven't, you should.

7.5 The Formula for Duration
As with amount, duration under the without...
Forum: Divorce Support 11-12-2021, 10:19 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,772
Posted By ifonlyihadknown
Don't believe a word of what their lawyer says. ...

Don't believe a word of what their lawyer says. They are paid to screw you over.

Find your own lawyer, at least to get an idea of what a "fair" settlement would be and go from there. Once you...
Forum: Divorce & Family Law 11-12-2021, 10:14 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,172
Posted By ifonlyihadknown
My understanding is that you should always make...

My understanding is that you should always make an offer to settle. Your STBX may accept 9 of 10 clauses and then any mediation only has to deal with the 1 clause.

I've heard others say that...
Forum: Financial Issues 10-21-2021, 09:31 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,560
Posted By ifonlyihadknown
Don't believe anything from her lawyer. Get...

Don't believe anything from her lawyer.

Get your own lawyer to advise you on how much SS you may or may not be on the hook for. An experienced lawyer should be able to give you a ballpark figure...
Forum: Divorce & Family Law 10-14-2021, 02:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 593
Posted By ifonlyihadknown
Ooooohhh! Aren't you special. The judge...

Ooooohhh! Aren't you special. The judge actually read your briefs. Mine didn't even open them until the case conf started and then just did a quick scan.

As soon as I heard that nothing was...
Forum: Financial Issues 10-14-2021, 02:23 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,085
Posted By ifonlyihadknown
Yes, I'm an "indentured servant" for an...

Yes, I'm an "indentured servant" for an indefinite period of time. I think my only hope is to retire with no savings or pension and hope to be released from bondage.
Forum: Financial Issues 10-14-2021, 12:47 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,085
Posted By ifonlyihadknown
Funny, my ex refused to work and had a pattern of...

Funny, my ex refused to work and had a pattern of quitting jobs but I was told by everyone, including people on this forum, that all this meant was that I agreed to this (I didn't) and therefore was...
Forum: Divorce & Family Law 10-14-2021, 12:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 593
Posted By ifonlyihadknown
This is my biggest take away from my experiences...

This is my biggest take away from my experiences in Family Court. What a colossal waste of time and resources case conferences were.
Forum: Financial Issues 09-28-2021, 10:01 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,004
Posted By ifonlyihadknown
Sure. You can run away. My reading of the...

Sure. You can run away.

My reading of the OP's question was that the recipient leaves Canada and a Canadian judge therefore cancels the SS obligations of the payor.
Forum: Financial Issues 09-27-2021, 10:09 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,004
Posted By ifonlyihadknown
Interesting, but I'd be surprised if this is the...

Interesting, but I'd be surprised if this is the case.

If SS is terminated because the recipient moves outside of Canada, what would happen if they moved back a year later?
Forum: Divorce & Family Law 09-14-2021, 10:21 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,973
Posted By ifonlyihadknown
Your lawyer works for you. It looks like the...

Your lawyer works for you.

It looks like the two of you don't see eye to eye. It doesn't really matter if you are in the wrong or your lawyer is in the wrong. Or you're both right, or both...
Forum: Financial Issues 08-04-2021, 04:10 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 862
Posted By ifonlyihadknown
"Indefinite". Yeah, just about the most...

"Indefinite". Yeah, just about the most frightening word in the English language.

Yes, try and find a lawyer who has handled similar cases to advise you on your options and the likely outcome.
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