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Old 07-11-2019, 06:49 AM
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Has anyone seen this yet?? Is it legit?

https://news.ontario.ca/mag/en/2019/...processes.html

If it is I think we should all email them with the issues we have experienced!!


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Old 07-11-2019, 07:13 AM
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Best thing I've read all morning. Thanks for the link. I will write them! I'm so angry at the failed broken system
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Old 07-11-2019, 09:45 AM
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Good. Maybe I'll benefit from the "new family law" in the next 10 years while my high-conflict divorce is underway . Now excuse me while I go cry in a corner.
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Old 07-11-2019, 10:17 AM
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I hear you. I've been at it 6 years. It should have been done long time ago. Don't get me started about the money spent on legal fees. It's criminal what the system does to exploit families breaking apart for whatever reason. Doesn't matter why the break up. The ONLY advice I can give is DON'T get married. Don't even live common law. I gave the best advice to my friend. She owns a home in her own name. Met a guy who moved in with her. He pays her "rent". Minimal amount just so that's it's clear for legal purposes he is just a tenant. She can't have kids so no worries there. It's pretty sad but it's what it's come to.
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Old 07-11-2019, 10:38 AM
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I am a year and a half in have spent $15k and had one SC... And this was all for nothing as I was just trying to enforce the SA we already had in place for 6 years.




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Old 07-11-2019, 10:48 AM
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My husband spent about $20,000 for his divorce which included mediation. His ex never followed the agreement and he’s now two years in dealing with cs and school expenses even though the agreement and the law are pretty clear on it. He is close to $10,000 for this round.
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Old 07-12-2019, 12:06 PM
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meh- means nothing.

changing the way family lawyers are allowed to bill. that will cause real change.
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Old 07-13-2019, 08:40 AM
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What would you suggest as an alternative billing structure?
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Old 07-13-2019, 08:44 AM
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changing the way family lawyers are allowed to bill. that will cause real change.
That's a teaser. Care to elucidate?

For what it's worth, I suggested the following:

1) Allow paralegals some areas of practice in family law
2) Rebuttable presumption of shared parenting
3) Make forms available and submittable online (with examples so that people can use the examples to fill out the forms)
4) Change legal aid so that if it is offered to one side, it is offered to both. No "legal aid vs self-rep" nonsense.

I didn't just bullet point it, I wrote some explanations, I'm bullet pointing it here
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Old 07-14-2019, 06:27 AM
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Good points Janus...

I think the proof of material change in circumstance should be looked at before you have to wait two years or more for trial.

Not sure how they can be accomplished. But maybe by allowing litigants to put forth their facts at the beginning. So then a judge can really know everything and not just give opinions based on a small brief or OCL report that half the time they don’t read.

My case still continues... while there is a separation agreement that is now 6 years old and should still be in full force... yet dad follows almost none of it and no one cares until there is a trial.


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