And the Rules themselves are only the first step. The second hurdle in navigating the court registry system is knowing how to fill out the forms that the Rules refer to.
The Rules, like the laws itself, exist to reach fair results. They are intended to make sure that everyone has a chance to tell his and her side of any dispute so judges can make informed and, therefore, fair decisions. Unfortunately, the Rules are often far less than clear to non-lawyers. In fact, they frequently act like a maze that frustrates and sometimes even prevents average people from navigating Ontario and BC family courts.
Whether you are in Ontario or BC, the law — and many couples’ situations — are often complex enough that it’s a good idea to talk to a lawyer, even if it is just a free initial consultation (like I provide).
If the information on this site doesn't answer your question, you can book a free, no obligation consultation in Toronto about your divorce and family law rights in Ontario and BC.