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AI Written: Family Court Rules

Written by Russell Alexander ria@russellalexander.com / (905) 655-6335

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Family Court Rules 

The Family Court Rules are a set of rules that govern the procedures for family law cases in Ontario, Canada. The rules apply to all family law cases, including divorce, separation, child custody and access, child and spousal support, and the division of property.

The Family Court Rules set out the procedures that must be followed when bringing a family law case to court, including the required documents and the procedures for serving these documents on the other party. The rules also provide for the appointment of a mediator, who can help the parties to resolve their disputes without going to trial.

In addition to the rules for bringing a case to court, the Family Court Rules also contain provisions on the conduct of trials and other court proceedings. These rules cover issues such as the admissibility of evidence, the examination and cross-examination of witnesses, and the procedure for making and responding to offers to settle.

The Family Court Rules are designed to ensure that family law cases are heard and decided in a fair and efficient manner. They provide a framework for resolving disputes and making decisions about the care and support of children, and the division of property, in a way that is in the best interests of the children and the parties involved.

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About the author

Russell Alexander

Russell Alexander is the founder of Russell Alexander Collaborative Family Lawyers and is the firm’s senior partner. At Russell Alexander, our focus is exclusively family law, offering pre-separation legal advice and assisting clients with family related issues, including: custody and access, separation agreements, child and spousal support, division of family property, paternity disputes, and enforcement of court orders. We have locations in Toronto, Markham, Whitby (Brooklin), Oshawa, Concord, Lindsay, and Peterborough.

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