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Parenting during a global pandemic is hard. It becomes even harder when separated parents cannot agree on whether in-person or online schooling is best for their child. Here is what recent court decisions have had to say about how to resolve this conflict.
Limitation periods and procedural timelines start running again on Monday September 14, 2020. What does this mean for your family law matter?
While the use of social media platforms to serve family court documents has been increasingly allowed in Ontario courts, serving opposing parties through Facebook Messenger is still the exception and not the rule.
More and more people are representing themselves in family law litigation. Court procedure and rules, as well as the ins and outs of the legal issues being addressed, only increases the stress on families in an already stressful time. If you are representing yourself in a family law proceeding, limited scope services can provide you with some help along the way.
The Province’s new Emergency Order allows a Will and Power of Attorney to be signed and subscribed by the witnesses on separate documents, in counterpart.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, Wills and Powers of Attorney can be signed and witnessed by video provided that at least one of the witnesses is a Law Society of Ontario licensee and that the participants are able to see, hear and communicate with each other in real time when each of them signs and / or witnesses the document.
Self-represented family law litigants who want to know if a Court will consider their matter “urgent” can speak with a lawyer, for free, to get advice on that issue.