Family Law

Suzanne Deliscar is a trilingual (English, Spanish and French speaking) lawyer who is available to assist clients throughout Ontario, including Brampton, Guelph, Orangeville, and Toronto, with various family law matters.

Family Law in General

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  • Marriage
  • Cohabitation
  • Separation
  • Divorce
  • Children and
  • the Courts
  • Immigration

I Am Having Family Law Problems, What Should I Do?
You Have Many Options
1. Negotiate with the Other Party
Directly or With a Lawyer
2. Four-Way Meeting
3. Mediation
4. Separation Agreement/Uncontested Divorce
5. Contested Divorce Application

What are Domestic Contracts?

Domestic Contracts are agreements drafted by the parties’ lawyers which set out the rights and responsibilities of the parties either before marriage, co-habitation, or upon dissolution of a relationship. Once signed by both parties, they are binding contracts.

  • marriage contracts
  • co-habitation contracts
  • separation agreements

What Happens When I Go To Court?

1. Application is issued and served on opposing party

2. Answer is served and filed

3. Parties may be required to attend Family Law Mandatory Information Program (“M.I.P.”)

4. A Case Conference Date is Set Automatically (Ontario Court of Justice) or must be set by the parties (Superior Court of Justice)

* In Ontario, in order to receive a divorce order dissolving your marriage, you have to be separated for at least one year.

5. Motions for both Temporary and Final Orders (as necessary)

6. Settlement Conferences may be held

7. If a matter cannot be settled and is proceeding to trial, a Trial Management Conference is held

8. Trial Audit/Assignment Court

9. Trial

In Ontario, in order to receive a divorce order dissolving your marriage, you have to be separated for at least one year.

In Ontario, the “no-fault” divorce regime has been in place since the 1970s. This means that despite who may be considered “at-fault” for the demise of the marriage, the same rules setting out the financial obligations of the parties and division of property apply
What Your Family Law Lawyer Needs to Know

  • Full name, address, occupation, telephone number, date and place of birth, marital status, citizenship, divorces
  • Names and dates of birth of your children, if any
  • Date of separation, marriage, or cohabitation
  • Your income (recent pay stub and last three years of income tax returns and notices of assessment) in order to prepare a Financial Statement
  • a list of all of your assets and liabilities (joint and sole)
  • Your preferences regarding custody and access

Remember to review and update your Will and Powers of Attorney when you separate and/or divorce.

You will also want to review the named beneficiaries on life insurance policies, RRSPs, etc.

Once you are legally married, you remain legally married until either your spouse dies or you obtain a divorce. Living apart for many years does not mean you are automatically divorced.

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