Going to trial is usually a last resort in family law, but sometimes it's the only way to try to get the best outcome.
The thought of giving evidence in court can be scary, especially if you don't have a lawyer or have never been in court before. Here are some resources to help you get ready for your family law trial in Supreme Court.
Trying to settle outside of court
Find out how making a formal offer to settle before your trial can work in your favour.
Explains when your discussions with the other person in your case are privileged and can't be used in court.
Preparing to attend
Tips on what to expect from your Supreme Court trial.
Tips on things you can do to get yourself ready for your trial.
Step-by-step guide for how to book a date and time for your trial, and get everything you need ready.
Researching other family law cases
[02-05 1:46 PM] Wendy Barron
Hi Editors. As part of her legal review of Researching other family law cases, Manjeet suggested we include a link to this page on Trials in Supreme Court and Trials in Provincial Court (and maybe on the Preparing to attend a trial pages in each court).
For the top-level pages, which have links and summaries of related pages, how about this proposed summary:
Tips and instructions for how to find other cases like yours so you can understand how the law applies, plan what to say to the judge to support your position, and think about how the other person might use the case law.
What to do and how to act in your Supreme Court trial.
Evidence and witnesses
All about sharing information and disclosure in Supreme Court trials.
You'll need evidence to support your case when you go to trial. Read more about using documents, witnesses, and the opinions of experts:
Examples of the types of questions to ask the other person's witnesses.
Examples of the types of questions to ask your own witnesses.