Trials in Supreme Court

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

Making an offer to settle

Find out how making a formal offer to settle before your trial can work in your favour.

Can your spouse use your settlement talks against you in court?

Explains when your discussions with the other person in your case are privileged and can't be used in court.

Preparing to attend

What happens at a Supreme Court family law trial?

Tips on what to expect from your Supreme Court trial.

Preparing to attend a Supreme Court trial

Tips on things you can do to get yourself ready for your trial.

Schedule and prepare for your Supreme Court 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

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. 

Tips for your Supreme Court trial

What to do and how to act in your Supreme Court trial.

Evidence and witnesses

What is discovery?

All about sharing information and disclosure in Supreme Court trials.

What is evidence and how do you present it in Supreme Court?

You'll need evidence to support your case when you go to trial. Read more about using documents, witnesses, and the opinions of experts:

Sample questions to ask when cross-examining witnesses at a Supreme Court trial

Examples of the types of questions to ask the other person's witnesses.

Sample questions to ask your own witnesses at a Supreme Court trial

Examples of the types of questions to ask your own witnesses.