Procedural Fairness in Divorce
The law requires family courts to dispense justice in an even-handed manner and without discrimination. However, sometimes lawyers and judges still rely upon outdated stereotypes when coming to recommendations or decisions. Thankfully, there are judges who advocate for procedural fairness and write decisions that oppose the denial of procedural rights. Gene C. Colman brings these decisions to the forefront both in his academic writing and in his legal submissions to courts.
If you feel you have been treated unfairly or wronged by the legal system during a divorce or another family matter, contact Gene C. Colman Family Law Centre. We will determine if your rights were violated and identify your options to correct the injustice.
Toronto Ontario Family Lawyer
An important part of our practice at the Gene C. Colman Family Law Centre is to hold colleagues and judges to procedurally fair practices. Adhering to basic concepts of procedural fairness during divorce, child custody proceedings and other family law matters, helps to ensure that those entering the courtroom come away from the process feeling they were treated fairly by the judicial system.
Preserving procedural rights ensures that each side has the opportunity to present his or her case before the court. This is an essential element of our democracy and the rights enshrined in the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.
I wanted fairness and for the insanity to end. You achieved both for me – and all of us, kids included, are better off for that.
Colin – Toronto, Ont.
Conducting legal proceedings such as case conferences, motions and trials in a procedurally fair and open manner should be an essential element of every judge’s daily work. To learn more about procedural fairness in divorce, review Gene Colman’s articles below, or contact our law firm to arrange a consultation.
Some of our Blog Posts Relating to Procedural Fairness
- Procedural Fairness: Ontario Appeal Court Muddies the Waters
- Procedural Fairness – Pressure Mounting to Abolish Trials
- Case Conferences and Procedural Fairness