Motions And Conferences: Taking Care Of Your Family Needs Before Trial
When it comes to family law matters, there is often time to take actions. Whether a child custody or financial matter, it is not always practical to wait until trial. It also can be a tactical mistake not to take advantage of available options.
For over 40 years, the Gene C. Colman Family Law Centre has been helping clients throughout Toronto, Ontario navigate complex family law issues. The personalized attention we pay to your matter, with skill, sensitivity, and a focus on pursuing the best possible results.
Knowledgeable Representation During A Case Conference
In Ontario, a judge will order a case conference in family law cases to promote resolution of disputed issues. The goal of such a conference is to resolve the case if possible. It also helps parties identify issues to address concerning custody, property, pensions, and support.
As there are deadlines associated with a case conference, it is important to have a family law lawyer to assist in preparing a case conference brief promptly. It is also necessary to have a lawyer who you can trust to present your case.
Bringing A Motion To Timely Meet Your Concerns
Unfortunately, it’s not always possible to settle family law matters through negotiation. Contentious disputes may persist concerning matters such as childcare and living arrangements. Because such matters cannot wait until trial, a motion is in order.
Bringing the motion to address your wishes and concerns is not always easy. To create a temporary order prior to trial, there is a special process in place. To bring such a motion, you, your spouse and the lawyers will need to meet with the judge during a case conference. At the conference, there will be extensive discussion of the case, and the judge will determine whether a motion is in order before trial.
Because such issues are challenging, it’s always helpful to have on your side an experienced family law attorney who understands Ontario’s motion practice. The issues at stake are too important to not hire a seasoned professional.
Vigorously Pursuing The Best Possible Solutions
At Gene C. Colman Family Law Centre, we will represent you to the best of our ability at any case conference and bring the necessary motions to help resolve outstanding issues. While we will negotiate if it is strategically correct to do so, sometimes negotiations prolong the issue and lead to unintended and costly consequences. If the other party is being unreasonable, or we do not anticipate reaching a satisfactory agreement, we then advocate taking resolute court action.
Our goal is to resolve disputes as quickly and cost-effectively. A drawn-out negotiation process wastes valuable time and will lean to no satisfactory solutions. We leverage our extensive experience to identify which battles are worth fighting, and we will work towards putting together the best strategy for you.
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