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What is FAMILY LAW SASKATCHEWAN?
Here you’ll find detailed legal information to help you navigate a separation or divorce and everything that follows. From background information to a Form Wizard that can help you prepare required court forms, it’s all here in one convenient place and free-of-charge. Browse the background information or create a free account to access the Form Wizard. Funded by the LFO’s Access to Justice Fund, and developed by PLEA, the Family Law Saskatchewan website is specifically designed for Saskatchewan courts and self-represented individuals who are experiencing separation or divorce.
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SEPARATION & DIVORCE
When a couple separate there are many issues that need to be dealt with including legally ending the relationship.
When parents are not living together decisions need to be made about where the children will live, when they will see each parent and how decisions about the children will be made.
Both parents must provide support to their children and in some cases a spouse may have to provide support to the other spouse. There are guidelines concerning the amount of child support and there are certain factors courts will consider when deciding whether to order spousal support, as well as the amount of spousal support.
Saskatchewan has laws concerning how the family home and other family property will be divided between spouses. Spouses can also decide for themselves how they want to divide their property but these types of agreements must meet certain conditions to be legally binding.
There is help available for people who dealing with family violence. Information about abusive behaviour and laws designed to help individuals in these situations can help people experiencing family violence protect themselves and their children.
Agreements can be used to resolve the issues that can arise when there is family breakdown. Information about how to reach an agreement and what should be in an agreement can help parties who want to pursue this option.
When parties cannot resolve their family law issues either one or both of them can apply to court for court orders to settle matters such as parenting arrangements, support and division of family property.