Courts can make orders that deal with issues such as parenting arrangements, child and spousal support, and family property. Courts can also make changes to orders that have been made and help parties if a court order is not being followed by the other party.
Before deciding to go to court it is important to explore any other options available to you. These could include things like mediation, parenting coordination, arbitration or collaborative law. You will generally be required to participate in family dispute resolution before you can proceed with a court case.
If you are going to court it is strongly recommended that you seek advice from a lawyer. A lawyer can help you decide what orders to ask for or how to respond to a court case started by the other party. They can also present your case to the court.
For a variety of reasons some individuals who are involved in a family law case may not have a lawyer to assist them. There is help available for these individuals.
Before you start a case here in Saskatchewan you must make sure that a court in Saskatchewan can hear your case.
Individuals who are asking for a court order to resolve a family law issue may need to participate in family dispute resolution before the court will hear their case.
Individuals who are involved in a court case and are either unrepresented or not fully represented by a lawyer can benefit from some basic information about the court process.