When parties decide to separate there are many issues that need to be decided. These include things like custody and access, child and spousal support and dealing with property. There are two main ways to resolve these issues. The parties can come to an agreement or they can ask the court to decide.
Choosing between resolving issues by agreement or by going to court is an important decision. Knowing about the differences between these ways of resolving issues can help parties make the choices that are right for them.
If parties want to resolve issues by agreement they need information about when agreements can be used, options for reaching an agreement and the kind of information that needs to be included in agreements.
Courts can be asked to make orders when the parties cannot reach agreement. Before deciding to use the courts it is important for the parties to understand what is involved, including when a court in Saskatchewan can hear their case, the evidence courts use to make decisions and the procedures for going to court.