Family court or Supreme Court?

When it comes to family law matters, there will be many questions circulating through your mind. For example, you may need to make a decision as to whether you go to family court or Supreme Court.

Before you do either, consider the following: Do you need to go to court at all? You may find that you can work out all your differences without going to court. When you do this, you and your partner are saving both time and money.

If you don’t have a choice, it is time to figure out which court to visit. If you are interested in a change order, such as one associated with child support, you will go back to the court you started in. On the flipside, if you are interested in a divorce, for example, it is time to head for the Supreme Court.

It is important to choose the right court at the right time as this will put you on track to move through the process in an efficient manner. If you are trying to arrange an adoption, for instance, it is likely that you are in a rush. For this reason, it is important that you head straight for the Supreme Court, as this is the first step in completing the process.

In some cases, you may find that you don’t have to visit family court or Supreme Court. If you aren’t this lucky, make sure you know which court to visit for your particular issue. This will allow you to move fast and to put your situation in the past without delay.

Source: Legal Services Society, “Do you need to go to Provincial (Family) Court or Supreme Court?,” accessed Dec. 09, 2015

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