The use of arbitration in a family law situation

It is an increasing reality that more people are choosing to represent themselves in Family Court. This creates unique challenges both for those who attempt to represent themselves and for the system itself.

Make no mistake: Family Law is one of the most complicated areas in law. Not only does it encompass legislation and jurisprudence dealing with spousal support, child support and division of assets, it also encompasses Real Estate Law, the Law of Wills and Estates, Pension Law, Tax Law and often Corporate or Criminal Law as well.

There is no replacement for representation by competent family counsel. There is truth to the proverb that he who is his own lawyer has a fool for a client. It is very difficult, if not impossible to dispassionately represent oneself in a family law matter. At this firm, we have often represented other lawyers faced with the same issues your are now facing.

That being said, economic realities often dictate that there is no other option. If you are faced with that constraint and can not manage to carry representation, we offer litigation support services.

In that context, we can:

  • Provide information on practical aspects of access to the Court system;
  • Assist you to complete Court forms and pleadings;
  • Provide litigation coaching to present your case in the most efficient and effective way;
  • Provide Legal research and guidance; and
  • Depending upon the circumstance, step in to provide representation at individual hearings.
  • The costs associated with these services are tailored to the needs of the services required.
Our goal is to assist the unrepresented litigant to present their case in the most efficient and effective manner they can while assisting the Court system itself to deal with the problems associated with self-represented litigants who neither have an understanding of proper access to the system or the laws affecting their particular case.