DATE:

    RELATIONSHIP DATES

    Please complete all that apply:

    Date you commenced cohabitation

    Never Lived Together:

    Date of Marriage

    Have you separated

    Date of Separation

    Date of Divorce

    Your Financial Situation:

    Are you employed? If yes, where

    How long have you been employed at this position?

    Previous employer (if less than 5 years with current employer):

    Previous annual income

    If you are unemployed, please provide details about when and where you last worked and how much your income was from that employment:

    Current Source of Income:

    Annual Income:

    Highest level of education attained:

    Did you work throughout the marriage/relationship?
    (Please provide details of the type of employment, wages, periods of time you were and were not working)

    Are you receiving spousal support from anyone?
    (If Yes, from who?):

    how much?:

    Are you paying spousal support to anyone?
    (If yes, to who):

    how much? /month:

    Do you currently reside with anyone (besides the children)?

    If yes, how long have you lived with this person?

    If yes, please provide his/her:

    Name:

    Occupation:

    Annual Income:

    INFORMATION ABOUT YOUR EX-SPOUSE/PARTNER/


    Are they employed? If yes, where?

    How long have they been employed at this position?

    Previous employer (if less than 5 years with current employer):

    Previous annual income

    If he/she is unemployed, please provide details about when and where he/she last worked and how much his/her income was from that employment:

    Current Source of Income:

    Annual Income:

    Highest level of education attained:

    Did they work throughout the marriage/relationship?
    (Please provide details of the type of employment, wages, periods of time they were and were not working)

    Are they receiving spousal support from anyone?
    (If Yes, from who):

    how much? /month:

    Are they paying spousal support to anyone?
    (If yes, to who):

    how much? / month:

    Do they currently reside with anyone (besides the children)?

    If yes, how long have they lived with this person?

    If yes, please provide the following information about him/her, if known:

    Name:

    Occupation:

    Annual Income:

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Can my child(ren) decide who they want to live with when they are 12 years old?

    The simple answer is no; however, the older a child becomes and the more mature the child is, the more weight there is placed on what the child wants. There are different ways to assess what a child’s views and preferences are.

    If I am not married, but live with my significant other do we split all of our property when we separate?

    The simple answer is no; however, there are exceptions and special circumstances that would need to be considered to determine what, if any property would be divided.

    Can my ex-spouse/partner make me sell our house?

    If you and your ex-spouse own a property jointly, the simple answer is usually yes; however, you should seek legal advice about this as there may be other options available to resolve this issue and depending on who holds legal title to the home, the answer may vary.

    What happens if my children do not want to spend time with their mother/father? Do I have to make them go?

    There is no simple answer to this question. Every family is in unique circumstances and an assessment of the family’s situation would be necessary to determine the answer to this question.

    How do I get legally separated?

    The moment that one partner in the relationship has made it clear that the relationship is over and then continues to act in accordance with that decision a legal separation has occurred. This separation does not address the legal issues that may have arisen as a result of the separation and you may need to resolve those issues by way of a Separation Agreement or Court order.

    What are my options for resolving my family law dispute with my ex-spouse/partner?

    There are many options to resolve your family law disputes, including negotiation, mediation, collaborative law and arbitration. You should consult a lawyer or legal professional to discuss the options to decide what would be the best option for you and your family.