Anything and everything you need to know about divorce and separation in Ontario.
50% of all family law cases will be in the court system longer than one year, almost 30% more than two years & 10% more than 3 years.
The Ontario Court process is expensive on average ranging from $12,000 to $45,000 per person.
70% of family cases in the Ontario Court of Justice concern issues related to custody, access and child support.
The Ontario Family Courts deal with about 75,000 family cases per year.
About 40% of all marriages and relationships in Canada end in a break-up.
Only about 2% to 5% of all Family Law cases are so high conflict they go to a full court trial.
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Support challenges are the most common issue behind lengthy divorce cases that last for 2 years or more.
Between 1991 & 2011, 5 million Canadians separated or divorced. Of these, 38% had children together.
Families seeking a divorce or division of property needed to go to the Superior Court, before federally appointed judges, but were required to see provincially appointed judges in the Ontario Court of Justice about child protection and adoption. Often, families could face related cases in both courts at the same time.