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Family law & court

scales of justiceThe family court system is designed to help families deal with issues related to separation, divorce, arrangements for the children, division of property and assets as well as spousal and child support.

When families are not able to resolve post-separation issues on their own, they may need to resolve them in family court.  If you are in this situation, you will likely find it helpful to have some basic knowledge about the family court process.

Evidence plays an important role in the court process because it can reinforce what you are telling the court in your documents.

Please refer to the section on family law issues for more information about common problems that are dealt with in the family court system and a list of common family law terms.