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The JP Boyd Declaration of Self-Rep Rights and Responsibilities

The JP Boyd Declaration of Self-Rep Rights and Responsibilities What "Rights and Responsibilities" Should Self-Reps Have? Lawyers, judges, [...]

CLEO’s – Steps in a Family Law Case – Flowchart

CLEO’s - Steps in a Family Law Case - Flowchart CLEO’s “Steps in a Family Law Case” flowchart is a [...]

11 Tips for Dad to make the first overnight visit go well (Pt. 2)

The time has arrived for the kids’ first overnight access with you. They may be excited and looking forward to it, or nervous and reluctant to go. You may be anxious about it too. Here are some tips to help you ensure the visit goes well for the kids – and for you.

11 Tips for Mom to make the first overnight visit work well (Pt. 1)

It's time for the kids' first overnight with Dad. They may be excited or nervous. They may be looking forward to it or be unhappy about it. You may be apprehensive. Here are some Tips to help make the experience go better and you feel easier. They'll certainly make the visit a positive one for the kids.

Preparing family law documents to get the results you want

Yogi Berra, the great New York Yankee catcher gave some terrific advice for preparing family law documents:  “If you don't know where you are going, you'll end up someplace else.”

7 great rules for bringing friends to court

A piece of advice often given to clients and people acting for themselves is to bring a family member or friend to court so that you’ll have your own “support group” present. That’s good advice, but be careful how you use it.

Canada Pension Plan Info for Separating Couples

One of the things most separating people never think about is how their separation will affect their Canada Pension Plan (CPP) contributions and benefits. In this postwe’ll try to give self-reps a better idea of what’s involved when the CPP and a separation meet.

Why every self-rep should follow this Blog

If you’re dealing with a contested divorce, an access or custody issue, q matter involving child support or spousal support, division of property, equalization issues, changing an existing order or agreement, and are representing yourself – this is the Blog created for you.

The 3 things a Self-rep needs to be successful

Steven Covey, the renowned author of the fabulous book 7 Habits of Highly Successful People set out as his 2nd principle “Begin with the end in mind”. He said that you needed to picture the future result you wanted so you could know what specific and concrete things you needed to do to make it a reality.