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If you have been exposed to a person who has been positively identified as having – or is suspected to have COVID-19, if you or a member of your household have been travelling in the last 14 days anywhere outside of the Province of Ontario or, if you are experiencing any symptoms of illness, we would ask that you not attend our office and instead contact us to make alternative arrangements.

We continue to do our part to help reduce the spread of COVID-19.

For more information contact us today at 905-669-7577.

Case Conferences – What’s the Purpose?

The Family Law Rules specify the purposes of a Case Conference, which can include the following:

  • exploring the chances of settling the case
  • identifying the issues that are in dispute and those that are not
  • exploring the ways to resolve the issues that are in dispute
  • ensuring disclosure of the relevant evidence
  • identifying issues related to expert evidence
  • noting admissions that may simplify the case
  • setting the date for the next step in the case
  • setting a timetable for steps in a case
  • organizing a Settlement Conference
  • giving directions for any intended motion, including a timetable for exchanging materials

The practicality is that most courts do not have enough time to deal with all issues at a Case Conference or achieve all of these purposes. Having a family law lawyer who knows how to get the most out of a Case Conference can mean the difference between a case that settles early and a case that drags on for years.

To get the most out of a Case Conference, call one of the family law lawyers at Zeidman Law Offices for a free consultation. 905-669-7577

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