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Indiana University
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Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Ontario Family Law

From the Huffington Post:

Despite the increasing use of mediation, arbitration and collaborative family law through Ontario, the Family Court system remains mired in delay and inefficiency. Three of the most unsettling trends are the increased number of unrepresented litigants in the family court system, the costs associated with the production of relevant disclosure and the increasing length of trials. In order to confront these problems, the family law system in Ontario must undergo several important changes in an effort to better serve those who need its services. These trends must be dealt with, or Ontario could find itself with an irreparably clogged family court system.

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Divorce and child custody litigation is becoming epidemic. That is not only true in Ontario, but it is true in the United States as well.

The problem with divorce and child custody litigation is easy to see, but the solution is less obvious. My hope is that the professionals who have the authority to effectuate change will take action...the action does not have to be drastic action, but strides need to be made to address the issue.

Posted by: Oklahoma City Divorce | Jun 24, 2011 9:38:15 AM

It sounds like the Ontario lawmakers are going to have to take the initiative, step up and make some serious changes to their system because they system they have is failing them.

Posted by: Divorce Attorneys Tulsa | Aug 26, 2011 7:35:04 PM

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