Ask a Professional #30

Question:  I just separated from my spouse.  I want to hire a lawyer.  I have heard about unbundles services. What are those? Answer:   When someone hires a lawyer for a family law matter, they typically fully retain the lawyer. ...

Ask a Professional #29

Question:  I am separated from my spouse and I have child support obligations.  What happens if I die while my kids still need financial support? Answer:  Child support is based on, and paid from your income.  If you die, then of course your income will end, and so...

Ask a Professional #28

Question:  I have separated from my spouse.  We continue to live in the house we own together, which is still to be listed and sold. Can I buy another home in the meantime? Answer:  It is understandable that people who have separated want to physically live...

Ask a Professional #27

Question:  I just separated.  We have young children.  Some things are going on between us that are a great concern. Can I get into court right away for an order?     Answer: The Family Law Rules say that you cannot bring a motion for an interim order before a...

Ask a Professional #26

Q:  If I have an order for support, how can I ensure I receive the ordered payments from my former spouse? A:  Any order for support made at court, whether child or spousal support, and whether or not it was an order made on consent of the parties, is automatically...

Ask a Professional #25

Q:  I am married, but I have separated from my spouse.  Can I ask that I continue to live alone in the home we have together while we work things out? A:  A relationship breakdown can be very stressful and involve a lot of conflict.  It is understandable in some...