Hello, my name is Brian Galbraith and I’m the owner of Galbraith Family Law. We’re a law firm of family law lawyers located in Barrie, Orillia and Newmarket. How does a father get custody of his children? Now, there’s a myth out there that fathers never get custody of their children. This is based on the historic fact that, traditionally, mothers were primarily responsible for the care of children and fathers were the bread winners. So it made sense, in those days, that the court would order custody to the mother since she was the one primarily looking after the children anyway. It was in the children’s best interested to be with their mother. Nowadays, both mothers and fathers usually participate.
In the care giving and in earning the income for the family. As a result the Ontario courts are more inclined to order an equal time sharing regime for the children. If a father wants custody of his children, he needs to prove that it’s in the best interest of the children that he has custody. A strong argument would be that he was traditionally the one responsible or primarily responsible for the care, and that he can continue to provide the care that the children want and deserve. Custody battles are often very nasty. They can take many months and even years to resolve and cost thousands of dollars in legal fees. The children often suffer when there’s a custody battle between their parents. As.
A result we prefer to help our clients negotiate a settlement. One of the best processes to do that is called collaborative practice. That’s a process where the parties agree not to go to court and they work with professionals to find a resolution to their petty issues and any other issues that they have to resolve related to the separation. It’s a very cost effective process and keeps the power of decision making in the hands of the parents. Most importantly, it helps prevent the children from being in the middle of a battle between mum and dad. If this tutorial’s been helpful, give it a thumps up. And if you’d like to learn more information.
Or have one of our lawyers help you with your custody issues, please go to our website which is GalbraithFamilyLaw. You can book consultations with one of our lawyers. We help clients with custody issues every day. We can help you too. Thank you.
Filing California Divorce Forms Form 7 of 10 the FL150
Okay! So congratulations! You’ve all finished the first phase of the divorce which is if you’re the petitioner the petition, the summons, the UCCJA (if you have kids) and you’ve done the service, and done the proof of service of summons. If you’re the respondent you’ve done your response, and if you have kids, you’ve done your own UCCJEA, so that UCCJEA, that FL 105 five that’s done by both petitioners and by respondents, if you have kids, no matter what. Okay, so now we’re gonna move into phase two of the divorce, which nobody likes, everybody hates get over it everybody has to do it. Okay So this is where most people get bogged down, especially if you’re selfrepresented because you don’t.
Have somebody kind of encouraging you and being that pesky person to get you through it. Okay, so let’s go back to our commonly used forms and we’re going to be going to the income and expense declaration, which is FL 150. So on the surface, it seems very, very innocuous. Income and expense declaration the declaration of all that you earn and all that you spend. Well, people hate this form for many many reasons because it’s a pain in the butt to do. I’ll be honest! So we’re going to and doesn’t matter if you’re the petitioner or the respondent I’m speaking to all of you now. I think for just simplicity’s sake, we’re gonna continue using Jamie as the petitioner but understand that just because.
You’re the respondent, doesn’t mean you get out of this. Everybody has to do this it is mandatory. So we’re gonna pretend that we’re Jamie, and we’re actually probably gonna skip through a lot of actually filling out this form, just because it’s so custom to every one of you there’s not an answer I can give you that’s going to apply to everything. So this is where a lot of people get tripped up. I would say before you get started on this form get your last two month’s worth of paycheck stubs, not two, but two months worth, and the second thing I think you need to do is you need to figure out how often are you paid, cuz that is probably the number one mistake that i see from people. Are you.
Semimonthly? Meaning twice a month first, fifteenth, fifteenth and thirtieth, fifth and twentieth those are the common way of getting paid, or, are you biweekly, meaning every other week most people who are biweekly get paid every other Friday So most people say, quot;I get paid twice a monthquot;. Most of those people are actually biweekly. So know the difference. What is the difference? Semimonthly means twice a month meaning, two times twelve equals twenty four pay periods throughout the year. Biweekly means twice or every other week, there are fifty two weeks in a year divide by two, twenty six pay periods. That is a big difference in what your overall income is if you’re paid twenty four times or twenty.
Six times so know the difference. Ff you really can’t figure it out, look at your paycheck stubs and see the pay dates. If you really can’t figure it out after that, call us, please, so you don’t have to neessarily work with me or another one of the attorneys, you can work with, for example, our paralegal she does a fantastic job at filling out these forms and it might be a very cost effective solution, and maybe even better than the costeffectiveness is that you don’t get a headache after filling out this form. And guarantee you, most of you are going to feel overwhelmed and have a headache and hate this form by the time you’re done with it. Because it is a very detail oriented and requires a lot of information,.
And it requires you to go through and think about certain things. Okay, who we’re just gonna jump right in assuming that you are employed, the first page really isn’t too, too difficult you gonna need to know your employer’s name, you need to know the address, the phone number, you need to be able to say your job title how many hours a week you work, and when you started your job and you want to put about how much you earn. If you are salaried, you probably wanna put per month, and again, semimonthly versus biweekly that’s gonna change your numbers, so you wanna give a good average if you’re paid uh in an hourly basis, you want to put what you hourly rate is. If you are paid on a weekly basis, for.
Example, you’re part of the Union most people in unions get paid once a week, unless you’re a teacher, you can put that too. Number two: your age and education. That’s where you’re gonna list your current age, you’re gonna put your degrees have you completed high school, what are your degrees in, do you have any vocational training, that sort of thing that’s the information you’re gonna fill out in number two. Number three is tax information. Okay, again, big trap for most people. Remember tax year if you last filed taxes in twenty fourteen, that means you filed last taxes in the tax year twenty thirteen, so you want to specify tax year versus the filing year are different things. So they are asking for.