Your Options

Court is just one option for settling family law issues.

Although not all cases can be appropriately resolved out-of-court, most couples do not need to enter a courtroom. Even when family court cases are started, most settle out-of-court.

In this section, you will learn about co-operative approaches to settling your family law issues outside of court and find out about what to do if you have to go to court, and how a lawyer can help you.

Court puts you and your spouse on opposite sides in front of a judge who will make decisions about your family for you. Sometimes court is necessary, but in most cases families can come to an agreement about their own family law problems.