A settlement conference is a meeting between a judge, the parties, and their lawyers if they have any. The purposes of a settlement conference include:
- talking about ways to solve those issues without going to a trial
- if possible, obtaining the judge's view of how the court might decide the case
- thinking about any matter that may help solve the case
You get severance pay only if you've worked at least 5 years for your employer and:
- your employer pays wages of at least $2.5 million a year, or
- at least 50 people will be losing their jobs within a 6-month period because the business is being cut back.
The basic rule is that severance pay is one week's pay for each year you've worked for your employer, up to 26 weeks.
This is a criminal offence. A sexual assault is an assault of a sexual nature and includes all incidents of unwanted sexual activity, including touching, kissing, and sexual intercourse. The victim of a sexual assault can be male or female. The spouse of a victim can be charged with sexual assault. Factors considered in establishing a sexual assault are:
- the part of the body touched
- the nature of the contact
- the situation in which the contact occurred
- all the circumstances surrounding the act
- any threats or force used
Shared care, also called shared custody, is when children live at least 40% of the time with each parent. Shared custody may affect how much child support is paid.
Shared custody, also called shared care, is when children live at least 40% of the time with each parent. Shared custody may affect how much child support is paid.
Shared custody is when you and your former spouse or partner spend close to equal time with your child. The Canada Revenue Agency looks at whether parents share custody when deciding if Canada child benefit payments should be split between the two parents.
Shared custody is different than what’s called “joint custody” in family law.
The Sheriff is a government official who enforces or carries out certain kinds of orders made by courts and tribunals. After the Landlord and Tenant Board makes an order to evict a tenant, the Sheriff can make the tenant leave. The law does not let the landlord, private bailiffs, security guards, or police do this. But the Sheriff can ask the police for help if the Sheriff thinks there might be violence.
A Sheriff’s Demand is when an enforcement officer requests money from the court clerk in order to give it to the creditor.
This is a different name for a bail hearing. At a show cause hearing, a judge or justice of the peace decides if you can be let out of custody or must remain in custody until your trial. You will have a bail hearing if the police officer who arrested you decides to not let you leave the police station.
It is called a "show cause hearing" because, depending on the circumstances:
- the prosecutor must explain why you should be held in custody until your trial, or
- you must explain why your plan satisfies the court’s concerns about releasing you.