What is an offer to settle in a family court case?
Question & AnswerWhat is an offer to settle in a family court case?
1. Make an offer to settle
Think about your family law issues and how you want to resolve them in a way that works best for your family.
You can make an that says how you would like to settle some or all the issues in your case. You can make an offer at any time, even before starting a family law case.
There is no form that you must use to make an offer, but you must make sure you follow the rules.
In your offer, you can specify a deadline for your partner to accept the offer. For example, you may give your partner up to a certain date, or time, or both, to respond to your offer.
If your partner does not accept by the deadline, then the offer is considered to have been withdrawn. This means you take back your offer.
If you do not specify a deadline, the offer remains open for your partner to accept until you formally withdraw it or the judge decides the issues in your offer.
You can also withdraw your offer by serving Form 12: Notice of Withdrawal, at any time before the offer is accepted.