5. Set a date for your trial

The trial is your opportunity to prove what you said in your court forms by using witnesses, including yourself, and other evidence.

A family court makes decisions using the family law rules and laws. For example, the judge looks at your situation and:

  • the and the Government of Canada's child support tables to make decisions about
  • the test to make decisions about and , which used to be called and
  • the Spousal Support Advisory Guidelines to make decisions about

The judge makes a decision using a test called the . This means that your evidence has to be more believable than your partner's evidence.

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