Although the courts have severely limited their role to matters that are either urgent or not contested, and many lawyers are unfortunately unavailable or working limited hours, the need for a payor to receive relief from paying child support or the need of a recipient to get child support is more pressing than ever. In this climate Visionary Law staff is well suited to continue to serve you and respect the physical distancing that is needed to flatten the curve; instructions can be given through our secure messaging function and documents can easily be provided through our online portal, meetings can occur over the phone or through video conferencing, and in person signing can occur in our meeting rooms which allow for the recommended 2-meter distance.
For parties who already have an agreement or court order in place, they may need to change the current child support being paid; with the changes in the Maintenance Enforcement Program legislation in July 2019, many changes can occur without the need for the court and we can help you navigate the paperwork so you can get the relief you need.
For parties who do not already have a child support order or agreement in place, we are now offering mediation services where the parties are cooperative and want to reach an effective and cost-efficient agreement with, or without, the involvement of another lawyer. For parties who require some advocacy to bridge the gap, we can continue to assist negotiating a settlement with the other lawyer through virtual 4-way meetings. For those parties for whom court may be the only solution, we can continue to compile and prepare the necessary documentation to ensure your file is ready to proceed the moment the court’s doors reopen.
For more information on child support matters refer to our blog page.
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