Many people are well aware that family law litigation can be prolonged, exhausting, and costly, to say the least. These are motivating factors for litigants to settle their issues in a prompt manner. It is no surprise then that legal procedures are geared toward quick resolutions, as this normally benefits the parties involved.
"It is accepted, even by those who work within it, that Ontario’s family law system is utterly broken", writes Christie Blatchford in an article entitled, "Getting to the root of Ontario’s family law mess".
Agreed. I think you would be hard pressed finding anyone to disagree.
The vicious child custody battles and their shocking legal fees, and the endless losing battles against a former spouse who is seemingly impervious to reason are stories well known to everyone who works in the system. What is also shocking and frustrating, though, is that the blame for this is laid at the feet of lawyers, most of whom are not seeking to profit from the misery of others.