The law based on past decisions by judges. Case law reflects how the courts interpret laws. In common law legal systems, judges are required to follow decisions of other judges from higher courts in their own province as well as the Supreme Court of Canada.
Certificate of Divorce
A document that proves the date of your divorce.
Certified true copy
Document guaranteed to be an exact copy of an original document.
A name for a Supreme Court courtroom where applications (not trials) are heard.
Pre-trial matter heard before a judge or master of the court.
Change of Venue
If the court is satisfied that it is expedient to the ends of justice and/or an accused may not have a fair trial in the original venue (usually the courthouse nearest to where the alleged incident occurred), then upon application the Court may order that the trial be moved to another location. Often, pre-trial publicity will be advanced as a reason to change the venue.
Charge to The Jury
Child support is the legal right of a child to receive financial support from his or her parents. That right exists whether or not the child's parents were ever married and whether or not they ever lived together. Step parents may also be required to pay Child Support. See also In Loco Parentis and Child Support Guidelines.
Child Support Guidelines
Child/Children of the Marriage
Common Law Peace Bond
A disagreement between two parties.