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What to do when third parties impede settlement

Wednesday, February 07, 2018 @ 9:39 AM | By Lorne Wolfson

While most family law cases involve only two parties, there can be many other parties who may play a significant role in the settlement of the case. These can include cheerleaders, those involved in third party claims, third parties from whom disclosure is sought, creditors, the Canada Revenue Agency or the Children’s Aid Society.


Unlike other litigation, the settlement of family law cases cannot be addressed without careful consideration of the presence or absence of cheerleaders. In this context, “cheerleaders” are friends or family of...