How can I prove to the family court that I was abused in the relationship?
Track the abuse throughout your relationship by thinking about what went on at key points. Write this down; point form is fine.
Take some time to organize this information before any meeting where you may have to talk about it; for instance, before you meet with duty counsel or a mediator or before your first appointment with your lawyer.
It is very important to present accurate, detailed and credible information. Going to court is an adversarial process. The judge has to decide between two sides. You need to make sure that the judge has enough information about what has happened to you that they understand and believe your version of the story.
To learn more about where to find this evidence and how to present it, visit our website: FamilyCourtandBeyond.ca.