Talk:Starting a Court Proceeding in a Family Matter

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Link to LSS material on steps to file an action[edit]

I had to update the link, which was broken, to LSS' step by step info on filing an action. I did that, so now the link works again, but changed nothing else. --Nate Russell (talk) 15:35, 17 June 2013 (PDT)

How chapter material relates to How Do I pages[edit]

There is quite a bit of overlap between some chapter pages and How Do I pages. For example, the pages How Do I Start a Family Law Action in the Provincial Court? and How Do I Start a Family Law Action in the Supreme Court? have overlapping info with what is in this chapter on Starting a Court Proceeding. Would it perhaps make more sense to house all the "how-to" procedural stuff in the How Do I pages, rather than have it at times mixed into the chapters? We could then give a snapshot summary of the process in the chapters, and then give the gory step-by-step detail in the How Do I pages. Right now it's more or less the reverse, which seems to be at odds with what I think many users will expect (that is, I think most would expect to find the detailed step-by-step under How Do I). Drew Jackson (talk) 16:16, 5 April 2013 (UTC)

In law, something that is relevant or important. A material fact, for example, is a fact relevant to a claim or a defence to a claim. See "claim," "evidence" and "fact."

A court proceeding in which one party sues another for a specific remedy or relief, also called a "lawsuit" or a "case." An action for divorce, for example, is a court proceeding in which the claimant sues the respondent for the relief of a divorce order.

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