During the initial child custody consultation, the family lawyer first determines whether the procedure is to be settled out of court or challenged.
When the procedure is to be settled out of court, the parties agree on a joint petition project detailing how much child support is required, whether custody is exclusive or shared and the child visitation rights (supervised or not, frequency, etc.). This joint petition shall be submitted to the Court.
When the other party challenges the child custody petition, this petition is delivered to the opposing party by a bailiff. A petition shall be submitted the Superior Court and a provisory decision shall be delivered until the final decision may be passed.