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Divorce Act Update – A webinar from Luke’s Place

Recorded on August 27, 2019 – Earlier this year, the federal government passed major amendments to the Divorce Act. This webinar explores those changes, especially as they relate to how arrangements for the children will be made, in the context of family violence. It will discuss the new language that replaces the terms custody and […]

Available in:

English

Produced by:

Luke's Place

Format:

Webinar

Produced/Updated In:

2019

Partner Abuse: How Can a Restraining Order Help?

Recorded on April 30, 2019 – Review or refresh what you know about Restraining Orders: when you can get one for a family abuse or violence situation in Ontario, and how they are similar and different from Peace Bonds.  This webinar is part of the Family Law Education for Women (FLEW) series, co-presented by METRAC’s Legal Director, Tamar Witelson, and family law lawyer Malerie Rose of Rose

Available in:

English

Produced by:

METRAC

Format:

Webinar

Produced/Updated In:

2019

Steps to Justice – Abuse and Family Violence

Steps to Justice is a website that empowers people in Ontario to understand and take action to deal with their legal problems.

Format:

Web

Produced/Updated In:

2019

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Superior Court of Justice and Ontario Court of Justice Daily Court Lists

This website publishes the daily court lists for the Superior Court of Justice (Ontario) and the Ontario Court of Justice. The daily court lists include the case name, time, room number, and reason for the court appearance.

Available in:

English, Français

Format:

Web

Produced/Updated In:

2019

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The Family Law Limited Scope Services Project

The Family Law Limited Scope Services Project aims to improve access to family justice for middle and lower income Ontarians by increasing the use of limited scope services, also known as “unbundled” legal services, in family law.

Available in:

English

Format:

Web

Produced/Updated In:

2019

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Adoption process

This website has information about the process of adoption in Ontario, including:

  • Public adoption
  • Private adoption
  • International adoption, and
  • Adopting a stepchild and kinship adoption

Available in:

English, Français

Format:

Web

Produced/Updated In:

2018

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Alternative Dispute Resolution and Family Law

This resource explains alternative dispute resolution (ADR) and when to use it in dealing with family law issues. There are sections describing negotiation, mediation, arbitration, and collaborative family law. 

Available in:

English, Français, American Sign Language (ASL), Arabic, Chinese, Farsi/Persian, Korean, Punjabi, Russian, Somali, Spanish, Tamil, Urdu

Produced by:

FLEW/FODF

Format:

Audio, Booklet/PDF, Video, Web

Produced/Updated In:

2018

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Arranging child support: How to arrange child support between yourself and the other parent or caregiver.

This resource has information about setting up or updating child support arrangements, including how to do it online.

Available in:

English, Français

Format:

Web

Produced/Updated In:

2018

Assistance abroad: Child abduction and custody issues

This Government of Canada website covers these topics:

Available in:

English, Français

Format:

Web

Produced/Updated In:

2018

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Changing your name: questions and answers

Answers to common questions about changing your name.

Available in:

English, Français

Format:

Web

Produced/Updated In:

2018