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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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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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Family Court and Beyond

Luke’s Place has prepared Family Court and Beyond, for women who are leaving abusive relationships and are involved in family court processes. It covers many topics, including:

Available in:

English

Produced by:

Luke's Place

Format:

Web

Produced/Updated In:

2018

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Family Law Information Program

The Family Law Information Program (FLIP) is a resource designed for adults in Ontario whose relationship with their spouse or partner is breaking down. FLIP provides legal and practical information on topics such as child custody, support payments, property settlements, and shared parenting.

Available in:

English, Français

Format:

Web

Produced/Updated In:

2018

Family Law Topics in American Sign Language (ASL)

Family Law Education for Women (FLEW) has produced a number of Family Law videos in American Sign Language (ASL), including the following titles:

Available in:

American Sign Language (ASL)

Produced by:

FLEW/FODF

Format:

Video

Produced/Updated In:

2018

Finding Help with your Family Law Problem

This is information about finding help with the legal issues related to family breakdown. It has sections on how to find a family law lawyer, how to pay for a family law lawyer, and where to get legal information if you do not have a lawyer. 

Available in:

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

Produced by:

FLEW/FODF

Format:

Booklet/PDF, Video

Produced/Updated In:

2018

Justice Ontario

The Justice Ontario website has information on topics such as finding a lawyer, tickets and fines, lawsuits and disputes, family and criminal law, human rights, and wills and estates. A toll-free number gives access to legal information in over 170 languages.

Available in:

English, Français

Format:

Web

Produced/Updated In:

2018

Ontario Ministry of the Attorney General: Family Law

This is the Family Law section of the Attorney General’s website. It has information and links to these Family Law topics:

Available in:

English, Français

Format:

Web

Produced/Updated In:

2018

Parental Alienation, Family Law, and Mothers: a discussion

Recorded on March 12, 2018 (1 hour and 15 minutes) – In this webinar in the Family Law Education for Women (FLEW) series, METRAC’s Legal Director, Tamar Witelson, and family law lawyer, Malerie Rose from Rose Family Law, discuss how the term “Parental Alienation” has come up in Ontario family courts, and some issues mothers in child custody disputes should be aware of.

Available in:

English

Produced by:

FLEW/FODF

Format:

Webinar

Produced/Updated In:

2018

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Representing Yourself at Your Family Law Trial – A Guide

This guide is intended to help people represent themselves in a family law trial at the Ontario Court of Justice. It includes information on disability accommodation and interpreters, basic information on the Family Law Rules, offers to settle, costs, the Trial Management Conference, witnesses, and more.

Available in:

English, Français

Format:

Booklet/PDF, Web

Produced/Updated In:

2018