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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

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

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Marriage and Divorce for Muslim Women

This booklet reviews the laws on marriage in Ontario and divorce in Canada and explains how these laws relate to Islamic family law. It looks at the legal status of marriages and divorces from other countries and the role of Canadian family law in dealing with religious barriers to remarriage.

Available in:

English, Français, Arabic, Farsi/Persian, Somali, Urdu

Format:

Booklet/PDF

Produced/Updated In:

2018

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Parenting: Rights and Responsibilities of Young Parents

A booklet for young parents, this version offers information such as legal rights during pregnancy, responsibilities and obligations, splitting up or living separately, and more.

Available in:

English, Français

Format:

Booklet/PDF

Produced/Updated In:

2018

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Aboriginal Women: Marriage and Divorce

This booklet contains information on the rules about marriage in Ontario and divorce in Canada. It also discusses the legal status in Canada of marriages and divorces from other countries, and the role of Canadian family law in dealing with religious barriers to remarriage.

Available in:

English

Format:

Booklet/PDF

Produced/Updated In:

2017

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Domestic Contracts for Muslim Women

This booklet looks at the legal status of domestic contracts, such as marriage contracts, cohabitation agreements, and separation agreements in the context of the Muslim community. It explains how Ontario family law relates to Islamic family law. It also looks at the court’s role in enforcing domestic contracts.

Available in:

English, Français, Arabic, Farsi/Persian, Somali, Urdu

Format:

Booklet/PDF

Produced/Updated In:

2017

After Bill S-7: Women and New Laws Affecting Marriage

Recorded on January 29, 2016  – Bill S-7, the Zero Tolerance for Barbaric Cultural Practices Act, was passed last year. It makes changes to law affecting forced and underage marriage, and may have immigration effects for women in polygamous relationships.

Available in:

English

Produced by:

METRAC

Format:

Webinar

Produced/Updated In:

2016

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Family Law Information Program For Aboriginal Families

This video was developed by the Ontario Ministry of the Attorney General to help Aboriginal families learn about the effects of separation on children and adults and the options available to them to resolve their disputes. It covers topics such as:

Available in:

English, Français

Format:

Video

Produced/Updated In:

2016

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Marriage overseas

This resource from the Government of Canada provides information on what Canadians should do if they are planning to be married in a foreign country. It includes information on the following:

Available in:

English, Français

Format:

Web

Produced/Updated In:

2016

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What are domestic contracts?

This is one of a series of Frequently Asked Questions produced by Luke’s Place. This FAQ explains what a domestic contract is, when it is useful, and why it isn’t binding if coercion is involved. The FAQ also looks at cohabitation agreements, marriage contracts, and separation agreements, which are also considered domestic contracts.

Available in:

English

Produced by:

Luke's Place

Format:

Web

Produced/Updated In:

2016

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