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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 Law Arbitration

This booklet focuses on arbitration, one form of alternative dispute resolution, and explains how it differs from mediation and private agreements. It briefly outlines the arbitration process and discusses when to use arbitration to settle issues such as custody and access, support, and how to divide property.

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 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

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French Language Services

This section of the Ministry of the Attorney General website aims to inform the Francophone population of its rights to French language services in Ontario’s justice sector.

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

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Frequently Asked Questions About Divorce

This Government of Ontario website has answers to questions under these topic headings:

  • Divorce
  • Processes
  • Custody/Access
  • Child Support
  • Spousal Support
  • Mediation

Available in:

English, Français

Format:

Web

Produced/Updated In:

2017

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Resolving disputes – think about your options

This web page has information about ways of resolving disputes without going to court. Topics include:

Available in:

English, Français

Format:

Web

Produced/Updated In:

2017

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What Is ADR? Frequently Asked Questions

This resource explains mediation, arbitration, negotiation, restorative justice, collaborative law, and more. Presented on the website of the ADR Institute of Canada, the resource answers questions about ways to resolve conflicts besides the traditional litigation process.

Available in:

English, Français

Format:

Web

Produced/Updated In:

2017

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Lawsuits and Disputes

This section of the Ministry of the Attorney General website contains information on contracts and torts, suing and being sued, How do I find a lawyer or a paralegal?, the civil courts, mediation and arbitration, and landlord and tenant issues.

Available in:

English, Français

Format:

Web

Produced/Updated In:

2016

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Finding and selecting an appropriate mediator

This section of the Attorney General website offers information about finding a mediator who has the right skills for the issues in your case. It sets out what qualifications mediators must meet if they provide services in family courts and gives links to organizations that provide standards of professional conduct and complaints processes for mediators.

Available in:

English, Français

Format:

Booklet/PDF, Web

Produced/Updated In:

2015