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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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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 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

Family Law Issues for Immigrant, Refugee and Non-Status Women

If you or your partner came to Canada from another country, you may face both family law and immigration challenges when your relationship ends. This resource covers these topics:

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, 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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Ontario Bar Association Videos

This series of online videos from the Ontario Bar Association were developed with the goal of raising awareness and understanding of the justice system in Ontario Topics include:

Available in:

English, Français

Format:

Video

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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Separation and Divorce: Spousal Support

This booklet looks at spousal support for married or common-law partners who are divorcing or separating, including the factors that affect whether spousal support must be paid, in what amount, and for how long. It also contains information about spouses who are on social assistance, and how to enforce payment of support.

Available in:

English, Français, Chinese, Korean, Spanish

Format:

Booklet/PDF, Web

Produced/Updated In:

2018

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Spousal Support

This resource deals with the support payments that one spouse may have to pay to the other when a relationship ends. It answers questions such as what spousal support is, who can ask for it, why and when courts award it, how much it will be, and who enforces spousal support orders. 

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, Web

Produced/Updated In:

2018