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Fact Sheet: Common Family Law Terms

This fact sheet contains plain-language definitions of terms commonly used in family law. It explains terms such as balance of probabilities, best interests of the child test, division of property, matrimonial home, and settlement conference.

Available in:

English

Produced by:

Springtide Resources

Format:

Web

Produced/Updated In:

2008

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Fact Sheet: Custody and Access

This fact sheet answers basic questions about custody and access. It describes which laws apply and explains commonly-used terms. It also deals with some of the problems related to custody and access that are faced by women who leave abusive partners.

Available in:

English

Produced by:

Springtide Resources

Format:

Web

Produced/Updated In:

2008

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Fact Sheet: Divorce

This fact sheet answers basic questions about getting a divorce in Canada.

Available in:

English

Produced by:

Springtide Resources

Format:

Web

Produced/Updated In:

2008

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Fact Sheet: Domestic Contracts

This fact sheet describes cohabitation agreements, marriage contracts, and separation agreements, the three common types of domestic contracts that are permitted and regulated under Ontario's Family Law Act.

Available in:

English

Produced by:

Springtide Resources

Format:

Web

Produced/Updated In:

2008

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Fact Sheet: Marriage

This fact sheet explains the rules about marriage in Ontario. It answers questions about how to get married, how old a person must be, who can marry whom, marriage to more than one person, and foreign marriages.

Available in:

English

Produced by:

Springtide Resources

Format:

Web

Produced/Updated In:

2008

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Fact Sheet: Property Division

This fact sheet outlines the basic principles for dividing property when a relationship ends. It has information on both marriage and common-law relationships.

Available in:

English

Produced by:

Springtide Resources

Format:

Web

Produced/Updated In:

2008

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Fact Sheet: Spousal Support

This fact sheet contains basic information on spousal support. It applies to both married and common-law partners.

Available in:

English

Produced by:

Springtide Resources

Format:

Web

Produced/Updated In:

2008

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Fix it or pay me: How to file a Tenant’s Rights Application

This is a PowerPoint presentation of a seminar on filing an application to enforce a tenant's rights. It covers:

Available in:

English

Format:

Booklet/PDF, Presentation materials

Produced/Updated In:

2008

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Human Rights at Work 2008 – Third Edition

This handbook is meant to help employers and staff comply with the Ontario Human Rights Code at all stages of employment. It includes a description of the Code, principles and concepts the Code is based on, grounds of discrimination, who has responsibility for human rights at work, who is protected at work, and how to create a workplace that...

Available in:

English, Français

Format:

Booklet/PDF

Produced/Updated In:

2008

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In Brief: Making a New Law

Designed for grade 10 to 12 students and their teachers, this resource describes the process used to create new laws at the federal and provincial levels.

Format:

Web

Produced/Updated In:

2008