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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

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An Introduction to Family Law in Ontario

This resource identifies the main issues that can come up when relationships end. It includes information about marriage and divorce, living together, and domestic contracts, and explains how decisions can be made through agreement, mediation, court, or arbitration.

Available in:

English, Français, Chinese, Farsi/Persian, Korean, Spanish, Urdu

Format:

Booklet/PDF, Web

Produced/Updated In:

2017

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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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Our Commitment to Accessibility, Ministry of the Attorney General

This resource from the Ontario Ministry of the Attorney General explains their commitment to work to ensure that people with disabilities can use and benefit from their services and programs equally and free from discrimination.

Available in:

English, Français

Format:

Web

Produced/Updated In:

2017

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A Guide to Procedures in Family Court

This section of the Ministry of the Attorney General web site has information about procedures in family courts in Ontario. It explains what a family law matter is, how to find the right court for a case, and how to find further help.

Available in:

English, Français

Format:

Web

Produced/Updated In:

2016

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A Guide to Process for Family Cases at the Superior Court of Justice

The goal of this guide is to help you understand the steps in a family case at the Superior Court of Justice, including the Family Court of the Superior Court of Justice (Family Court).

Available in:

English, Français

Format:

Booklet/PDF

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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How and When to Prove Abuse in Family Court

Recorded on October 12, 2016  – If you are a woman who has experienced abuse in your relationship, and you and your partner are going to Family Court, it can be important to tell the Court about the abuse. This webinar in the Family Law Education for Women (FLEW) series discusses ways of trying to prove abuse in your case, and when it can affect the Court’s decision.

Available in:

English

Produced by:

METRAC

Format:

Webinar

Produced/Updated In:

2016

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How to Prepare a Financial Statement under the Family Law Rules

This How-To Brief outlines the steps to take when preparing a financial statement in a Family Law case. It covers which forms to use, how to calculate income and expenses, how to calculate property and debts, disposal of property, and ongoing financial disclosure.

Available in:

English

Produced by:

Law Society of Ontario

Format:

Web

Produced/Updated In:

2016