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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

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...

Available in:

English

Produced by:

FLEW/FODF

Format:

Webinar

Produced/Updated In:

2018

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Parenting Coordination Services

Parenting Coordination (PC) is a service for parents who have ongoing disputes about a custody order, parenting plan, or separation agreement and who do not want to go to court to resolve those disputes.

Available in:

English

Produced by:

Riverdale Mediation

Format:

Web

Produced/Updated In:

2018

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Parenting Plan Tool

A parenting plan is a written document that outlines how parents will raise their children after separation or divorce. This interactive tool will give you some options to develop a personalized parenting plan. 

Available in:

English, Français

Format:

Web

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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Recommended consent letter for children travelling abroad

This resource from the Government of Canada has information on their recommendation that Canadian children carry a consent letter if they are travelling abroad alone, with only one parent/guardian, with friends or relatives, or with a group.

Available in:

English, Français

Format:

Web

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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Separation and Divorce or Death of a Spouse: Property Division

This booklet explains the basic rules for property division between separating married spouses, their rights and obligations with respect to the matrimonial home, and what happens to property if one spouse dies. It also explains the different situation of common-law spouses. There are sections on responsibility for debts, division of CPP credits,...

Available in:

English, Français, Chinese, Korean, Spanish

Format:

Booklet/PDF, Web

Produced/Updated In:

2018

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Separation and Divorce: Child Support

When parents separate or divorce, issues about how to pay the expenses of raising their children arise. This booklet discusses who has a legal responsibility to pay child support, as well as how to calculate the basic amount to be paid and other factors that can affect the amount of support, such as the child's living arrangements and special...

Available in:

English, Français, Chinese, Korean, Spanish

Format:

Booklet/PDF, 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