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Courthouse Checklist

This tip sheet lists what you should do and be aware of when going to the courthouse to file papers and when going to appear before a judge. It lists what you should do before you go, after clearing security, once you’re at the Office of the Registrar, and while you’re being served.

Available in:

English

Produced by:

Family Law in Ontario

Format:

Booklet/PDF

Produced/Updated In:

2012

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Fact Sheet: Family Law Overview

This fact sheet provides an overview of the laws in Ontario that deal with family breakdown and an analysis of how these laws work for abused women.

Available in:

English

Produced by:

Springtide Resources

Format:

Web

Produced/Updated In:

2012

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Ontario Court of Justice

The website of the Ontario Court of Justice (OCJ) has information about the OCJ and links to the courts and areas it has jurisdiction over, such as the Family Court, many criminal law matters, and provincial offenses. It also has sections featuring links for the general public, teachers and students, the media, and legal professionals.

Available in:

English, Français

Format:

Web

Produced/Updated In:

2012

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Teen pregnancy: The Law on Child Support

This Justice for Children and Youth blog post looks at what child support is, paternity tests, setting up child support arrangements outside the court system, registering arrangements with the Family Responsibility Office, and going to court with disputes about child support.

Available in:

English

Format:

Web

Produced/Updated In:

2012

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Tips on Serving Documents

This resource is a guide to the rules about serving documents in a Family Law case. In includes information on a “service”, “special service,” and “regular service” and covers who can and cannot serve documents as set out in rule 6 of the Family Law Rules.

Available in:

English, Français

Format:

Booklet/PDF

Produced/Updated In:

2010

In brief: Jurisdiction of Ontario Courts

This information sheet provides an overview of the structure of the courts in Ontario, including the jurisdictions of the Ontario Court of Justice, the Superior Court of Justice, and the Court of Appeal for Ontario.

Format:

Web

Produced/Updated In:

2006