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Conflict, Court, or Another Way? Different Ways of Resolving a Family Dispute

This webinar in the Family Law Education for Women (FLEW) series looks at a variety of ways to settle issues about children, property, and support, when a woman ends the relationship with her partner. What are the pros and cons of mediation, arbitration, and court, especially when there is or was abuse in the family?

Available in:

English

Produced by:

METRAC

Format:

Webinar

Produced/Updated In:

2012

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Know your rights when you share a property

An article in the Toronto Star’s Moneyville discusses the difference between joint tenancy and tenancy in common when two people share ownership of a house, and explains the consequences for each.

Available in:

English

Produced by:

Toronto Star

Format:

Web

Produced/Updated In:

2012

What You Should Know about Family Law in Ontario

This booklet about family law in Ontario contains information about laws that may affect families that are separating. It covers marriage, living together, separating, and getting a divorce. It explains legal rights and obligations related to the care and support of children, support for a spouse or partner, division of property, and it includes a section on laws for victims of abuse.

Available in:

English, Français, Arabic, Chinese, Somali, Spanish, Tamil, Urdu

Format:

Booklet/PDF

Produced/Updated In:

2012

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Divorce & Your Credit

This booklet looks at what people should do about getting their financial affairs in order before discussing divorce, what kind of information people should have about their finances, what to do about individual and joint bank accounts, and how to get credit after divorce.

Available in:

English

Format:

Booklet/PDF

Produced/Updated In:

2010

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Your Law Series: Family Law – Spousal support and property

This video looks at how a lawyer can help when a separating or divorcing couple considers questions such as who will need to pay financial support and what will happen to property they own together.

Available in:

English

Produced by:

Law Society of Ontario

Format:

Video

Produced/Updated In:

2010

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Aboriginal Women: How Property is Divided in Family Law

This booklet explains the rules for dividing property when a couple decides to end their relationship. It describes the process for dividing the property of married couples and explains the property rights of common law couples. It also describes on how the Indian Act affects these rights for women who live on-reserve.

Available in:

English

Format:

Booklet/PDF

Produced/Updated In:

2008

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Equality Rights in Family Law: Spousal and Child Support

This booklet is an overview of some of the changes to spousal and child support laws that have taken place since the Charter of Rights and Freedoms came into force. It addresses three changes to family law:

  • Equal sharing of the economic consequences of marriage
  • Enforcing court orders for support
  • Retroactive child support payments

Available in:

English

Format:

Booklet/PDF

Produced/Updated In:

2008

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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: 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