Family Law Resources

NOTE: This information below can be helpful, however it is not in any way a replacement for legal advice and legal representation. We strongly encourage you to seek legal advice from a family law lawyer before making any final decisions about how to proceed with your case.

Links and Resources for Family Law

FLIC – Family Law Information Centres
Meet with an Advice Lawyer for free through Legal Aid Ontario.
First-come, first-served. Sign up for appointment upon arrival. 
Waterloo Region Courthouse - 2nd Floor, 85 Frederick Street, Mon to Fri, 9 am - 4 pm.Doors open and sign up begins at 8:30 am. It is best to arrive early. 

Ministry of the Attorney General – Info on separation, divorce, children and family law in Ontario

Legal Aid - 1-800-668-8258

Ontario Court Forms, including all Family Law Forms and links to Family Law Guides

Online Assistance with completing common Family Law Forms

Family Law Rules

Guide to Ontario Courts

A Guide to Family Law in Ontario - by Community Legal Education Ontario

Your Legal Rights

Community Legal Education Ontario

Family Law Education for Women – Family Law information available in 14 languages

Ontario Women's Justice Network - Legal information on issues related to violence against women

Family Law in Ontario – Information from the Law Society of Upper Canada

Representing Yourself at a Family Law Trial

Child & Spousal Support

Family Responsibility Office
1-800-267-4330 (Call Centre) or 1-800-267-7263 (automated info line)

Department of Justice Canada – Child Support Online Lookup Tool

My Support Calculator

Resources for Children / Parenting Support

Books, Resources, Websites on separation & divorce for parents, children, and teens.

Families Change

Making Plans: A Guide to Parenting Arrangements After Separation & Divorce - How to Put Your Children First

Kids Help Phone – free, confidential support for children & teens

Justice for Children & Youth

What Happens Next? Information for Children on Separation and Divorce

Children Exposed to Domestic Violence - CREVAWC

Little Eyes, Little Ears: How Violence Against A Mother Shapes Children As They Grow

Helping My Child: A Guide for Supporting Children Exposed to Domestic Violence

Financial Resources

A Woman's Guide to Money, Relationships and the Law in Ontario

 Money & Making it On Your Own

Dealing With Finances After Separation – Online Workbook & Videos

Ontario Works - Region of Waterloo (Social Assistance) – Intake: 519-883-2100

Community Outreach Program – Help for low income families in Waterloo Region – 519-883-2290

Sources of Emergency & Low Cost Food in the Region of Waterloo

Online Learning 

Family Law Information Program (FLIP) - audio clips about Ontario family law

Webinar Podcasts – available at:     

  • Financial Support after breakup
  • Property Rights & Obligations (married & common law)
  • Immigration, Women and Children
  • Sponsorship Breakdown and Domestic Violence
  • Understanding the Children's Aid Society Process - From the Inside


  • Looking for a Family Law Lawyer
  • When Charges are laid in a Domestic Dispute
  • Presenting Evidence About Abuse in Family Court
  • Child Custody and Protection


Post-Separation Power and Control Wheel                                     


Feeling Unsafe?

If you feel unsafe please access one of the services listed below: 

Women's Crisis Services of Waterloo Region
Kitchener: (519) 742-5894
Cambridge-: (519) 653-2422
Toll Free: 


Assaulted Women's Help Line 
1 (866) 863-0511 - to access help for domestic violence anywhere in Ontario - for a list of shelters across Canada


Sexual Assault & Domestic Violence Treatment Centre 
(519) 749-6994 (located at St. Mary's Hospital and Cambridge Memorial Hospital)


Sexual Assault Support Centre of Waterloo Region - 24 Hour Support Line 
(519) 741-8633


Victim Services of Waterloo Region  
(519) 585-2363


Police (Emergency) 

Police (Non-emergency)  
Kitchener, Waterloo, Cambridge: (519) 653 7700   
All other areas: (519) 570-3000