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
www.attorneygeneral.jus.gov.on.ca/english/family/infoctr.asp
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
www.attorneygeneral.jus.gov.on.ca

Legal Aid - 1-800-668-8258
www.legalaid.on.ca

Ontario Court Forms, including all Family Law Forms and links to Family Law Guides
www.ontariocourtforms.on.ca

Online Assistance with completing common Family Law Forms
formsassistant.ontariocourtforms.on.ca

Family Law Rules
www.e-laws.gov.on.ca

Guide to Ontario Courts
www.ontariocourts.ca

A Guide to Family Law in Ontario - by Community Legal Education Ontario
www.cleo.on.ca/sites/default/files/book_pdfs/introfam.pdf

Your Legal Rights
www.yourlegalrights.on.ca

Community Legal Education Ontario
www.cleo.on.ca

Family Law Education for Women – Family Law information available in 14 languages
www.onefamilylaw.ca

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

Family Law in Ontario – Information from the Law Society of Upper Canada
www.yourontariolaw.com

Representing Yourself at a Family Law Trial
www.ontariocourts.ca/ocj/files/guides/guide-family.pdf

Child & Spousal Support

Family Responsibility Office
1-800-267-4330 (Call Centre) or 1-800-267-7263 (automated info line)
www.ontario.ca/FRO

Department of Justice Canada – Child Support Online Lookup Tool
www.justice.gc.ca/eng/pi/fcy-fea/lib-bib/tool-util/apps/look-rech/index.asp

My Support Calculator
www.mysupportcalculator.ca

Resources for Children / Parenting Support

Books, Resources, Websites on separation & divorce for parents, children, and teens. 
http://www.attorneygeneral.jus.gov.on.ca/english/family/resource_list.asp

Families Change
www.familieschange.ca

Making Plans: A Guide to Parenting Arrangements After Separation & Divorce - How to Put Your Children First
http://canada.justice.gc.ca/eng/fl-df/parent/mp-fdp/toc-tdm.html

Kids Help Phone – free, confidential support for children & teens
1-800-668-6868
www.kidshelpphone.ca

Justice for Children & Youth
www.jfcy.org

What Happens Next? Information for Children on Separation and Divorce
www.justice.gc.ca/eng/pi/fcy-fea/lib-bib/pub/book-livre/pdf/book-livre.pdf

Children Exposed to Domestic Violence - CREVAWC
yourlegalrights.on.ca/sites/all/files/LN_Newsletter_December_2012_Issue_3_Final.pdf

Little Eyes, Little Ears: How Violence Against A Mother Shapes Children As They Grow
/www.lfcc.on.ca/little_eyes_little_ears.pdf

Helping My Child: A Guide for Supporting Children Exposed to Domestic Violence
bcsth.ca/sites/default/files/helping%20my%20child.pdf

Financial Resources

A Woman's Guide to Money, Relationships and the Law in Ontario
www.nawl.ca/money

 Money & Making it On Your Own
www.moneyandmakingitonyourown.ca

Dealing With Finances After Separation – Online Workbook & Videos
www.justiceeducation.ca/resources/finances-after-separation

Ontario Works - Region of Waterloo (Social Assistance) – Intake: 519-883-2100
www.regionofwaterloo.ca/en/servicesForYou/FinancialAssistance.asp

Community Outreach Program – Help for low income families in Waterloo Region – 519-883-2290
www.regionofwaterloo.ca/en/servicesForYou/CommunityOutreach.asp?_mid_=23516

Sources of Emergency & Low Cost Food in the Region of Waterloo
socialservices.regionofwaterloo.ca/en/communityProgramsSupports/resources/EmergencyFood2011.pdf

Online Learning 

Family Law Information Program (FLIP) - audio clips about Ontario family law www.legalaid.on.ca

Webinar Podcasts – available at:

www.onefamilylaw.ca     

  • 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

OR

www.yourlegalrights.on.ca

  • 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       

http://www.theduluthmodel.org/cms/files/Using%20Children%20Wheel.pdf                                     

 

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: 
1-800-410-4482


 

Assaulted Women's Help Line 
1 (866) 863-0511 - to access help for domestic violence anywhere in Ontario


 

Shelternet.ca - 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) 
911

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