Referrals - Family Law
Click here for resources if you are experiencing Domestic Violence.
Our clinic does not practice family law. However, with the
help of local service providers and Legal Aid Ontario staff, we have
put together a comprehensive guide to family law services offered in
Hastings, Prince Edward and Lennox & Addington Counties.
Paths to Justice: Family Law Resource Guides for Persons
Needing Family Law Services
Legal Aid Ontario
Legal Aid offers certificates (to applicants who qualify
financially) that you can take to a lawyer to obtain representation
on certain types of family law matters. Legal
Aid will provide you with a list of lawyers in your area who accept
Services provided by
Legal Aid Ontario include:
Advice Lawyers - for family and
criminal advice (20 minutes of free advice to qualified callers)
or in-person family law advice at Family Law Information Centres
- if you qualify. Lawyers accepting these certificates will represent
you in family, criminal or immigration law matters
services are offered in most courts
Family Law page
for more details.
Apply for Legal Aid or Get Legal Advice
To find out more about Legal Aid Services, to apply for a Legal Aid
certificate, or to receive 20 minutes of
free legal advice over the phone, call Legal Aid toll-free at:
Press "0" and ask to
speak to a Client Service Representative. View their poster (English,
Family Law Information Program
offers an online information resource called
Family Law Information Program. This site, using both audio and
text, offers legal and practical information on issues such as child
custody, support payments and property settlements.
Family Law Information Centres (FLIC)
Legal Aid provides an
advice lawyer at your local Family Law Information Centre (FLIC) to
answer questions specifically about family law and review your legal
Quinte Consolidated Courthouse, 15 Bridge Street
West, Suite 1306. Every Tuesday from 12:30 - 4:30 pm, and
every Friday from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm.
Napanee FLIC: Court House, 41 Dundas Street West. Every
Wednesday and Friday from 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
For more information
about FLIC, visit the
Ministry of the Attorney General's site.
Lawfacts.ca - a legal
information resource from Legal Aid Ontario. Written by
Legal Aid lawyers from across Ontario, LawFacts provides legal
information about criminal, family and refugee law, as well as
court-related mental health issues.
Other Sources of Information
Below are other places you can go to obtain more information on
Family Law Tip Sheets
Education Ontario (CLEO) and Your Legal Rights
CLEO - pamphlets on
family law are available online, including "An
Introduction to Family Law in Ontario"
YourLegalRights.on.ca - visit their
family law section for
information on all areas of family law.
Child Custody and Protection - presented by Zahra Dhanani, the
Legal Director of
Metropolitan Action Committee on Violence Against Women and Children
the Children's Aid Society Process from the Inside" - recorded
January 23, 2013, presented by METRAC.
Family Law Education for Women (FLEW)
Education for Women (FLEW) - a coalition of organisations working
together to increase women's knowledge of their rights under Canadian and
Ontario family law. Their website has legal information
on a variety of family law topics in 14 languages,
information please contact:
Family Law Education for
158 Spadina Road, Toronto, ON M5R 2T8
• Fax: 416-392-3136
Page - provides links to information
as well as online
publications such as "What You Should Know About Family Law in
Ontario", "A Guide to Procedures in Family Court" and "A
Guide to Family Procedures in the Ontario Court of Justice."
Ministry of Children and Youth Services
Justice Canada Child Support Online Lookup - Federal government
online child support calculator
Law Society of
Upper Canada's "Your Law" series - Family law in Ontario
Support Calculator - free online basic child/spousal support
calculator based on employment income. Note: this
is not suitable for complex calculations and should be used in
conjunction with legal advice. Site also provides a searchable
list of family law professionals in your area and provides some
family law information.
Matters TV with Justice Harvey Brownstone - online TV program
with a focus on a multiplicity of issues affecting contemporary
North American life, with a particular emphasis on the interplay
between relationships and the justice system.
Resources for Family Court Advocates - online resource for those
supporting survivors of family violence through the family court
process in Ontario
MyLegalBriefcase.com - Family Law FAQs
Latest Family Law
Resources on Your Legal Rights