IMPORTANT: Laws for divorce, separation and parenting have changed and include new parenting language and responsibilities. If you need to go to court, you must use updated family court forms. The information below is being updated and some content may be out of date. Learn more about the changes on the federal government web site.

Frequently Asked Questions

The information provided on this website is not legal advice. The information relates to common questions about certain legal rights of children in Ontario. Readers should not make any decisions based on this material alone. If you have questions about a specific situation, you should contact a lawyer.

Minors’ Funds

Answers your questions about how to make a request for money from funds held with the Accountant of the Superior Court of Justice for expenses required for your child’s direct benefit.

Family Law and Child Protection

Answers your questions about the family court process, child custody and access, and provides information about getting the Office of the Children's Lawyer involved.

Clinical Investigation and Report

Answers your questions about what is involved with a Clinical Investigation, who conducts Clinical investigations and what the final report to the courts may contain.

Civil Litigation, Estates and Trusts

Answers your questions about the role of the Children’s Lawyer in civil litigation and estates and trusts matters, paying money into Court for a child and managing money for a child.