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 The information below is being updated and some content may be out of date.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.

Family Law

File a joint divorce application online

You can file a joint divorce application online at any time without visiting a courthouse. Learn more.

Family Law involves all legal issues that can be dealt with in a family court, including:

General information

  • What you should know about Family Law (available in 9 languages)
    The booklet contains information about the laws that may affect you if you separate. Includes the care and support of your children, support for you or your spouse, and division of property
  • Family Law Information Centres (FLICs)
    An area in each family courthouse where you can receive free information about divorce, separation and related family law issues (child custody, access, support, property division and child protection) and referrals to community resources. Each FLIC has a variety of publications available addressing these issues, as well as guides to court procedures. Staff and Advice Lawyers are also available at designated hours
  • Family Law Resources in Ontario (Community Legal Education Ontario)
    This booklet contains a directory of legal resources, information and referral sources.
  • Resource List
    Extensive list of books and websites for adults and children covering separation and divorce, parenting, emotional and financial issues. Includes age appropriate reading suggestions and interactive websites.
  • Your Legal Rights (Community Legal Education Ontario)
    A website with practical, easy to find legal information on a variety of topics.
  • Aboriginal Family Law Information Program
    These resources for Aboriginal families provide information about the family justice system, including the social and legal issues surrounding family breakdown such as parenting arrangements, support enforcement, and alternative dispute resolution.

About Courts

Legislation and forms

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