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This legal glossary is a basic guide to common legal terms. A lawyer is in the best position to advise you about your legal rights and responsibilities.

Different terms may have different meanings based on the specific area of law or the context in which they are being used. For legal terms not referred to in this glossary, or for more comprehensive definitions, you may wish to refer to a legal dictionary or to an internet resource.

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Family Law
The laws that deal with family-related issues and domestic relations including child protection, divorce, separation, custody and access, division of property, support, and adoption.
Family Law Act
Ontario statute governing family property, child and spousal support, the matrimonial home, domestic contracts, and restraining orders.
Family Law Rules
(see Rules of the Court)