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

  •     Divorce and separation
  •     Family Justice Services
  •     Child custody and access
  •     Support for you, your spouse and children
  •     Division or equalization of family property
  •     Treatment of a matrimonial home
  •     Enforcement of support payments
  •     Child protection and adoptions


Settling out of court

  • Mediation
  • Arbitration
  • Collaborative Family Law

Going to court

In family law cases involving children, you may be required to go before a judge for a conference, motion or trial.


More information

What you should know about Family Law

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 (available in 9 languages).

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.

Family Law Resources in Ontario (Community Legal Education Ontario)

This booklet contains a directory of legal resources, information and referral sources.

Family Law Information Program (Legal Aid Ontario)

Legal and practical information on family law topics in an easy to follow format.