Welcome to Your Law: Family Law in Ontario

Please be advised that the Your Law: Family Law in Ontario website will be unavailable as of December 30, 2015. Community Legal Education Ontario has placed information on this site together with other information on family law matters and as of December 30, 2015 visitors to this website will be automatically re-directed to Community Legal Education Ontario’s website at:


Are you considering separating or divorcing from your spouse? Are you concerned about what will happen to your children after the break up? When two people have a child, each parent has an equal right and equal responsibility to raise the child. This is true whether the parents are married or not.

When parents don’t live together, they are faced with important decisions about the care of their children. They must decide where the child will live, how much time the child will spend with each parent and how important decisions relating to the child will be made. Each parent’s financial support of the child will also have to be determined.

Your Law: Family Law in Ontario provides you with information and access to resources on the emotional, financial, legal and social considerations relating to child custody, access and child support and will help you make the best decisions for you and your family.

What information are you looking for?

Access the French website here: http://cliquezjustice.ca/questions-de-droit/famille

For Parents

Information and resources about child custody, access and child support for parents who are separated or thinking of separating, information on Non-Parent Custody Applications and resources to help children live with separation and divorce.

For Children

Information and resources for children about separation and divorce.

Going to Court

Information and resources about when and why you should consider going to court, and information on finding your way around a courthouse.


  • Custody and Child Support Video
  • Finding a Courthouse
  • Finding a Lawyer
  • Family Law Information Centres
  • Family Law Information Program
  • Violence at Home
  • Important Terms

Your Law: Family Law in Ontario contains general legal information for Ontario, Canada
and is not intended to be used as legal advice for a specific legal problem. If you need
legal advice, please visit the Law Society of Upper Canada's website to find a lawyer.

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