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Marriage and common-law relationships


Includes domestic contracts and marriage registration.

What the clients may say:
  • "While we weren’t legally married, I think I should get money from my ex-partner now that our long-term relationship is over."
  • "I sponsored my partner to immigrate to Canada. Because we are not married and haven’t lived together for over a year, the application was refused."

Legal Services

Family Law Information Centre

Provides the public with easy access to user-friendly information about family law.


Connects low to middle income individuals with legal professionals – lawyers, mediators and paralegals- who have agreed to work at a reduced rate. In order to use JusticeNet, individuals must make a net family income that is no higher than $59,000 per year.

Law Society Referral Service

Provides the name of a lawyer or paralegal who best fits a person’s stated needs. The service is not designed to provide legal advice or second opinions.

Legal Aid Ontario Client Service Centre

Provides legal aid services to eligible persons. Eligibility is based on financial, and legal factors.

Ottawa Legal Information Centre

Offers legal information services, such as general explanations regarding the law and other legal topics, and is not authorized to provide legal advice or legal assistance.

Reach Canada

Educates and informs persons with disabilities, family members, lawyers and the general public about the rights and interests of persons with disabilities and ensures that quality legal and social representation is provided. Provides lawyer referral services for people with disabilities through a network of lawyers who volunteer.

Steps to Justice