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Child support


Includes legal obligation of parents to pay child support.

What the clients may say:
  • "My ex-partner is always late with or misses his/her child support payments."
  • "My child just turned 18. My ex-partner has stopped paying child support and told him/her to get a job."
  • "My ex-partner is making more money now, so I want him/her to pay more child support."
  • "I‘m on social assistance and I’m worried that child support payments will affect my benefits."
  • "My ex-partner moved overseas and stopped paying child support."

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.

University of Ottawa Community Legal Clinic

  • Provides legal advice & representation to low-income persons regarding tenant's rights, criminal charges, small claims court matters, custody and access issues, child support, and peace bonds & restraining orders;
  • Assists victims of crime with applications to the Criminal Injuries Compensation Board;
  • Conducts legal education presentations & outreach activities. 

Other Services

Family Responsibility Office

Ensures that family support payments flow from the person who pays the support to the person who receives it.

Steps to Justice