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Custody and Access

Includes laws related to custody of children after their parents’ separation, and rights of children and non-custodial parents to spend time together.

Some indicators of legal issues

What the clients may say:

  • "My kids really miss my ex-partner, but he/she doesn't show up for scheduled visits."
  • "My ex-partner keeps changing the time he/she will pick up our kids."
  • "I'm worried about my child spending time alone with my ex-partner because he/she was abusive when we lived together."
  • "I'm afraid my ex-partner will take our child to another country without my permission."
  • "My ex-partner and I have joint custody but he/she wants to move to another city for work."

Legal Services and Information

Records for Custody and Access
Title Description
Ontario Legal Information Centre COVID-19 (May 7, 2020): Centre will no longer offer its services in person for the time being * legal information services remain available by telephone…
University of Ottawa - Community Legal Clinic Student Legal Aid Services Society clinic staffed by students and supervised by lawyers provides legal services to low-income members of the community conducts legal education…
Vanier Community Service Centre - Ligne d'information juridique Provides summary legal advice in the following areas: Immigration law Family Law Housing law (tenant representation only) Labour Law - Employment Standards Employment Insurance Ontario…
Reach Canada - Equality and Justice for People With Disabilities - Reach Canada - Equality and Justice for People With Disabilities COVID-19 (July 12, 2021): Reach's Legal Referral program is accepting calls from clients with disabilities in Ottawa and the Champlain region who require legal assistance. Referrals…
JusticeNet Non-profit organization links individuals seeking legal advice that are unable to obtain legal advice due to high cost or due to their ineligibility to obtain…
Family Law Education for Women Campaign - METRAC Action on Violence Online resource of plain language legal information on women's rights under Ontario family law webinar recordings posted regularly on website how to find help with…

Social Services and Information

Ottawa Social Services