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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
Pro Bono Students Canada - University of Ottawa Common Law Chapter - The ID Project Assistance in replacing lost or stolen personal identification pro bono lawyers and law students will help clients to complete and submit applications to replace missing…
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 Services 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…
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