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Divorce and Separation

Includes division of property and spousal support.

Some indicators of legal issues

What the clients may say:

  • "I have to stay home to take care of our kids, but my ex-partner won't pay spousal support."
  • "My ex-partner has stopped paying spousal support now that I am dating someone new."
  • "I was married in a religious ceremony in my home country but want to get a divorce so I can remarry in Canada"

Legal Services and Information

Records for Divorce and Separation
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Ontario. Ministry of the Attorney General - Superior Court of Justice - Family Law Information Centre COVID 19: Courts are not operating as usual. Do not go to court unless you have been told to attend. Ontarians can continue to access…
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…
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…
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.…
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

Additional Resources

Divorce Act Changes Explained - April 17

Multilingual information sheets on Divorce