Legal Resources

Family Law Education for Women has plain language legal information on women’s rights under Ontario family law. It is helpful for women who are you having family difficulties and dealing with issues like divorce, custody or support.  

The Ontario Women’s Justice Network promotes an understanding of the law with respect to violence against women, providing accessible legal information to women and their supporters in a manner that reflects the diverse experiences and realities of women.

Working with your Lawyer: A Toolkit for Survivors of Domestic Abuse Produced by the Barbra Schlifer Commemorative Clinic, in partnership with Pro-Bono Lawyers Ontario, the toolkit provides information for survivors of domestic violence and support workers on how to effectively manage the lawyer-client relationship. The materials are designed specifically for women who are about to - or have just entered - the Family Law process and focus on three common problem areas: Expectations, Communications and Decision Making.

Do you know a woman who is being abused? A Legal Rights Handbook, Produced by CLEO (Community Legal Education Ontario/Éducation juridique communautaire Ontario),  2009. This handbook provides information on many legal issues faced by women who are abused by their partners.

Criminal and Family Law  Produced by Ontario Native Women's Association (ONWA). Written for Aboriginal women, this booklet deals with stalking, assault, and sexual assault. It explains that these kinds of abuse are against the law and describes how the law can help women who experience this kind of abuse.

A Woman's Guide to Custody, Access and Support of Dependent Children, produced by Social Action and Advocacy Committee (SAAC). This 41-page guide gives information about legal issues related to child custody, access, and child support and answers questions that might arise.

Family Law Terms: A consolidated list of family law terms and definitions for clients.

ClickLaw Search for common family law questions, representation near you and a variety of other helpful forms and resources.

Family Law NB - Self-Help Guides You can review these self-help guides on the website or borrow them from a library. If you wish, you may purchase your own copy of the divorce guide or the custody, access and support guide from Public Legal Education and Information Service of New Brunswick. They are also available at the courthouse in Moncton and Fredericton. 

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