Online Resources

Legal Information

 Guides to Ontario Courts

Guides for Self Represented Litigants

  • Forms for Ontario courts Ontario Court Services Website to access Family Law Rules Forms, Rules of Civil Procedure Forms, Rules of the Small Claims Court Forms and their respective Guides to fill out those forms.
  •  Ontario Court Addresses

Family Law Trial Guides

 Family Law Resources

Family Court Guidelines

 Mediation, Collaborative Family Law and Arbitration

Locate the court-connected family mediation and information service in your area.

Legal Assistance

 Access to Case Law using CanLII

  • The CanLII Primer: Legal Research Principles and CanLII Navigation for Self Represented Litigants. it is designed to help SRLs navigate CanLii to prepare for the presentation of their cases- in court, chambers, or as part of a negotiation or mediation. The primer also gives a brief overview of the Canadian Legal System.
  • CanLII Connects was created to make it faster and easier for legal professionals and the public to access high-quality legal commentary on Canadian court decisions. *Only very recent posts may be reliable because the caselaw or legislation may have changed over time.

 Support for Children

  • Child Support Guidelines
  • Child Support Tables
  • Child Support Information (Older children)
  • Families in Transition (FIT)  Family Services Toronto.Specialized services for separating, divorcing and blended families. Programs focus on practical strategies for coping with the challenges children and youth up to 18 and their parents face.
  • Family Responsibility Office of Ontario (FRO) Tel: 416-326-1817 or 1-800-267-4330
  • Family Responsibility Office Forms

Information and/or help for Children

 If a child has been taken outside of Canada without your permission:

 Domestic Violence

  • Assaulted Women’s Helpline: This is a toll-free crisis telephone service operating province-wide 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Trained counsellors can help you determine your options, provide information about local supports such as shelters and sexual assault centers and help you develop an immediate safety plan. Interpreters in 150 languages are available to respond to callers. Call 1-866-863-0511 or, in the Toronto calling area, 416-863-0511. TTY 1-866-863-7868.
  • French-Language Crisis Line: A toll-free crisis telephone service for Francophone women experiencing violence. Call 1-877-336-2433 (24 hours a day, 7 days a week).
  • Victims Services Toronto Tel: 416-808-7066 (there are others across Ontario)
  • Ontario Ministry of the Attorney General – Programs and Services for Victims of Crime
  • Mobile Crisis Intervention Priority Response Unit involving a mental-health crisis including thoughts of suicide or self-harm, distorted or psychotic thinking, anxiety, overwhelming depression, and those who may be suffering from a temporary breakdown of coping skills.

 Additional Links

Requesting Assistance for People with Disabilities

 Complaining about a Lawyer

  • LSUC will review your complaint about how a lawyer handled your case
  • 416-947-3310 (Toronto and area), Toll-free: 1-800-268-7568