Family

Family law in Ontario and in Canada covers all legal aspects of your family life and life as a couple.

Can you adopt your partner’s child? Is spousal support always granted to women after separation? Do you still have to pay child support after your child turns 18? Family law in Ontario and Canada covers all legal aspects of your family life and life as a couple.

The Centre can help you understand your rights and obligations so you can handle your legal problems relating to your marriage contract, your separation agreement, divorce, child custody, access rights, support payments, family mediation, etc.

For more information

The Ontario Legal Information Centre

The Centre offers a free 30-minute meeting with a lawyer to any Ontario resident or any person faced with a legal issue in Ontario.

The Centre’s services are confidential and offered in person or by telephone, in French and in English. There are no admissibility criteria. A person can visit the Centre more than one time depending on their needs.

In person

85 Albert Street, Suite 1400, Ottawa (Ontario) K1P 6A4

By telephone

1-844-343-7462 | 613-842-7462

Hours
Days A.M. P.M. By appointment only
Monday Closed 1 pm to 4 pm Closed
Tuesday 9 am to 12 pm 1 pm to 4 pm Closed
Wednesday 9 am to 12 pm 1 pm to 4 pm 5 pm to 6:30 pm
Thursday 9 am to 12 pm 1 pm to 4 pm Closed
Friday 9 am to 12 pm Closed Closed
The staff has no control over waiting times. To maximize your chances of meeting a lawyer, it is strongly recommended to arrive at least one hour prior to closing time, both at lunchtime and at the end of the day.