ARI KAPLAN, LL.M., Q.Med. is a lawyer, mediator and pension and benefits legal expert. He leads confidential Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) for families, corporations and workplaces. Ari facilitates resolutions. On request, he writes reports for parties, boards and courts.
Family mediation services are available at family court locations in Ontario. These services include mediation of all legal issues arising upon family breakdown: custody, access, support, and equalization of net family property.
Legal Aid Ontario provides legal assistance for people living with a low-income. (LAO)'s free, online Family Law Information Program is available to those entering the family court system for the first time.
CLEO (Community Legal Education Ontario) provides legal rights education and information that helps people understand and exercise their legal rights.
Distress and Crisis Ontario offers web chat and telephone mental health crisis support 24-hours a day.
The Mental Health Helpline provides confidential, free information and referral services.
Information and education services for males who have experienced abuse.
Canadian Centre for Men and Families provides counselling, legal services and support programs for males who have experienced abuse.
Mediate 393 provides family mediation and information services.
The Law Society of Upper Canada legal referral service.
Your guide to Family Law self-representation in a family law trial at the Ontario Court of Justice. Please note that this is basic information and is not legal advice.
Information on self-representation from the National Self-Represented Litigants Project (NSRLP).
Federal and Provincial law information about divorce and separation.
Family Law Information Centres (FLICs) are available in family courts across Ontario. FLICs have information about separation and divorce and related family law issues, family justice services, alternative forms of dispute resolution, local community resources and court processes.
The Office of the Children's Lawyer represents children under the age of 18 in court cases involving custody, access and child protection, as well as in civil, and estates and trusts cases.
The Kids Help Phone (1.800.668.6868) provides 24-hour anonymous phone and web counselling and referral services for children and young people across Canada.
Assaulted Women's Helpline (1.866.863.0511) provides anonymous, free, crisis counselling, emotional support, information and referrals to women in up to 200 languages 24-hours a day.