If you’re reading this blog, you probably realize that pretty much anything you need is on the interent. However, it’s not always easy to find things. Here’s a list of websites relating to divorce and family law that I refer to regularly:
Family Court Fees – Darned if I can remember how much court fees are and besides, they’re always changing. Right now, the total court fee to obtain a divorce is $447. It costs $157 to file an answer to an application for divorce. There are slightly different fees for different types of proceedings so check here for details.
All Government Forms – With the government, there’s a form for everything. Gotta love that paperwork. Need a form? Check here.
Apply for a marriage certificate or divorce certificate – Who still has their marriage certificate after all these years? But you can’t get a divorce without one. Order yours here. Order early, as it can take a long time to receive it. And if you want to re-marry, you’ll need to prove you were divorced. You can get your divorce certificate here as well. For Ontario only – each province has a separate office.
Divorce Act – The law governing divorces in Canada.
Family Law Act – Provincial legislation. Applicable for property division or for other issues where there is no divorce (e.g. common law separations).
Family Law Rules – This is what governs the court procedures in Ontario.
Family Responsibility Office – These are the people who enforce child support and spousal support orders. Expect to be on hold a long time when you call. Contact details and any forms you need to deal with them are here.
Federal Child Support Guidelines – This is how child support works in Canada.
Child Support Tables – Calculate how much child support you should pay or receive.
Ministry of the Attorney General – Family court services, supervised access, legal aid, Children’s Lawyer and more.
Ontario Court Forms – More forms for you.
Pension Benefits Division Act – Mostly useful for Federal Government employees.
Request for Director’s Statement of Arrears – Find out how much spousal support or child support you owe or are owed.
List of Ontario Court Addresses – It’s always helpful to know where to file your divorce papers.
Canada Post – Find a postal code.
Currency Converter – By the Bank of Canada. Useful for presenting official conversion rates in court if you or your ex lives outside of Canada.
The Law Society of Upper Canada – Governing body of the legal profession.