The Law Society of Upper Canada has launched Your Law: Family Law in Ontario
, a site that contains free legal information about child custody and access:
"Are you considering separating or divorcing from your spouse? Are you
concerned about what will happen to your children after the break up?
When two people have a child, each parent has an equal right and equal
responsibility to raise the child. This is true whether the parents are
married or not."
"When parents don’t live together, they are faced with important
decisions about the care of their children. They must decide where the
child will live, how much time the child will spend with each parent and
how important decisions relating to the child will be made. Each
parent’s financial support of the child will also have to be determined."
"Your Law: Family Law in Ontario provides you with information and
access to resources on the emotional, financial, legal and social
considerations relating to child custody, access and child support and
will help you make the best decisions for you and your family."
The site provides many useful links from organizations across Ontario, such as Community Legal Education Ontario, Department of Justice,
Legal Aid Ontario and the Ministry of the Attorney General.
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