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Are you in a common-law relationship or married? Are you getting separated or divorced? Are you expecting or adopting a child? Family law in Ontario and in Canada covers all legal aspects of your family life and life as a couple.

The Legal Information 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.

The Centre offers a free 30-minute meeting with a lawyer in person or by telephone to all residents of Ontario. Information, referral and support services are offered in English and in French, on a confidential basis.


To use our services:

Find the Centre:

85 Albert Street, suite 1400
Ottawa (Ontario) K1P 6A4
Tel: 613-842-7462 | 1-844-343-7462

Hours of operation:

  • Monday: 1 pm to 5 pm
  • Tuesday: 9 am to 12 pm | 1 pm to 5 pm
  • Wednesday: 9 am to 12 pm | 1 pm to 5 pm | 5 pm to 7 pm by appointment only.
  • Thursday: 9 am to 12 pm | 1 pm to 5 pm
  • Friday: 9 am to 12 pm