Help with Family Law Problems

Family Law Information Centre (FLIC) Advice Lawyers

FLIC advice lawyers offer general legal information on family law matters free of charge. You must meet Legal Aid Ontario’s financial eligibility requirements.

  • Friday mornings from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm at the Courthouse located at 74 Woolwich Street, Guelph.

FLIC is currently not operating due to Covid, call Legal Aid Ontario for advice.

Legal Aid Ontario
Legal Aid Ontario has a number of services for people who qualify financially, including:

  • certificates to cover the cost of lawyer, if there is a strong possibility you will be sentenced to jail,
  • summary advice and information from a lawyer for up to 20 minutes, and
  • expanded certificates for individuals who identify as First Nations, Metis, and Inuit.

Call: 1-800-668-8258 (collect calls are accepted)

Guelph-Wellington Women in Crisis (WOMEN ONLY)
This organisation provides safe shelter and 24 hour staffing for women and their children experiencing violence and/or abuse, including physical, emotional, sexual, verbal and/or financial. Other programs include the Sexual Assault Centre, the Rural Women’s Support Program and the Transitional Support Program. Telephone: 519-836-1110 24 hour Crisis Line: 519-836-5710 or 1-800-265-7233

Law Society Referral Service
This is an online service that gives you a free 30-minute consultation with a lawyer or paralegal. A crisis line is available Monday to Friday, 9:00am to 5:00pm.
Toll-free crisis line: 1-855-947-5255

Justice Ontario
Legal information is available regarding family law issues in different languages.
Call: 1-866-252-0104

Family Law Portal

Family Law Education for Women
Legal information on women’s rights on family law issues in 11 languages.