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.

  • Call Legal Aid Ontario at 1-800-668-8258
  • You can also speak with Duty Counsel, by calling (519) 767-1514 and leaving a message for a call back

Legal Aid Ontario

Legal Aid Ontario provides a number of different programs for those who qualify financially, including: (a) certificates to cover the cost of lawyer, (b) summary advice and information from a lawyer for up to 20 minutes; (c) Separation Agreement Certificates which cover the cost of a family lawyer to help negotiate and prepare a separation agreement ,for those who qualify financially; (d) legal advice on mediation services; and, (e) expanded certificates for individuals who identify as First Nations, Metis, and Inuit. If you self-identify as First Nations, Metis or Inuit advise Legal Aid Ontario staff.

Telephone for the LAO Client Service Centre is 1-800-668-8258. Service is dependent upon financial eligibility

Click here to apply online for a Legal Aid

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

Luke’s Place (Women Only)
Luke’s Place is a non-profit organization solely devoted to improving the safety and experience of women and their children as they proceed through the family law process after fleeing an abusive relationship. They offer a virtual legal clinic service for Women. The Virtual Legal Clinic provides free summary legal advice to women in Ontario who have been subjected to intimate partner violence by using web-based video conferencing or the telephone to connect women to lawyers.

Virtual Legal Clinic:
Telephone: 905-728-0978 ext. 235
Toll Free: 1-866-516-3116 ext. 235

Family Law Portal

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.

Pro Bono Students Canada: The Family Justice Centre
PBSC, Epstein Cole LLP, and Legal Aid Ontario have partnered to launch the Family Justice Centre (FJC). At the FJC, we aim to address the longstanding gaps in our family justice system by hosting virtual legal clinics for Ontarians dealing with family law issues who are unable to afford a lawyer, but do not meet the threshold to qualify for legal aid services. At the virtual clinics, family law lawyers will supervise law students in the delivery of unbundled legal services to self-represented litigants in Ontario. The FJC will also create public legal education resources to support self-represented litigants in navigating the family law process.