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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

https://legalaid.on.ca/
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)

Click here to apply online for a Legal Aid

Guelph-Wellington Women in Crisis (WOMEN ONLY)

http://www.gwwomenincrisis.org
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

https://lsrs.lso.ca/lsrs/welcome
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

https://www.attorneygeneral.jus.gov.on.ca/english/family/
Legal information is available regarding family law issues in different languages.
Call: 1-866-252-0104

Family Law Portal

https://www.familylawportal.com/

Family Law Education for Women

http://www.onefamilylaw.ca/
Legal information on women’s rights on family law issues in 11 languages.

Pro Bono Students Canada: The Family Justice Centre

https://www.probonostudents.ca/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.