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In Canada, family law is presided over by both the provincial and federal governments, depending on the proceedings. The federal government has jurisdiction over divorce and marriage affairs, while civil rights and property disputes fall under the provincial government. The same goes for issues pertaining to child support, custody cases, and spousal support, although they may fall under federal jurisdiction if these matters are connected to a divorce case.


In certain areas within Ontario, family law disputes are typically settled in two types of courts. The Superior Court of Justice handles requests for divorce, custody hearings, access and support in connection to divorce, and family property matters. The Ontario Court of Justice accommodates issues related to adoption, child protection, and support custody or access.


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  • I need some information on family law and how it works.
  • I am wondering if you can help me to find a special lawyer for law income, for the custody of my kids.
  • My husband and I have been separated since 2015, and I have sole custody of our children. He hasn't paid any child support to date, and we need funds. What are my options?

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