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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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Canada family law questions? Ask a family lawyer


Some of the concerns and questions already tackled by the Canada family law Experts on JustAnswer include:


  • My parents have custody of my daughter. I am allowed to see her whenever I like, but I am worried that they’ll try to get custody of my two sons as well. How can I prevent this from happening?
  • 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?

Before seeking out expert guidance on JustAnswer, be sure to take note of the province in which the issue is taking place, anything that has already been filed or reported, and whether you’ve already spoken to a lawyer regarding the matter.