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Toronto family law lawyers practice family law and divorce law in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Toronto family law lawyers are members of the Law Society of Upper Canada. 

The  Law Society Referral Service is a very good way to find a Toronto lawyer who practices family law in Toronto and the surrounding region. 

Each Toronto family law lawyer may have an office in Toronto or an office outside of Toronto, perhaps in the Greater Toronto area. The Greater Toronto Area includes Mississauga family law lawyers who practice in Toronto Family Courts, Oakville family law lawyers who practice in Toronto Family Courts, Brampton family law lawyers who practice in Toronto Family Courts, York Region family law lawyers (including Newmarket family law lawyers who practice in Toronto Family Courts, and Durham Region family law lawyers (including Pickering family law lawyers, Ajax family law lawyers, and Oshawa family law lawyers) who practice family law in Toronto Family Courts.  

Each Toronto family law lawyer is a barrister, solicitor, and notary public. Toronto family law barristers are Toronto family law lawyers who go to Toronto and other family courts. Toronto solicitors are Toronto lawyers who don't usually go to Court but spend most of their time in their Toronto offices or working elsewhere in Toronto with Toronto family law clients.  

Toronto family law lawyers act as Toronto solicitors when they draft separation agreements but act as Toronto barristers when they go to Toronto Family Court in Toronto child support applications, Toronto child custody applications, and in applications requesting that the Toronto Courts divide up property. In many ways Toronto divorce lawyers act as Toronto solicitors rather than Toronto barristers when they settle property issues in a separation agreement and draft and file divorce applications which don't require  a custody, access, or support order. Toronto family law lawyers help their family law and divorce clients throughout Ontario.

Toronto courts serve Etobicoke, North York, and Scarborough. Toronto lawyers also attend court in Brampton courts, Oakville courts, Burlington courts, Milton courts, Orangeville courts, Newmarket courts, and Oshawa courts. There are many other courts in the greater Toronto Area.

 

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Family Law Legislation Applicable to Toronto Lawyers

Toronto lawyers who practice family law (Toronto family law lawyers) use federal legislation enacted by the Parliament of Canada respecting the law of divorce in Ontario and provincial legislation enacted by the Legislature of Ontario respecting family law property issues. If divorce litigation includes an application for child custody, spousal maintenance (spousal support), or child maintenance (child support) then Toronto family law lawyers will turn to the Divorce Act of Canada for guidance. If there is no divorce litigation pending, then Toronto family law lawyers will refer to Ontario statutes such as the Family Law Act. Here are some examples of family law and divorce statutes used by Toronto family law lawyers.

Family Law Arbitration Act 6.1 Court intervention limited
Family Law Child and Family Services Act 41 Warrant to apprehend child in care
Family Law Child and Family Services Act 44 Apprehension of child under twelve
Family Law Child and Family Services Act 46 Time of detention limited
Family Law Child and Family Services Act 47 Child protection hearing
Family Law Child and Family Services Act 52 Delay: court to fix date
Family Law Child and Family Services Act 57 Order where child in need of protection
Family Law Children's Law Reform Act 20 Father and mother entitled to custody
Family Law Children's Law Reform Act 21 Application for custody or access
Family Law Children's Law Reform Act 23 Serious harm to child
Family Law Children's Law Reform Act 24 Minister has powers of board
Family Law Divorce Act 15.1 Child Support/Maintenance
Family Law Divorce Act 15.2 Spousal Support/Maintenance
Family Law Divorce Act 16 Child Custody & Access
Family Law Divorce Act 17 Variation of Support, Custody & Access
Family Law Divorce Act 26.1 Child Support Guidelines Regs
Family Law Divorce Act 3(1) Jurisdiction for Divorce
Family Law Divorce Act 4(1) Jurisdiction Corollary Relief
Family Law Divorce Act 5(1) Jurisdiction for Variation
Family Law Divorce Act 8 Grounds for Divorce
Family Law Family Law Act 21(1)(a) Alienation of matrimonial home
Family Law Family Law Act 30 Obligation of spouses for support
Family Law Family Law Act 31 Obligation of parent to support child
Family Law Family Law Act 32 Obligation of child to support parent
Family Law Family Law Act 33(11) Child Support Guidelines
Family Law Family Law Act 33(7) Purposes of order for support of child
Family Law Family Law Act 33(8) Purposes of order for support of spouse
Family Law Family Law Act 33(9) Determination of amount for support of spouses, parents
Family Law Family Law Act 35(1)(2) Domestic contract, etc., may be filed with court
Family Law Family Law Act 37 Application for variation
Family Law Family Law Act 40 Restraining orders
Family Law Family Law Act 46 (1)(2) Order restraining harassment
Family Law Family Law Act 52 Marriage contracts
Family Law Family Law Act 54 Separation agreements

Family Law Rules

Family Law Rules Forms

Family Law Programs and Services in Ontario

Family Responsibility Office Forms

 

Family Law and Other Courthouses in the Greater Toronto Area used by Toronto Lawyers

Dufferin , Orangeville  
Dufferin County Courthouse

Frontenac , Kingston  
Kingston Courthouse

Halton , Burlington  
Burlington Courthouse

Halton , Milton  
Milton County Courthouse

Hamilton-Wentworth , Hamilton  
John Sopinka Courthouse

Hastings , Belleville  
Belleville Courthouse

Middlesex , London  
London Court House

Muskoka , Bracebridge  
Bracebridge Courthouse

Niagara , St. Catharines  
St. Catharines Courthouse

Peel , Brampton  
A Grenville & William Davis Courthouse

Perth , Stratford  
Stratford Courthouse

Simcoe , Barrie  
Barrie Courthouse

Toronto , Toronto  
Old City Hall

Toronto , Toronto  
College Park Court

Toronto , Toronto  
Scarborough Courthouse

Toronto , Toronto  
Downsview/North York/1000 Finch

Toronto , Toronto  
Metro West Etobicoke Courthouse 2201 Finch

Toronto , Toronto  
Toronto Superior Court, Criminal, Summary Conviction Appeals, Jury trials

Toronto , Toronto  
311 Jarvis Toronto Youth Court and Family Court

Toronto , Toronto  
Toronto Superior Court - Civil - Filing Documents

Waterloo , Cambridge  
Cambridge Courthouse

Waterloo , Kitchener  
Kitchener-Waterloo

Wellington , Guelph  
Guelph Provincial Courthouse

York , Newmarket  
Newmarket Courthouse

Other Family Court Addresses

Toronto lawyers

 

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