Services in Ontario - COVID-19
Emergency family law referral telephone line – Law Society of Ontario
Contact InformationPhone 416-947-3310 Toll-free 1-800-268-7568
The Law Society of Ontario has set up a temporary emergency family law referral telephone line. This is because since March 16, 2020, Ontario’s family courts are only open for urgent matters because of the COVID-19 situation.
You can call this service if you have a family law issue and you:
- don’t have a lawyer
- don’t know if your issue is urgent or not
- don’t know your next steps if your matter is urgent
If this is your situation, the referral service will help you get 30 minutes of free legal advice and information from a family law lawyer.
Legal Aid Ontario (LAO) – Family summary advice
Contact InformationPhone 416-979-1446 Toll-free 1-800-668-8258 TTY 416-598-8867 Toll-free TTY TTY (teletypewriter) – Use Bell’s Relay Service: 1 800 855 0511
During the COVID-19 situation, LAO is offering more telephone support. Call LAO’s summary advice line at 1-800-668-8258 for more information.
LAO has a free summary advice line that can give you up to 20 minutes of information and general advice about your family law matter.
This includes information about:
- your legal options and what might happen
- separation, divorce, decision-making responsibility, parenting time, child support, or spousal support
- the family court process and mediation
You usually have to call and give some information about your legal issue and where you live, and a lawyer will call you back.
Contact InformationPhone 905-728-0978 Toll-free TTY 1-866-516-3116