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Family Law Subcommittee


Kathleen Bingham

COOPER, Jennifer - 2015 

Jennifer Cooper

The Hamilton Law Association's Family Law Subcommittee advises on matters pertaining to Family Law that are relevant to the Board or its Committees.

 2019-2020 Subcommittee Members

Kathleen Bingham, (Chair) Bingham Law 905-297-4767
Jennifer Cooper, (Vice-Chair) Hughes & Bale LLP 905-523-5252
Sean HeeleySzpiech, Ellis, Skibinski, Shipton 905-524-2454
James D. Higginson, James D. Higginson Law Office  905-628-6321
Imran Kamal, Catholic Children's Aid Society of Hamilton 905-525-2012 
Amy Katz, Amy Katz & Associates, Professional Corporation 905-522-0488
James Mountford, Ross & McBride LLP 905-526-9800
Michaela Newman, Hughes & Bale LLP 905-523-5252
Vicky Ringuette, Vicky M. Ringuette 905-297-4768
Renee Roy 905-572-9999
Whitney Smith, Vandeputte Law Professional Corporation 905-628-0101
James Wood,
Children's Aid Society of Hamilton

To speak to an HLA staff person regarding the Family Law Subcommittee, please contact:
Rachel Anderson, Library Assistant & Membership Coordinator
tel: 905-522-1563, email: randerson@hamiltonlaw.on.ca 

HLA Family Law Events


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Family Law News - Silver Divorce - February 2020 PDF1.68 MB11 Feb, 2020 Download
State of the Family Bar - December 2019 PDF1.74 MB03 Jan, 2020 Download
Embryos as Property - June 2019 PDF1.56 MB14 Jun, 2019 Download
Family Law Update - April 2019 PDF1.61 MB25 Apr, 2019 Download
Family Law News - December 2018 PDF1.45 MB11 Dec, 2018 Download
Family Law News - October 2018 PDF1.47 MB19 Oct, 2018 Download
Bill -C78 - August 2018 PDF1.38 MB21 Sep, 2018 Download
It's Time to Raise the Bar, Hamilton - December 2017 PDF7.02 MB18 Dec, 2017 Download

Family Claims Online Service

Mar 01, 2019

The Ministry of the Attorney General has announced that starting February 25, 2019, the Family Claims Online service will expand to enable Ontarians to initiate simple divorce applications online at any time. The existing joint divorce online filing process is also being enhanced to permit property claims on consent.

As well, the Ministry continues to expand the Community Legal Education Ontario’s Guided Pathways to Family Court Forms tool.  In addition to helping users complete the forms required to apply for a simple or joint divorce and file a separation agreement with the court, the tool now leads users through many forms required to apply for corollary relief, including custody, access, support, property division, and a restraining order (with or without a divorce claim).

See the links below to a guide on how to set up a Justice Services Online account, which is required to access the Family Claims Online service: Family Claims Online (www.Ontario.ca/familyclaims ), the Guided Pathways (https://www.cleo.on.ca/en/projects/guided-pathways-family-court-forms), and https://fola.ca/family-law-reforms.

Resources and Practice Aids

Notice to Profession: Changes to the Family Law Rules in force April 23, April 30 and July 1, 2018
Notice to Profession: Changes to the Family Law Rules in force April 23, April 30 and July 1, 2018
Notice to Profession: Changes to the Family Law Rules in force April 23, April 30 and July 1, 2018