The Hamilton Law Association's Family Law Subcommittee advises on matters pertaining to Family Law that are relevant to the Board or its Committees.
|Kathleen Bingham, (Chair) Bingham Law
|Jennifer Cooper, (Vice-Chair) Hughes & Bale LLP
|Sean Heeley, Szpiech, Ellis, Skibinski, Shipton
|James D. Higginson, James D. Higginson Law Office
|Imran Kamal, Catholic Children's Aid Society of Hamilton
|Amy Katz, Amy Katz & Associates, Professional Corporation
|James Mountford, Ross & McBride LLP
|Michaela Newman, Hughes & Bale LLP
|Vicky Ringuette, Vicky M. Ringuette
|Whitney Smith, Vandeputte Law Professional Corporation
Children's Aid Society of Hamilton
To speak to an HLA staff person regarding the Family Law Subcommittee, please contact:
, Library Assistant & Membership Coordinator
tel: 905-522-1563, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.