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Family Law Online Claims Service

Posted on: Feb 25, 2019

The Ministry of the Attorney General sent an announcement letting FOLA know 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).

To learn more, visit To learn more, visit https://fola.ca/family-law-reforms or https://www.cleo.on.ca/en/projects/guided-pathways-family-court-forms

Attached is a guide on how to set up a Justice Services Online account, which is required to access the Family Claims Online service. Please share the guide and links to 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 with members of your organization and your clients.

 

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Family Law Online Claims Service

Posted on: Feb 25, 2019

The Ministry of the Attorney General sent an announcement letting FOLA know 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).

To learn more, visit To learn more, visit https://fola.ca/family-law-reforms or https://www.cleo.on.ca/en/projects/guided-pathways-family-court-forms

Attached is a guide on how to set up a Justice Services Online account, which is required to access the Family Claims Online service. Please share the guide and links to 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 with members of your organization and your clients.

 

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Family Law Online Claims Service

Feb 25, 2019

The Ministry of the Attorney General sent an announcement letting FOLA know 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).

To learn more, visit To learn more, visit https://fola.ca/family-law-reforms or https://www.cleo.on.ca/en/projects/guided-pathways-family-court-forms

Attached is a guide on how to set up a Justice Services Online account, which is required to access the Family Claims Online service. Please share the guide and links to 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 with members of your organization and your clients.

 

Message from the President

I am extremely pleased and excited to be the Hamilton Law Association’s 77th President. Having spent 13 years prior in various roles and positions volunteering with the HLA, it is truly rewarding and fulfilling to now lead the organization for the coming term.

As a solicitor, I acknowledge that some of the membership may not have had a chance to meet me, so please allow me to spend a brief part of this opening article to introduce myself, in the hope that it may set us off on the right path to knowing each other a little better. CONTINUE READING


Mark Giavedoni, President 2019-2020

The Hamilton Law Association

The Association’s affairs are governed by trustees and officers who ensure that Association undertakings are within the mandate and in the best interests of our legal community. The many valued volunteers who are members of the numerous committees within the structure of the HLA strive to represent our membership consistently and effectively. The Anthony Pepe Memorial Law Library, operated within the scope of the HLA, is one of the largest law libraries in Ontario and houses over 30,000 volumes.

The Hamilton Law Association continues to strive to educate and support its membership in the practice of law as well as to advocate for their interests as lawyers...

The staff of the Hamilton Law Association (HLA) Library cannot provide legal advice or research to members of the public directly. The HLA Library is a private library for the use of its members, and members of the Law Society of Upper Canada only. For information on finding legal help in Ontario please try the Bora Laskin Law Library's Guide to Finding Legal Help in Ontario, or to search for a lawyer practising in the Hamilton area try the HLA Find a Lawyer page.

This Web site is not intended to provide legal advice. It is intended to supply general information to our members. The information contained and distributed on this site does not contain any legal opinions and does not necessarily reflect the opinions of the Hamilton Law Association.

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