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Resource Centre

Welcome to Berman Barristers’ FREE Resource Centre! It is one of the richest sources for separation and divorce information in Ontario, filled with books, guides, reports, and much more to get you the information you need whether you're negotiating the terms of a Separation Agreement or thinking about divorce, and everything in between.

SEPARATION
Separating From Your Spouse 101: The Book

Authored by Founder and Family Law Lawyer Robert Berman, this book tells you everything you need to know about separating from your spouse and the secrets to an affordable divorce.

12 Things Everyone Wants to Know When They Separate

Answers questions people have when they're contemplating or in the process of separating from their spouse.

Families Change: A Kids' Guide to Separation and Divorce

A website created by the government of British Columbia that is geared toward helping children understand separation/divorce.

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DIVORCE
Divorcing in Ontario FAQs

Answers the most frequently asked questions about getting divorced in Ontario.

Divorce Questionnaire

A Questionnaire designed to help you focus your attention on the issues that may arise as a result of the breakdown of your marriage.

Types of Divorce Applications

Helps you decide which type of Divorce Application is right for you.

Divorce Act

Deals with divorce as well as claims for child and spousal support, and custody and access.

CHILD CUSTODY
Information for Kids About Separation and Divorce

A booklet by the Department of Justice that was written for children to read about separation and divorce.

The Office of the Children's Lawyer

The Office of the Children's Lawyer can act on behalf of children. They can be involved in all aspects relating to custody, access, and children protection disputes. The Office can also advocate for children with respect to their personal and property rights.

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CHILD SUPPORT
Child Support Guidelines

Federal Guidelines which set out the amount of child support that must be paid based on income and the number of children.

Child Support Guidelines (Ontario)

These Ontario Guidelines are essentially the same as the Federal Guidelines except they apply to unmarried spouses or married spouses who aren't seeking a divorce.

Simplified Tables for Ontario for 1-4 Children

The Guideline Tables are presented by Province and Territory of residence to reflect differences in tax rates.

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SPOUSAL SUPPORT
Spousal Support Advisory Guidelines

A tool to assist in determining the amount and duration of spousal support.

Tax Deductions for Support Payments

This guide is for people who have made or received support payments under a court order or a written agreement.

COURT
List of Ontario Court AddressesNEW

A link to the Ministry of the Attorney General's website which allows you to search court locations by municipality and type of court office.

The Do-it-Yourself Guide to the Family Courts

A book written by, Founder & Family Law Lawyer, Robert Berman which takes you through each of the important steps in the Ontario Family Courts. It also gives you practical tips for your day in court.

The Supreme Court of Canada

Handles a variety of cases and has extensive online legal information.

RULES/LAWS
The Top 10 Family Law Rules

The 10 most important procedural rules when going through the Family Court Process in Ontario.

What You Should Know About Family Law in Ontario

What you should know about Family Law, your legal rights and obligations, and finding more information.

Family Law Rules

Set out the procedure to be followed in all Family Law cases on Ontario.

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ADDITIONAL RESOURCES
The Family Responsibility Office

Helps people meet their child and spousal support responsibilities.

Parental Alienation and Hostile Aggressive Parenting Awareness

Educates the public about the effects of alienating behaviours and how they can harm children.

Same-Sex Marriages in Ontario

Seeks access to equal and civil marriage for same-sex couples.

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