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What is Legal Aid Ontario?

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Legal Aid Ontario (LAO) provides a wide range of legal assistance for low-income people. LAO has special family law services for people experiencing domestic violence, regardless of immigration status. Eligibility criteria for some of LAO’s services are different for people

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Is mediation a good way to resolve a family law dispute?

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Mediation is one form of alternative dispute resolution (ADR) that women may be encouraged to use during their family court process. In recent years, there has been an increasing emphasis on the use of ADR to resolve family law differences

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Recent case: Alternative dispute resolution and arbitrator bias

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McClintock v Karam 2015 ONSC 1024: The parties in this case had signed an agreement that they would refer any custody and access conflicts they could not resolve on their own to mediation/arbitration. This is a process in which the

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Can a woman get a legal aid certificate for mediation?

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UPDATED June 2017: Legal Aid Ontario has recently begun providing independent legal advice (ILA) certificates to support eligible clients who are engaged in family court mediation. When one of the clients is financially eligible, their former may also be eligible

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