New unified family courts

New unified family courts

The Ministry of the Attorney General has announced eight new Unified Family Court (UFC) locations that went into operation on May 13, 2019.

These locations are:

  • Belleville
  • Cayuga
  • Kitchener
  • Pembroke
  • Picton
  • Simcoe
  • St. Thomas

Twelve judges have been onboarded to sit in these eight locations.

In a Unified Family Court, the court hears all family law matters, including divorce, division of property, child and spousal support, custody and access, adoption, and child protection applications. When the court is not unified, family law matters are divided between the Ontario Court of Justice and the Superior Court of Justice.

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