The Canada Revenue Agency website provides access to online services, forms and publications for individuals and families, businesses, and tax preparers. Create an online account for easy access to personal tax returns and benefits, or subscribe to the electronic mailing list to receive important updates, news, tips and more.
The Canadian Bar Association represents 36,000 lawyers, judges, notaries and law students across Canada. Check-out the CBA Guides for separating or divorcing couples, or use their convenient search tool to locate a CBA member in your area.
The Canadian Law List provides access to a comprehensive list of Canadian lawyers and law firms by general and specialized practice area and location. Click here to search for a family law lawyer or firm in your area.
The Department of Justice: Family Law website provides general information for separating and divorcing couples on the topics of child and spousal support, custody and parenting, and divorce and separation. You can also find information on Family Justice Services in your area, and a listing of Family Law Publications for families and professionals.
Mediation is a form of Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) using a neutral third-party to assist the separating couple in coming to an agreement. If you are considering mediation as an alternative to court, visit the Family Mediation Canada website to find a mediator in your area.
The Federal Child Support Guidelines are a set of rules and tables for determining child support for legally married parents who are divorcing. There are also provincial and territorial guidelines that apply to both married and unmarried parents and are similar to the Federal Guidelines with minor differences. The Federal Child Support Guidelines: Step-by-Step will help you to determine which tables you should be using and provides general information, instructions and worksheets.
Collaborative Practice is a voluntary dispute resolution process in which the parties settle without resorting to litigation. To find collaboratively trained professionals, including lawyers, financial professionals, mental health professionals and more, visit the IACP Member Directory to find professionals in your area.
The Public Legal Education and Information organizations offer information about the laws that are specific to the province or territory in which they operate. For information on the laws in your province or territory, visit the following PLEI websites:
Service Canada provides access to a wide range of government benefits, including Employment Insurance (EI), Old Age Security (OAS) and Canadian Pension Plan (CPP). Create an online account for easy access to your EI, OAS and CPP information.