In order to calculate the table amount of child support, you need to refer to the Federal Child Support Guidelines.

If your case is before the courts in Ontario, the procedural rules of the family court are governed by the Family Law Rules.

Local resources

If you have a court order where one party has supervised access, the supervised access centre in Ottawa can provide this supervision.

St. Paul’s University offers low fee counselling by psychology students.

In an effort to avoid litigation, it’s worthwhile to pursue mediation. You can choose from a list of qualified family law mediators in Ottawa.


If you’re doing any caselaw research, the Canadian Legal Information Institute offers a comprehensive database of Ontario family law cases.

Self Help

The Ministry of the Attorney General has a good overview of the common procedures and steps in family court.

Online software is available (a junior version of the software that lawyers use) that can provide you with a starting point to calculating child support and spousal support.

If you already have an existing child or spousal support order in place, it can be enforced through the Family Responsibility Office (FRO) if the order is registered with them.

In any proceeding, other than an uncontested divorce, you will need to complete a detailed budget and financial statement.

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