Family law

Family law

Learn about divorce and separation, custody and parenting, child support and spousal support, enforcing support and resolving enforcement issues. Access tools to help you to locate family justice services near you, calculate child support amounts, and develop a parenting plan.

Services and information

Child support

Calculate child support and get help using the Federal Child Support Guidelines.

Divorce and separation

Learn more about divorce and separation including who can divorce in Canada, grounds for a divorce and how to apply.

Enforcing child or spousal support

Find information for those paying or receiving child or spousal support, including resolving enforcement issues and enforcing support orders between provinces, territories and countries.

Family justice services

Access the online inventory of provincial and territorial government family justice services that may be able to help you with issues and that may help resolve issues without going to court.

Custody and parenting

Learn how to create your own parenting plan, and find tools to help your kids deal with separation or divorce.

Spousal support

Find information on how spousal support rules are applied in Canada and access the Spousal Support Advisory Guidelines, a tool used by professionals to help calculate spousal support.

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