Family lawyers have an important role in settling family law disputes, both in and out of court. Most family law cases are settled out of court, even where lawyers are involved.

A family lawyer can:

  • Help you negotiate a fair outcome
  • Help you reach a formal agreement
  • Advocate on your behalf
  • Provide legal advice so you understand your rights and responsibilities, and
  • Help you if you do need to go to court

You can find a suitable lawyer who specializes in family law through:

  • Referrals from friends, community organizations or advocates
  • Legal Service Society’s Legal help page, and
  • Canadian Bar Association’s Lawyer Referral Service where you can be set up with a lawyer and receive 30 minutes of legal consultation for $25 plus taxes