Free Family Law Information

Focusing on divorce, family law and options to resolve matters out of court

At Family Mediation & Resource Centre, we recognize that for majority of families, court is not the best route to follow.

Our founder, Laura Tarcea, believes “it is important that families be provided information beforehand, at an early, neutral stage of the separation process and before families launch out in a very unfriendly and most often destructive court case.”

This session will be conducted by a family lawyer and will provide a general overview of the areas of law that are relevant to separation and divorce, such as the different rights for married couples versus couples who are not married but live together, the law regarding spousal support, child support and support enforcement.

Our dedicated group recognizes that without knowledge – without first having legal information, on the effects of separation and divorce on adults and children; alternatives to litigation; family law issues; the family court system and local resources and programs, people are committed to a system that they never have wanted in the first place.

For full schedule & to register, please see below which locations are convenient.  

Pickering Library – Central Branch sessions
Whitby Library – Central Branch sessions
Whitby Library – Rossland Branch sessions
Whitby Library – Brooklin Branch sessions

“…adversarial family law system “appeared to encourage couples to become adversaries to a greater degree than they already are….to aggravate relations with the spouse…and to upset and humiliate people” (pp.214-215).” (Ellis, 2014)