Resources - American Sign Language (ASL)
This booklet sets out the rights of a person who is stopped, questioned, searched, arrested, or detained by the police. It also explains when the police can enter or search someone's home.
This resource gives an overview of some of the most important aspects of the Residential Tenancies Act. Topics covered include rent increases, deposits and other charges, repairs and maintenance, discrimination, privacy, moving out, and eviction.
If you or your partner came to Canada from another country, you may face both family law and immigration challenges when your relationship ends. This resource covers these topics:
- 1. Rights in Family Court
- 2. Relationship breakdown and immigration concerns
- 3. Refugees and persons needing protection
- 4. No legal status
- 5. Humanitarian and Compassionate (H and C) application
- 6. Domestic violence and abuse
- 7. Other family law issues for immigrant women
Family Law Education for Women (FLEW) is a coalition of organizations who have come to gether to ensure all women in Ontario the right to access public family law to resolve their family law disputes. They have produced a number of Family Law videos in American Sign Language (ASL) including the following titles:
- Understanding The Children's Aid Society Process (ASL)
- What To Expect When Charges Are Laid In A Domestic Dispute (ASL)
- Working with your Lawyer: ASL Alternative Dispute Resolution and Family Law: ASL
- Child Protection and Family Law: ASL
- Child Support: ASL
- Criminal and Family Law: ASL
- Child Custody and Access: ASL
- Domestic Contracts: ASL
- Family Law Arbitration: ASL
- Family Law Issues for Immigrant, Refugee and Non-Status Women
- Finding Help with your Family Law Problem: ASL
- How Property is Divided in Family Law: ASL
- Marriage and Divorce: ASL
- Spousal Support: ASL
This booklet explains alternative dispute resolution (ADR) and when to use it in dealing with family law issues. There are sections describing the four kinds of ADR: negotiation, mediation, arbitration, and collaborative family law. The English version of this publication in Braille is available from the Family Law Education for Women website by order only.
This booklet focuses on the arrangements for the care of their children that parents must make when they separate or do not live together. It describes different types of arrangements and explains how courts decide issues of custody and access. There is also information on moving with the children, travelling with the children, and preventing child abduction. The English version of this publication is also available in large print, braille, and audio from the Family Law Education for Women (FLEW) web site.
This booklet explains the role of child welfare agencies in Ontario. It describes the powers and duties of these agencies, often called Children's Aid Societies (CAS), and how a child in need of protection may come to the attention of a CAS. The English version of this publication is also available in large print, braille, and audio, from the Family Law Education for Women (FLEW) web site.
This booklet answers questions about children's rights to financial support from their parents. It explains who must pay child support, how to get it, how the court decides on the amount, how support orders are enforced, and what happens if a parent does not pay. The English version of this publication is also available in large print, braille, and audio from the Family Law Education for Women (FLEW) web site.
This booklet deals with stalking, assault, and sexual assault. It explains that these kinds of abuse are against the law in Canada and describes how the law can help women who experience this kind of abuse. There is information on restraining orders, exclusive possession of the family home, terms of release, and peace bonds. The English version of this publication is also available in large print, braille, and audio from the Family Law Education for Women (FLEW) web site.
This booklet looks at cohabitation agreements, marriage contracts, and separation agreements, and explains the court's role in enforcing these types of domestic contracts. The English version of this publication is also available in large print and braille from the Family Law Education for Women (FLEW) web site.