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A Woman's Guide to Custody, Access and Support of Dependent Children

This guide gives information about legal issues related to child custody, access, and child support and answers questions that might arise. The guide also includes a checklist to use when hiring and consulting with a lawyer, a list of legal terms and their meanings, and a list of resources available for further help. This resource is applicable to all of Ontario but the referral information is for the Kitchener-Waterloo and Cambridge area. The following topics are included in the table of contents:

  • Custody and Access in Case of Separation or Divorce
  • Written and Verbal Agreements
  • What are Custody and Access Rights of Parents and Children
  • Custody Agreements
  • Access
  • Separation Agreements
  • Mediation
  • Child Support
  • Family Responsibility Office
  • The Law, Lawyers and Legal Aid
  • Finding Your Way Around the Court House
  • Custody and Access When a Child Protection Agency Is Involved
  • Information That May Be Helpful When Meeting With Your Lawyer
  • List of Legal Terms
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