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Best Practices for Remote Hearings - eHearings Task Force Report and Checklists - May 13, 2020 

Best Practices and Etiquette for Remote Hearings - Teleconference & Videoconference

A Guide for Self-represented Family Litigants During COVID-19

COVID-19: Scheduling of Family Matters in the Ontario Court of Justice (September 18, 2020)

Notice to the Profession and the Public re: Criminal Trials and Preliminary Inquiries Resuming in the Ontario Court of Justice at Gore Bay, Orillia and Woodstock on September 16, 2020

Notice to the Profession and the Public re: In-Person Family Matters Resuming in the Ontario Court of Justice at Woodstock and Gore Bay on September 16, 2020.

Scheduling of Family Matters in the Ontario Court of Justice (September 11, 2020) Resumption of In-Person Hearings in Stratford and Woodstock Delayed; Gore Bay Deferred

Supplementary Notice to the Profession and Litigants in Civil and Family Matters Including Electronic Filings and Document Sharing (Caselines Pilot) (September 2, 2020)

Notice to Profession: Changes to the Family Law Rules in force August 1 and September 1, 2020

     New Forms: 15 Motion to Change  15A Change Information-Revoked  15B Response to Motion to Change

Notice to the Legal Profession and the Public regarding the process of electronically submitting documents at the Ontario Court of Justice (updated August 10, 2020)

New O. Reg. 431/20: ADMINISTERING OATH OR DECLARATION REMOTELY under Commissioners for Taking Affidavits Act - August 1, 2020   Summary from Ontario's Regulatory Registry

Legal Aid Ontario Updates July 30, 2020:  COVID-19: Ongoing list of supports for lawyers

Mandatory Information Session (MIP) Scheduling (Newmarket) - Effective July 27, 2020

Mandatory Information Session (MIP) Scheduling (Newmarket) - Effective July 27, 2020

NOTICE to the LEGAL PROFESSION and the PUBLIC regarding the use of online claims services - July 6, 2020

COVID-19: Scheduling of Family Matters in the Ontario Court of Justice Addition - July 2, 2020

COVID 19: Reopening Courtrooms July 6, 2020 - from the Government of Ontario


Family Assignment Court Confirmation Form

Family Assignment Court Endorsement Form


There will only be two courtrooms , 401 and 402 available initially, and the distancing and cleaning protocols will restrict their capacity . There is only one small elevator with public access to the fourth floor and this elevator is often out of service.

Dear Family Law Members: The Superior Court Direction dated June 26th has generated a question relating to scheduling a new or fresh motion, in an existing case, which was not scheduled before the closing of the courts. The June 26th  notice does not speak directly to this issue, however,  the "assignment court confirmation” form does, and counsel would complete the form and send it in in the same manner as provided in part II(2) of the June 26 notice. The page number restriction for affidavits will be enforced.

(From George van Hoogenhuize)

“How do we get new first appearance dates?”

Answer: “The filing office is presently working on issuing dates for cases from March 16 to the current date. Notification of dates will be made by way of a phone call or email. For all newly issued applications, the filing office is working on providing the first appearance date when the application is issued. This will commence the week of July 6.” (From George van Hoogenhuize)

Notice to the Profession, Litigants, Accused, Media and Members of the Public (June 25, 2020)

COVID-19: SCHEDULING OF FAMILY MATTERS IN THE ONTARIO COURT OF JUSTICE *This Notice supersedes previously announced notices. Effective Date: June 17, 2020  (Note: Newmarket is UFC)

Government delays Divorce Act amendments coming into force in response to requests from justice partners due to COVID-19 pandemic - June 5, 2020

Consolidated Notice to the Profession, Litigants, Accused Persons, Public and the Media - Effective May 19, 2020

Memorandum UPDATE - Information on Matters to be Heard in the Ontario Superior Court of Justice during the COVID-19 crisis - Effective May 19, 2020

Order of the Chief Justice Adjourning Child Protection Matters SCJ - May 6, 2020

COVID-19 Related Family Law Cases:

Chase v. Chase, 2020 ONSC 5083 (CanLII) - court orders child shall attend school in-person

Edwards v Robinson - urgent motion request - May 11 - case conference ordered

Blythe v Blythe - urgent - May 6 - modification of access

Berube v Berube - urgent - April 24 - access

Peerenboom v. Peerenboom - urgent - April 23 - access, blended families, "household"

Matus v. Gruszczynska - urgent - April 17 - access

Kostyroko v Kostyroko - urgent - April 9 - access

Ivens v Ivens - urgent - April 9 - access

Matour v. Hashemian - deemed urgent - April 6 - access

Children's Aid Society of Toronto v. T.F - not urgent - April 2 - re CAS COVID-19 general policy

J.W. v C.H. (BC) - urgent - April 2 - access - summarizes previous decisions

Mills v Mills - not urgent - April 2 - set trial date

Theis v. Theis - not urgent - April 1 - financial circumstances

Guerin v. Guerin - deemed urgent - March 31 - exclusive possession of matrimonial home

Reitzel v. Reitzel - not urgent - March 31 - access

Scharafanowicz v. DeMerchant - deemed Urgent - March 31 - access

L-A.F. v K.V.S. - "potentially urgent" re home for sale - March 30

Baijnauth v. Baijnauth - urgent - March 30 - finance

Thomas v. Wohleber - deemed urgent - March 30 - finance - definition of "urgent"

Eden v. Eden - not urgent - March 30 - access

Zee v Quon - urgent - March 27 - access

Chrisjohn v Hillier - urgent - March 26 - access

Le v Norris - urgent - March 26 - access

Skuce v Skuce - deemed urgent - March 26 - access

Douglas v Douglas - not urgent - March 25 - access

Ribeiro v Wright, 2020 ONSC 1829 (CanLII) - not urgent - March 24 - access - outline on "urgent" vs "not urgent"

Onuoha v Onuoha - not urgent - March 24 - move children out of country

Jackman v Doyle - deemed urgent - March 20 & March 27 - access

Smith v Sieger - deemed urgent - March 18 - bring student back to Canada

Regional Calendar 2020 - Central East

Daily Court Lists

Family Law Rules on e-Laws

Ontario's Family Law Limited Scope Services Project

Family Duty Counsel Services as of November 18, 2019

How Can I Help the Superior Court Administration Office?

New Rules on "Special Party" definition and Expert Evidence - Effective September 1, 2019

Memorandum Re: Confirmation of Motions - August 13, 2019

Notice to the Profession - Consolidated Practice Direction Concerning Family Law Cases in Central East Region - Amended July 1, 2018

CYFSA Changes tip sheet (from Spring Family Law Lunch)

CYFSA s.98 Endorsement Sheet April 30, 2018

CYFSA Endorsement Sheet (Protection/Status Review Application)

Practice Advisory Re Long Motions Central East Region - Effective June 19, 2017

Tip Sheet - Family Cases

Case Conference Rules and Practice

Settlement Conference Rules and Practice


Trial Scheduling Endorsement Form

Trial Scheduling Endorsement Form - Child Protection 

Family Motion Request form (Current)

Registration of Divorce Proceedings Form

Set up or Update Child Support Online

RULE 39 Request to Waive First Appearance

PUBLIC NOTICE Court Transcripts - Effective June 9, 2014


Justice Laws Website (Canada)

Divorce Act

e-Laws (Ontario)

Child, Youth and Family Services Act

Employment Standards Act

The following links may be of interest to the Family Law Bar in York Region

Pension Forms from the Financial Services Commission of Ontario  http://www.fsco.gov.on.ca/en/pensions/Forms/Pages/default.aspx#Family

Supervised Access Services, York Region   www.socialenterprise.ca/supervised-access-services

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