Mandatory Information Program (MIP)The Mandatory Information Program (session) is designed to help you understand how family law works, the options you have and how you might reduce the emotional and financial costs associated with separation or divorce. Presented by a lawyer and family mediator or parent educator, this 2 hour session will provide general legal information and will include the following:
- The impact of separation on parents and children
- Ways to reduce the emotional and financial costs of separation
- Introduction to family law
- Overview of the court process
- Alternatives such as mediation, arbitration and collaborative family law
The free session also includes a short question and answer period and resource materials / referrals. Note: Sessions offer general legal information only and legal advice will NOT be provided. No two parties involved in the same dispute will attend the same session.
When and WhereThe MIP is available free of charge to anyone who wishes to attend. It is mandatory for anyone who has started or been served with a family law court proceeding and for those who are not court could attend as well so that they can make informed decision. Mandatory Information Programs (MIPs) are available at family court locations across Ontario. The sessions are held on-site in the courthouse and at another site in the evening.
Seating is limited. Registration is required. Sessions will include litigants from the OCJ and the SCJ.
MIP evening sessions are offered twice a month from 6 to 8 p.m.
November & December 2017 Evening Schedule: Tuesday, November 14
Tuesday, November 28
Monday, December 11
Tuesday, December 19
Brampton Mandatory Program Schedule - November & December 2017 from 3 to 5 p.m.
Wednesday, November 1 - Respondent
Thursday, November 2 - Applicant
Wednesday, November 8 - Respondent
Thursday, November 9 - Applicant
Wednesday, November 15 - Respondent
Thursday, November 16 - Applicant
Wednesday, November 22 - Respondent
Thursday, November 23 - Applicant
Wednesday, November 29 - Respondent Thursday, November 30 - Applicant
Wednesday, December 6 - Respondent
Thursday, December 7 - Applicant
Wednesday, December 13 - Respondent
Thursday, December 14 - Applicant
Wednesday, December 20 - Respondent
Thursday, December 21 - Applicant
Orangeville MIP afternoon sessions take place twice a month from 2 to 4 p.m.
Orangeville November & December 2017 Afternoon Schedule: Tuesday, November 14
Thursday, November 16
Tuesday, December 5
Thursday, December 7
Specific location provided upon registration.3h>
For more information, registration or reschedule an assigned date, drop by to talk to our MIP coordinator at the FLIC office or call 905-453-7795.