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 Where
The 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.
Specific location provided upon registration.
For more information, registration or reschedule an assigned date, drop by to talk to our MIP coordinator at the FLIC office
for more information or call 905-453-7795.
Seating is limited. Registration is required. Sessions will include litigants from the OCJ and the SCJ.
Click here for additional MIP information from the Ministry of the Attorney General Family Justice Services.