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Association of Family and Conciliation Courts, Ontario Chapter


Family law, family justice system, adjudication, mediation, public legal information


This Report summarizes research about justice system responses to family disputes, makes recommendations for government action based on that empirical evidence, and identifies some as yet unanswered system design questions requiring further study. This document is provocative as it is premised on a realistic appreciation of the nature of family disputes and the limits of government action, especially in the present fiscal environment, and the fact that there are issues related to family justice that research has not adequately addressed and hence development of public policy must be undertaken in the face of uncertainty.


Commissioned by the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts, Ontario Chapter.

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