What is the Office of the Children’s Lawyer?

The Office of the Children’s Lawyer In this post, we look at the Office of the Children’s Lawyer (OCL), which is a law office in the Ministry of the Attorney General that provides legal services to children and youth who are under the age of 18 in Ontario. While they both represent children and youth…

Teen pregnancy: The Law on Child Support

Jordanhad always thought that the relationship he had with his girlfriend of 2 years, Claire, would last beyond their days in high school. Jordan, a Grade 11 student who just recently turned seventeen, met sixteen year old Claire during a party they both attended through a mutual friend. As their relationship got more serious, they…

Teen Pregnancy – Part Two (non-medical decisions)

Kiran and her boyfriend Rick are fifteen years old and in grade ten.  They have been dating for several months and spend most of their time together.  They care about each other and trust each other very much.  A few months into their relationship, Kiran and Rick felt ready to begin having a sexually intimate…

Children and Divorce

by JFCY volunteer Ouran Li and JFCY lawyers Scenario Charles Cheenie and Brookie Mules have divorced and have two children from their marriage, both under the age of 18. Charlie has more money than Brookie but has a history of drug addiction and infidelity. The Court has to decide with whom the children of marriage…