An Introduction to Family Law in Ontario
If you and your partner cannot resolve your issues on your own, you must think about using an alternative dispute resolution (ADR) or a family dispute resolution process to resolve your issues out of court. Mediation and arbitration are types of ADR.
But you use ADR only if it is suitable for you. If there is a history of family violence or serious mental health or drug abuse issues, ADR might not be right for you.
Sometimes you have to go to court. Even if you start a family law court case, you can still try to resolve your issues out of court.