Description (Service) COVID19 Legal Aid Ontario has suspended all in-person advice at Family Law Information Centres (FLIC) and Family Law Service Centre (FLSC)  
* Ontario Superior Court of Justice will only be hearing matters that are deemed urgent in nature.  
* Protocols will be established to have matters filed electronically at the courthouse and hearings to take place by either video or teleconference depending on local availability.  
* Clients can access family advice counsel services over the telephone in the Central East District via new toll free line 1-888-616-0119 ext.18 and in the alternative will also be directed to contact the Client Service Centre (Summary Legal Advice – Family) at 1-800-668-8258  
A free service staffed by family mediators of Four Counties Family Mediation.  
* Staff provide information on issues related to separation or divorce, the Court process, child welfare and child protection matters, mediation, and other community services.  
* Brief family mediation is provided on-site free of charge. 
* Mediation is a voluntary method of resolving disagreements arising out of separation or divorce, including parenting plans for the children, child support, spousal support and division of property. Mediation is a cooperative alternative or complement to the Court process and has the potential benefits of saving time, money and reducing conflict and preserving relationships. 
* Free Mandatory Information Program seminars are offered several times a month in Peterborough, Lindsay, and Cobourg to educate couples on how to reduce conflict during separation and divorce, the benefits of mediation and guidance on the legal and Court process. Note that these seminars are now mandatory for couples involved in a court process involving separation or divorce.
Service Details
Hours Mon, Tue, Wed 9 am-3 pm
Dates All Year
Areas Served Haliburton County ; Kawartha Lakes ; Northumberland County ; Peterborough (County of)
Eligibility No restrictions
Application Call for information
Languages English
Fees Service ; Service ; No fee for brief onsite family mediation, mandatory information program seminars, consultation. * Fee assistance available for longer mediations and start at $5 per hour; assistance is provided by Ministry of the Attorney General. * Fee assistance available for Longer mediations ; assistance is provided by Ministry of the Attorney General.
Address and Location
Site Location Lindsay Court House
Located In Community Lindsay
Address & Map
440 Kent St W
Lindsay, ON K9V 2A8
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Intersection Kent St W - Hwy 35
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Contact Information
Office Phone 705-324-1400 ext 413
Toll Free Phone 1-888-605-1393
Fax 705-748-4149
Primary Contact Brenda Kotras, Family Law Information Co-ordinator/Mediator
Alternate Contact Alicia Thibadeau, Mediation Program Co-ordinator; Phone: (Business) 705-760-9603
Primary Executive David Tonge, Executive Director; Phone: (Business) 705-760-9603
Mailing Address 349A George St N, Suite 205 
Peterborough, ON K9H 3P9

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