Legal Aid Ontario clarifies policy for inmates seeking family law services

Incarcerated persons may apply for all family law services offered by Legal Aid Ontario

Legal Aid Ontario clarifies policy for inmates seeking family law services

Incarcerated persons may apply for all the family law services offered by Legal Aid Ontario, subject to fulfilling the requirements for legal and financial eligibility. 

Legal Aid Ontario recently clarified its policy for imprisoned clients seeking help with family law issues, as stated in its website. The clarification had been made in response to client feedback. 

The legal aid program only covers specific family law matters, including domestic abuse, custody, support and access. To qualify for legal aid, one must also meet specific financial requirements because the program is committed to helping low-income Ontarians. 

Individuals incarcerated in jails or detention centres may seek help via a legal aid worker, and may fill a request form for legal aid services.

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