The First Step in Your Case: The MIP Session

Understanding the Ontario Divorce Process

The MIP, or Mandatory Information Program, is intended as a first step for family court parties who have contested issues. It is a two-hour session that provides attendees with information about the family court system and process, local community resources and programs, common issues facing family law litigants, alternatives to litigation, and the effects of separation and divorce on the parties and their children. In general, the MIP helps encourage parties to settle where possible. The session usually takes place in the same court in which the application was filed. Both spouses must attend their MIP sessions before the matter can come before a judge, but the parties do not attend the MIP session together—it is not a mediation session. You and your partner will be given separate MIP dates.

When the Applicant files the application in court, the clerk will give the Applicant two Notices: one of their MIP date and one for the Respondent indicating the Respondent’s MIP date. The Applicant must provide that MIP Notice to the Respondent. If you are the Respondent in your proceeding and you are concerned for your safety, and do not want your partner to know your MIP date and location, you can reschedule your MIP session.

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