Do you need help paying fees in your civil, small claims, or family law matter?
People who cannot afford these fees because of a low income, can ask the court for a fee waiver.
CLEO has a new Guided Pathway to help you fill out a form to request a court fee waiver. The court will look at your financial situation to decide if you qualify. Most people are eligible for a fee waiver if:
- their total household income is low
- most of their income is from social assistance or other benefits
- their lawyer is being paid by a legal aid certificate
Get more information and access the fee waiver request form on the Steps to Justice website: https://stepstojustice.ca/guided-pathways/family-law-requesting-a-fee-waiver/