Porte 33 – Free legal clinics on family law matters

Porte 33

Referring to Article 33 of Quebec’s Civil Code, the project aims to offer legal and psychosocial resources, focusing on the child’s best interests, to families experiencing a separation. The project’s objective is twofold: to improve access to family justice and to mitigate the impact of separation in the child’s life.

See our ELECTRONIC BOOK, where you will undoubtedly find answers to your questions.

Financially supported by the Notarial Studies Fund of the Chambre des notaires du Québec.

Thank you to our valued partners: :  Fédération des associations de familles monoparentales et recomposées du Québec (FAFMRQ) and Fédération québécoise des organismes communautaires Famille (FQOCF).


Porte 33 clinics by videoconference allow you to answer your questions about family separation.

These 45-minute remote meetings will allow you to speak simultaneously to a volunteer lawyer or notary and a Family Centre worker.

Find answers to your questions about :

  • Family law and the legal process*;
  • Resources available to you and your child ;
  • Ways to accompany your child through the separation.

In the meantime, we recommend that you consult Porte 33’s e-book.

The meetings are currently full, new time slots will be available in December 2023.

*The mission of our Porte 33 project is to provide parents experiencing separation with legal and psychosocial resources in the best interests of their children. Our services are offered exclusively to parents.

*Please note that the lawyer or notary will not give any legal advice.


This e-book is another step in the Porte 33 project, an initiative of Justice Pro Bono, which sheds light on the right of children to have decisions affecting them made in their best interests and with respect for their rights.

The e-book addresses five main themes: break-up and co-parenting, steps to take in a difficult situation, children, asset sharing and finances. available free of charge to all Quebecers, this document is intended to be a visual, simple and interactive tool. Several organizations and experts contributed to its drafting, including the Barreau du Québec, the Chambre des notaires du Québec, Éducaloi and the Association de médiation familiale du Québec.

To consult the e-book: Porte 33 ebook

To download the PDF: Porte 33 ebook