Helpful Links, Publications and Resources

Family Proceedings

Divorce and Separation

Public Legal Information Association of NL – Family Law Publications

Department of Justice and Public Safety

Family Justice Services – The Family Justice Services (FJS) Division of the Department of Justice and Public Safety assists families in resolving separation and divorce issues.

My Parents Live Apart...What Now? A website for children and youth living in Newfoundland and Labrador who are dealing with parental separation and divorce.

Divorce and Separation: Where to Start? This video guides families going through divorce or separation to a range of free family justice tools and products available on the Justice Canada website at http://www.canada.ca/family-law.

Families Change - NL - Helping kids, teens and parents deal with a family break up.

Voice of the Child of Divorce (Video) - "Dear Mom & Dad" was written by Monica Epperson, founder of The Child of Divorce. Monica experienced five divorces during her childhood and started The Child of Divorce to provide resources to children who are experiencing hurtful ramifications due to divorce.

Children and Divorce (Video) - A 6 year old gives her mom a wake up call after her parents have been divorced.

Information about Child Support and Spousal Support

Family Justice Services – The Family Justice Services (FJS) Division of the Department of Justice and Public Safety assists families in resolving parenting and child support issues.

Support Enforcement Program – The Support Enforcement Division performs a number of services related to the collection and distribution of court-ordered funds for support, maintenance or alimony. The authority for the establishment of the agency lies under the Support Orders Enforcement Act, 2006.

Supreme Court Website – Child Support

Supreme Court Website – Spousal Support

Self-Help Kits (Family Proceedings)

Federal Child Support Guidelines

Information about Parenting (Custody and Access)

Family Justice Services – The Family Justice Services (FJS) Division of the Department of Justice and Public Safety assists families in resolving custody and access issues.

Supreme Court Website

Self-Help Kits (Family Proceedings)

Public Legal Information Association of NL – Family Law Publications

Family Violence

Supreme Court Website

Emergency Protection Orders

Provincial Court – Peace Bond Hearings

Department of Justice and Public Safety – Victim Services

Department of Justice and Public Safety – Violence Prevention Initiative

Public Legal Information Association of NL – Family Violence: Getting Help

General

Legislation and Forms

Canadian Bar Association Legal Health Checks

FAQ's

Glossary of Family Law Terms

The National Self-Represented Litigants Study (Macfarlane, 2013)

National Database of Professionals Assisting SRLs This growing National Database contains the names of dozens of lawyers (as well as paralegals, and other professionals offering therapeutic support and assistance) who are willing to offer SRLs affordable assistance, primarily in the form of unbundled legal or limited scope services.  You can also view a video that promotes the database.

The Advocate for Children and Youth Office is an Independent Statutory office of the House of Assembly of Newfoundland and Labrador. This office has the authority to represent the rights, interests and viewpoints of children and youth who are entitled to receive services and access programs provided by the government of this province.

The Women’s Policy Office is the central agency within the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador that supports the development of programs and policies to advance the status of women in the province.

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Estate (Probate) and Guardianship Proceedings

Supreme Court Website – Wills, Estates and Guardianships

Office of the Public Trustee

Public Legal Information Association of NL – Planning Ahead Publications

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Court of Appeal

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Civil Proceedings

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Criminal Proceedings

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Youth Proceedings

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