Children and families

  • A New Day is a program that teaches men new ways to improve their relationships with their partners and families. It is designed to be…
  • Custody and access refers to an arrangement determining which parents raise and have access to a children after divorce or separation.
  • Financial obligations to the children of a relationship continue after the relationship ends, and are determined by your custody and access arrangement.
  • The Children's Lawyer is located in the Office of the Public Trustee, and represents children involved with Child and Family services, as well as those…
  • If you are married or in a common-law relationship, certain laws apply when you separate and no longer live together as a couple. Under these…
  • Family Information Liaison Units (FILUs) help families of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls find information about what happened to their loved ones. Staff…
  • A comprehensive and easy to understand guide to marriage, divorce, child support, and other family matters in the Northwest Territories.
  • The Family Law Mediation program is a voluntary free service (up to 9 hours) that can help parents who are separating or divorcing to agree…
  • From a legal standpoint, marriage is a contract establishing rights and obligations of two individuals forming a couple to each other, to their children, and…
  • Living apart can have a serious effect on you and your children. Attending a free half-day Parenting After Separation workshop can help make the transition…
  • When you separate or divorce, sometimes one spouse may have to pay financial support to the other. This is called spousal support, and is paid…
The Community Justice and Policing Division offers services to victims that can assist you in dealing with the emotional and…
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