Children and families

  • 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.
  • 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…
  • The Department of Justice is seeking to fund community organizations to deliver community based Men’s Healing programs throughout the NWT. The principles of the Men’s…
  • The Family Law Mediation program is a voluntary free service (up to 9 hours). It can help parents, guardians and other people who have an…
  • Living apart can have a serious effect on you and your children. Attending a free half-day Parenting After Separation workshop can help parents plan and…
  • 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…
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