Life events

  • The first few days after you get arrested can be a very confusing time. You're dealing with the RCMP, lawyers, judges, and maybe even staff…
  • The Coroner Service is responsible for the investigation of all sudden and unexpected deaths in the Northwest Territories.
  • Dealing with death is difficult enough without worrying about all the procedures involved. This page provides you with a brief overview of the legal steps…
  • 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…
  • In certain situations, the Public Trustee will manage a deceased person's estate. An estate is what a person owns, such as money, life insurance, land,…
  • Evictions happen when a rental tenancy has ended, but the tenant has not moved out. There is no need for an eviction if the tenant…
  • If you are a victim or were at the scene of a crime, you may be required to testify in court to help establish the facts of the crime.
  • If you are arrested for a serious offense, you will have to go to court to face the charges brought against you.
  • The following is a listing of telephone services available to assist you, organized according to the type of support provided. All services listed on this…
  • 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…
  • A power of attorney is a legal planning document that enables another person to manage your finances for you. Unlike a will, power of attorney…
  • Under the Public Trustee Act, any money, excluding wages and salaries, payable to a child under the age of nineteen are to be held in…
  • The Public Trustee is appointed as trustee of an individual's estate when: a doctor decides that a person is incapable of handling their own affairs;…
  • The Community Justice and Policing Division offers services to victims that can assist you in dealing with the emotional and physical consequences of crime, and…
A complete alphabetical listing of the consolidated territorial Acts and associated regulations.
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