NWT Parenting After Separation workshops

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 make positive choices during separation or divorce.

Participants will learn about:

  • the legal process and legal issues, such as custody, access and child support;
  • options to resolve family law disputes such as mediation, negotiation by lawyers or Court;
  • the impact of separation on you and your children;
  • how to communicate well with your children and ex-partner;
  • how to reduce high conflict;
  • what your children need and how to help them through the separation/divorce process;
  • signs of when children may need help for more serious problems;
  • resources that can help you and your children;
  • how a parenting plan can help you;
  • setting personal boundaries;
  • how to plan for your new situation; and
  • introducing a new partner.

It is open to any adult who wants to learn more about parenting after separation or divorce.

In certain situations, you may have to prove to the Court that you have taken the workshop before you can apply for court orders in your case. You may also choose to voluntarily take the course.

We have found that this course helps to prepare clients for mediation. They learn about different issues that can come up and ways to resolve them so they can make informed decisions for their families’ future.

At the end of the workshop, participants will get a certificate to prove that they have attended.

The workshop does not provide lawyers or legal services. If you are involved in a family law matter you may wish to seek legal advice.

A team represented by Renée Fougère Law facilitates all workshops on behalf of the GNWT.

To register for a workshop

Workshops run from 9 AM to 1PM. To register for workshops, dial 1-877-776-2838 (toll free) or email pasregistration@gov.nt.ca.The deadline to register is 24 hours before a workshop. You may register for a future session at any time.

Upcoming workshops

Date Community
Friday, April 12, 2024 Webinar
Saturday, April 13, 2024 Webinar
Friday, April 26, 2024 Webinar
Saturday, May 11, 2024 Webinar
Friday, May 17, 2024 Webinar
Friday, May 31, 2024 Webinar
Friday, June 14, 2024 Webinar
Saturday, June 15, 2024 Webinar
Friday, June 28, 2024 Webinar
Friday, July 12, 2024 Webinar
Friday, July 26, 2024 Webinar
Saturday, July 27, 2024 Webinar
Friday, August 9, 2024 Webinar
Friday, August 16, 2024 Webinar
Saturday, August 17, 2024 Webinar

Representing yourself in court

The Canadian Judicial Council has created a Family Law Handbook that contains a wealth of information on family law in Canada. The information is provided in an easy to understand format, with various worksheets, useful tips, explanations of legal terms and concrete examples to guide litigants throughout the legal process. To access the handbook, follow this link.

To learn more about Parenting After Separation, please read our brochure.

For general program information, please contact:

Janet Sibbeston
Specialized Courts and Alternative Resolution Program Advisor
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