Family Law in the NWT
The NWT Justice Department has published a Family Law Manual that reviews your rights and responsibilities within a family setting. The book provides an overview on Separation and Divorce, Child Custody, Child Abuse and Family Violence, as well as more information on such things as Adoption and the role of Lawyers within family law.
To download a PDF version of Family Law in the NWT, Click Here.
Custody and Access
The Justice Department of NWT has published a brochure on Child Custody and Access. Click here to view/download a PDF version.
Family Mediation Program
Mediation is an alternative to court. It offers a cooperative approach to solving legal problems. The Family Mediation program is a free service that can help people who are separating or divorcing to agree about:
- where their children will live
- how they will continue to be good parents
- financial support
- property division
Posters and brochures can be read or printed directly from your computer:
To talk privately about how a mediator can help you, call 1-866-217-8923. Translation is available in your language.
The Federal Government's Department of Justice has information online for families coping with separation and divorce. You can find this information on their web page, titled "The Supporting Families Experiencing Separation and Divorce Initiative".
Lawyers in Family Law
The information contained on this site and others is for general information only and does not constitute legal advice. The following lawyers are practicing family law in the Northwest Territories and are able to provide legal advice and counsel.
NOTE: This is not a free service. If you are in need of legal assistance and cannot afford a lawyer, please contact your local Legal Services office.
Duchene, Andre J. Bowen Island, BC
Allison, Kenneth Yellowknife, NT
Matte, J.J. Rock Fort Simpson, NT
Keenan Bengts, Elaine T. Yellowknife, NT
Scott, James R. Edmonton, AB
Nightingale, Margo L. Yellowknife, NT
MacPherson, Sheila M. Yellowknife, NT
McIlmoyle, Betty-Lou A. Yellowknife, NT
Olson, D. Jane Saskatoon, SK