Family Law

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FAQ section of our website.

Video – How to Conduct Yourself in Court

Manitoba Courts Video: What to Expect When Attending Court: http://www.manitobacourts.mb.ca/video-library/#Attending_Court

For legal information or a referral to a lawyer contact our Law Phone-In & Lawyer Referral Program.

For more publications about family law,  visit our Publications Section.

Family Law Fact Sheets (2021)

Child Support

Parenting Arrangements

Separation and Divorce

Spousal Support

French Fact Sheets (2021)

Arrangements parentaux 

Pensions alimentaires pour enfants

La séparation et le divorce

Prestation alimentaire matrimoniale

The following links to resources may also be helpful:

Child Support

Maintenance Enforcement

As of July 1, 2019, the Maintenance Enforcement Program (MEP) can review whether or not maintenance for an adult child should continue to be enforced. MEP can stop enforcement, unless the child is not able to live independently because of illness, disability or attending school. Submit the form: Request for Child Support Enforcement Eligibility Review

For more information: https://www.gov.mb.ca/justice/courts/mep/payors.html

Manitoba Courts Videos

Variation of a Child Support Order

http://www.manitobacourts.mb.ca/video-library/#VaryCS

Suspending a Child Support Order

http://www.manitobacourts.mb.ca/video-library/#SuspendCS

Child Support Guidelines
Information, tables and calculators are available on the Justice Canada site.

Video – Child Support

Divorce – Uncontested

We’ve included sections from our Uncontested Divorce Guide:

If you would like to order our Uncontested Divorce Guide, contact us. The cost is $30. You can also pay by PayPal at: https://www.communitylegal.mb.ca/publications-store/

You may also want to view Manitoba Courts videos:

How to fill out a petition or petition for divorce

http://www.manitobacourts.mb.ca/video-library/#Petition

Uncontested Affidavit Divorce

http://www.manitobacourts.mb.ca/video-library/

Enforcing Family Law Court Orders

Guide to Enforcing Family Court Orders(2021)

Grandparent Access

The Grandparents and Family Access brochure is available on the Manitoba Families Website.

Video – Grandparents’ Access Rights

Parenting

Video – Parenting Arrangements

Parenting Plans

Justice Canada has on-line publications dealing with parenting plans.

Parenting Plans

Property Division

Video – Division of Family Property

Protection Orders

Community Legal Education Association has a publication called: Court Orders for Your Protection

The Manitoba Courts have information about Setting Aside, Varying and Revoking a Protection Order  How to Set Aside/Vary/Revoke a Protection Order

Single Parents

Take a look at our publication Legal Tips for Single Parents

Spousal Support

Video – Spousal Support