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Yukon Family Law Information Centre

Year: 
2007
Description: 

Yukon Department of Justice's courthouse centre offering legal information to self-represented litigants with family law issues.

Status: 

Permanent implementation

Jurisdiction: 

Yukon

Body Responsible: 

Yukon Department of Justice

Timeline: 

 

November 2007 FLIC opened

 

Development: 

The FLIC was opened on November 30, 2007 by the Yukon Department of Justice, after conducting a feasibility study in 2004 and 2005.

Purpose: 

To facilitate Yukoners' ability to access justice by providing information about family law procedures and allow matters to be resolved faster.

Description of Reforms: 

The FLIC is accessible to all self-represented litigants in family law matters, and provides information about "filing for divorce and child support guidelines as well as referral information about other family law matters including adoption, adult guardianship, family violence, Maintenance Enforcement Program (MEP), and family law court procedures." (Website) It does not provide legal advice or representation.

Resources include the website, a resource centre in the Whitehorse Law Courts Building, and a Yukon-wide toll free helpline.

Services offered:

  • information on family law
  • various publications on family law matters, including self-help guides
  • calculation of child support, spousal support and the standard of living test
  • some help with completing court forms
  • computers for public use to research family law matters and to access and prepare court forms
  • notarization of court forms
  • referrals to other organizations and agencies
  • lending library of books and videos on family law issues

Revision History:
This summary was last reviewed in Jul 31, 2012:custom:F, Jul 31, 2012:custom:Y.