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Family Justice

Family Law

 

Family Law in Manitoba - 2014 Public Information Booklet
This site contains the Family Law in Manitoba, 2014 public information booklet. The booklet provides a wealth of information on family law and the legal system in Manitoba for anyone who wants or needs to know about it. Topics covered include marriage, separation and divorce, custody, support, adoption, change of name, death in the family, unmarried relationships, and more. It is important to understand that this site provides general information only. How the law affects any person will depend on the facts of each case. Also, family law changes from time to time as both federal and provincial governments make new laws (legislation: acts and regulations) and the courts make decisions in cases that affect the law (the common law).

Child Support Recalculation Service
Manitoba Justice offers a Child Support Recalculation Service for parents who want their child support order recalculated based on updated financial information. This means the amount of child support ordered by the court may be reviewed annually or bi-annually and changed if there is a change in the income of the person ordered to pay support. The Recalculation Service Office will give parents information about the court application process to have an order enrolled with the service. For more information, contact your nearest court office or Manitoba Justice, Child Support Recalculation Service Office, Room 201 - 373 Broadway, Winnipeg, Manitoba, R3C 4S4, Telephone: (204) 945-2293, toll-free at 1-800-282-8069 (ext. 2293), e-mail CSRS@gov.mb.ca.

Grandparent and Family Access - Dealing with Child Access Issues
This pamphlet provides information about services that can help families find solutions to child access issues, the laws that apply to grandparent and other access requests, court processes that can help parties reach agreement and services to assess children's needs.

Common-Law Partners' Registry and Property Laws took effect June 30, 2004
Since June 30, 2004, common-law partners have been able to register their relationship with Vital Statistics. New property laws that took effect the same day give common-law partners (who have lived together for a certain period of time or registered their relationship with Vital Statistics) the same rights that married couples have to family property on separation or death of a partner.

Changing or Varying a Child Support Order in Manitoba
Are you seeking to change a Child Support Order in Manitoba? There is a guide now available to help you to apply to Court to change your Child Support Order. Click here for more information. If the other parent lives outside Manitoba, click here.

Maintenance (Support) Where The Other Person Lives Outside Manitoba
Are you seeking to obtain or vary a support order involving a person who lives outside of Manitoba? Click here for more information. If you already have a support order in place under the Divorce Act, this does not apply to you. For information on the Divorce Act visit Justice Canada or call toll-free at 1-888-373-2222.

Paying Maintenance
The Maintenance Enforcement Program is set up to monitor and enforce court orders and separation agreements requiring payment of maintenance support to ensure the well-being of children and other dependents. If you are a payor, visit this site to learn more about making maintenance support payments.

Receiving Maintenance
The Maintenance Enforcement Program is set up to monitor and enforce court orders and separation agreements requiring payment of maintenance support to ensure the well-being of children and other dependents. If you are a recipient, visit this site to learn more about receiving maintenance support payments.

Case Management
Case Management of family matters of the Court of Queen's Bench (Family Division) began with a pilot project in the Winnipeg Centre of the court in November 1995. Since November 1, 2002, most family cases in the Winnipeg Centre have come under the court's case management rules.

Families in Crisis
Family Conciliation Services, operated by the Department of Family Services and Housing, supports families in crisis by working closely with the Family Division of the Court of Queen's Bench to offer a number of services to individuals, couples or families including: court-ordered assessments, mediation, a parent education program, information and referral, conciliation counseling, and a children's support group.

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