The Family Law Information Centre (FLIC) provides information on family law issues and court procedures. It's a legal resource for:
- separating or divorcing couples; and
- families in transition.
Staff can confidentially assist both parties with their court matters.
Is there a fee?
Family Law Information Centre services are free to the public. Anyone who needs information about Yukon family law matters can use the centre. It's important to understand and remember that staff members do not take the place of a lawyer.
As a public service, Family Law Information Centre staff are neutral people who provide:
- legal information; and
- educational materials.
What can the Family Law Information Centre do for you?
- give you information on family law;
- provide various publications on family law matters, including self-help guides;
- offer some help with completing court forms;
- provide computers for public use to:
- research family law matters; and
- access and prepare court forms;
- notarize your court forms; and
- provide referrals to other organizations and agencies.
We also have useful self-help guides to help you learn about family law matters and procedures. You can pick up a hard copy at our office or find them online here:
- Applying for an initial family order - family law self-help guide #1
- Opposing an initial family order - family law self-help guide #2
- Applying to change a family order - family law self-help guide #3
- Opposing an application to change a family order - family law self-help guide #4
- Consent orders - family law self-help guide #5
- Representing yourself - family law self-help guide #6
- Applying for Indigency Status - family law self-help guide #7
- Applying for a divorce - family law self-help guide #8
- Family law key words - family law self-help guide #9
- Alternatives to court - family law self-help guide
- Preparing an affidavit - family law self-help guide
The centre offers a series of free workshops in a group setting. People who take part in the workshops can learn about:
- family law;
- impacts of separation and divorce on children;
- communication skills; and
- conflict management.
For the sake of the children
Communication skills after separation or divorce
Managing conflict after separation or divorce
When you register for a workshop, we’ll ask for your:
- email address; and
- the name of the person, if any, from whom you’re separating.
We collect this information under the Yukon’s Access to Information and Protection of Privacy Act in order to:
- track your attendance at the session;
- contact you about the session; and
- place you and your former partner in different sessions whenever possible.
If you have any questions about our collection of this information, phone 867-456-6721 to speak to Family Law Information Centre staff.
Drop by the office: 1st floor, Andrew A. Philipsen Law Centre, 2134 2nd Avenue, Whitehorse
You can also register by phoning 867-667-3066 or by emailing email@example.com.
We'll send you a Zoom link and information for online workshops once you register.
What the centre cannot do
- Provide legal advice (for legal advice, you must consult a lawyer).
- Recommend a litigation strategy.
- Represent you or appear in court on your behalf.
The staff at the Family Law Information Centre do not take the place of a lawyer. There is no attorney-client relationship between you and the staff. We strongly encourage you to hire a lawyer for legal advice and strategy.
For more information, contact the Family Law Information Centre.
In person: Andrew A. Philipsen Law Centre (ground floor), 2134 Second Avenue, Monday through Friday from 9 am to 4 pm
Phone: 867-456-6721, or toll free in the Yukon 1-800-661-0408, extension 6721