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You will find user friendly court forms on-line at the following websites:
http://www.manitobacourts.mb.ca/forms.html or go to the Manitoba Laws site at http://web2.gov.mb.ca/laws/rules/forms_e.php.
If you do not have access to a computer, you may purchase court forms at any Manitoba Court Centre.
You can find information on the Laws of Manitoba at:
Once you are at this Internet site, click on " Enter Manitoba Laws" to find specific information.
Yes, you can access the Court Registry System online at:
The Law Fees and Probate Charge Regulation regulate all court
fees. You can find these fees online at:
Fees can be paid by cash, cheque or money order. Security for costs must be paid by certified cheque or money order.
Rule 70 of the Court of Queen's Bench Act provides the form of court
documents required to file for a divorce. The
filing fee is $135.00 and can be paid by cash or money order
made payable to the Minister of Finance. There is also and additional
$10.00 fee for the ordering of a central divorce registry certificate.
You are encouraged to seek the assistance of a lawyer. The lawyer
referral service offered by the Community Legal Education Association
can be contacted at (204) 943-3602, 1-800-262-8800, or you can
consult the Manitoba Yellow Pages.
A Certificate of Divorce may be ordered from the
Court of Queen's Bench Centre in Manitoba in which your divorce
was granted. You may order the Certificate of Divorce by mail
or in person. The fee is $20.00 payable in cash or money order
made payable to the Minister of Finance. You will require your
court file number, which can be found on the top right-hand corner
of any of your court documents.
You must attend to the Court of Queen's Bench
Centre in Manitoba in which your court file is located. Court
staff can photocopy you the order for a minimum charge of $2.50.
($1.00 for the 1st page and then .50 cents for each additional
page). Some court offices in Winnipeg have coin-operated photocopiers
for your use.
Yes, court staff can complete a search by using your full name.
Court staff cannot provide you with legal advice.
You may wish to represent yourself in proceedings before the
Courts, however, it is recommended that you consult with a lawyer
about your rights and all available remedies or outcomes that
can be sought from the court.
To set aside a Protection Order, you must apply to the Court of Queen's Bench within 20 days of the date of service of the Protection Order. You must file a Notice of Application with a supporting Affidavit. The filing fee is $35.00 and can be paid by cash or money order made payable to the Minister of Finance. You will need to appear before a Judge and the date for your court appearance will be set at the time you file the Notice of Application.
What is a Prevention Order?
It is a Queen’s Bench order containing prevention relief. A Queen’s
Bench Order containing prevention relief can only be made by a Judge of the
Court of Queen's Bench and may have one of the following titles: Order, Interim
Order, Variation Order, Final Order, Judgment, etc. This order can contain
a greater number of conditions than a Provincial Court Protection Order and
in some circumstances is a more appropriate remedy than a Protection Order.
An application may be made without notice.
What kind of conditions can I ask for in a Queen’s Bench Order containing prevention relief?
A Queen’s Bench Order containing prevention relief can contain the same conditions found in a Provincial Court Protection Order, but can also contain additional conditions, such as:
- allowing the applicant sole occupation of the family residence;
- giving temporary possession of specified personal property, such as household goods, furniture or vehicles;
- seizing items used by the respondent to further the domestic violence or stalking;
- recommending the respondent obtain counseling;
- prohibiting the respondent from damaging or dealing with property in which the applicant has an interest; and
- ordering the respondent to pay compensation to the applicant for any monetary losses caused by the violence or stalking, such as expenses for counseling, security measures, moving or lost income.
The court can also order the respondent’s drivers license be suspended if a motor vehicle has been used to further domestic violence or stalking.
How do I change a hearing date?
A hearing date can only be changed by consent of all the parties. That consent,
along with a requisition, must be filed with a new date. You can obtain
a new date from the Trial and Motion Coordination (Winnipeg)
or from court staff where your court file is located.
Can I get a copy of an adoption order from the court?
A request for a copy of an Adoption Order can ONLY be obtained by the adoptive parents or the adopted child if the child is 18 years of age or older. All requests must be made in writing. The court requires the following information:
- complete adoptive name;
- complete address;
- telephone number;
- date of birth;
- court office where the adoption was done
- adoptive parents complete names; and
- approximate time of adoption.
There is no fee for this request. You can mail your request to the Court of Queen’s Bench, Adoptions, Room 100C 408 York Avenue, Winnipeg, MB R3C 0P9.
You can find more information on the Post-Adoption Registry of Manitoba at:
Manitoba Courts has a Website
containing information on all the levels of Court in Manitoba.
The website is:
A “Guide to Changing a Child Support Order in Manitoba” is for parents who pay child support and for parents who receive child support. This Guide contains general information about the Courts’ requirements, procedures and documents needed to apply to Court to change a Child Support Order in Manitoba. The Guide is available free from court offices and maintenance enforcement program offices throughout Manitoba as well as from Manitoba Legal Aid offices and Community Legal Education Association. Contact addresses and phone numbers are listed below.
You can view or download the Guide at:
Caution: This Guide does not provide legal advice. It does not help you to decide if you should go ahead with the Court process or decide how to proceed. The process is complicated and this guide does not answer every question that you may have. Even if you decide not to use a lawyer to represent you, you still should consult a lawyer before you use this guide.
The material provided here is for informational purposes only and is not to be relied upon as legal advice. Court staff cannot provide you with legal advice or complete court documents for you. Last update – October 2008
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