Family Law

The Court of King's Bench (Family Division) deals with family disputes exclusively.  The judges who sit in the Family Division are family law specialists.  They handle all family and child protection matters arising in Flin Flon, Morden, Selkirk, St. Boniface, The Pas, Thompson and Winnipeg.

The basic philosophy of the Family Division is to encourage litigants to resolve their differences without the need of contested court hearings wherever possible.  To that end, the Family Division offers a multi-disciplinary range of services including:

  • Mandatory parenting programs, and optional mediation, brief consultations for teenage children and home assessments at no cost through Family Resolution Service;
  • Dispute resolution through mandatory case management prior to most contested hearings;
  • Longer term dispute resolution through continuing case conferences or extended case conference sessions;
  • Aggressive case management for contested matters – setting deadlines and laying out a litigation timetable;
  • Relatively timely contested litigation dates for the cases that cannot be resolved amicably.

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Information on this page last updated on December 13, 2022