Government of Yukon


FOR RELEASE     #09-109
May 5, 2009


Yukon Government Releases Self-Help Guides to Help with Court Process

WHITEHORSE – Self-represented litigants now have access to new tools that will assist them with family law issues as they go through the court process.

The Yukon government’s Court Services branch has released a new series of publications to assist family law litigants who choose to represent themselves in court.

“Nationwide, a growing number of Canadians are representing themselves in court,” Justice Minister Marian C. Horne said. “These new guides help them with the steps they need to take to achieve their goals.”

The publications provide information on the court process and the required forms for people seeking court orders on legal issues including child custody, access and support, divorce, spousal support and division of property.

Staff members at the Family Law Information Centre (FLIC) are available to assist individuals in using the step-by-step guides to make or oppose applications to the Supreme Court of Yukon in family law matters.

To obtain copies of the publications, visit the FLIC on the ground floor of the Andrew Philipsen Law Centre at 2134 Second Avenue in Whitehorse or go online at www.yukonflic.ca.


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Contact:  
Emily Younker 
Cabinet Communications
867-633-7961
emily.younker@gov.yk.ca
Chris Ross
Communications, Justice
867-393-7081
chris.ross@gov.yk.ca


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