Department of Justice

Family Law Information Centre

Workshops and Public Legal Education Events

The Family Law Information Centre (FLIC) offers a series of free workshops and educational events for separating or divorcing parents.

Learn about:

  • family law;
  • impacts of separation and divorce on children;
  • communication skills;
  • conflict management and more! 

See schedule of upcoming sessions and workshop descriptions.

To register: call 867-667-3066 or email FLIC@gov.yk.ca. Or, drop by the office at 1st Floor, Andrew A. Philipsen Law Centre (Law Courts building) 2134 2nd Avenue, Whitehorse. *If you require the workshops in French, please contact FLIC to make arrangements.

 “I suggest my spouse take this course” – September 2014 workshop participant 
“A lot of information can be used and put into action…” – September 2014 workshop participant

Workshops & Info Sessions  Date Time  Location
For the Sake of the Children Tuesday, January 10, 2017 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Westmark, Whitehorse
Communication Skills after Separation or Divorce   Thursday, January 12, 2017 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Westmark, Whitehorse
Managing Conflict after Separation or Divorce    Thursday, January 19, 2017 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Westmark, Whitehorse
Communication Skills after Separation or Divorce   Thursday, March 9, 2017 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Westmark, Whitehorse
For the Sake of the Children    Saturday, March 11, 2017 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Westmark, Whitehorse
Managing Conflict after Separation or Divorce Thursday, March 16, 2017 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Westmark, Whitehorse 


Workshop Descriptions

 Workshop  Session topics

For the Sake of the Children










  • Learn about family law
  • Resolve legal issues
  • Explore ways to relate to the other parent
  • Learn the effects of separation or divorce on adults and children

*Note: this workshop is mandatory for parents who are parties to a divorce petition or any proceeding where a claim for custody, access or child support pursuant to Yukon Supreme Court Practice Direction Family-2.

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Communication Skills after Separation or Divorce



  • Understand the impact of conflict on children
  • Explore alternative ways to respond to conflict
  • Develop listening, speaking, and non-verbal communication skills

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Managing Conflict after Separation or Divorce



  • Understand the process of separation
  • Learn how to help children cope with conflict
  • Learn how to renegotiate personal boundaries and develop parenting strategies

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How to Create a Parenting Plan







 

  • Learn what a parenting plan is and what it may be used for (such as parenting schedule/time and out-of-court family decision-making) 
  • Learn about Justice Canada's materials available to create a parenting plan 
  • Learn about issues to anticipate when co-parenting (school schedules, medical/dental appointments, parenting time, birthdays/holidays, travel arrangements, etc.) 

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Married vs. Common Law Relationships

  

  • Legal relationship of married vs. common law partners
  • Effects of separation of married vs. common law partners
  • Division of assets of married vs. common law partners
  • Spousal and child support obligations as between married vs. common law partners. 

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Child Support: Know your Rights

At this free Law @ the Library public info session attendees will learn about:
  • Child support
  • Federal Child Support Guidelines
  • Information to include in a child support order/agreement for it to be enforceable
  • How to change child support amounts

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Wills and Estates 101

At this free Law @ the Library public info session attendees will learn about:

  • Why you  need a will and when you might need a lawyer
  • Estate panning process and costs
  • Enduring power of attorney, advance directives and more

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  Funded by Justice Canada