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Separation and Divorce

Separation and divorce can be a time of confusion, sorrow and pain for all members of the family. Find resources here.

  • Canadian Mental Health Association: Separation & Divorce
  • Family Conciliation Services – Works closely with the family law system. Family Conciliation Services offers conflict resolution services at no cost to families going through separation and divorce. It also provides qqq informational and educational programs free of charge.
  • Family Justice Resource Centre – The Family Justice Resource Centre is a new service provided by Manitoba Justice. Staff can direct you to the services you and your family may need to deal with matters such as child support, custody and access.
  • Family Law Booklet – Divorce, child access/custody, child support payments and child protection all fall under family law provisions.
  • For the Sake of the Children: An Information/Education Program for Parents and Families – Family Conciliation services offers the For the Sake of the Children program which will benefit all adults going through a separation or a divorce where children are involved. New court rules make program attendance a requirement for people who are requesting or responding to requests for custody, access or private guardianship. This free of charge program is also open to grandparents, other family members and interested people.
  • For the Sake of the Children: Legal Considerations – The 30-minute video, Legal Considerations (shown here in eight sections), provides information about legal and financial issues when parents separate or divorce. It's one piece of Manitoba government's For the Sake of the Children program – a six-hour, 2-part seminar to help parents understand their children's needs, and what they can do to help themselves and their children cope and adjust to the changes involved.
  • Klinic Crisis Line
  • Moving On & Managing Your Money : An Information Guide for Domestic Violence Survivors – When leaving a home where there is domestic violence, people are often faced with money problems. This Guide brings together a variety of information to help identify what steps to take and where to call as survivors get on their feet and manage their money.
  • Parenting On Your Own Handbook – Raising a child on your own has unique challenges. The Parenting on Your Own handbook features the many supportive resources available to you all in one place.