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This website is created, maintained, and administered by the Public Legal Education and Information Service of New Brunswick (PLEIS-NB).  PLEIS-NB is a registered charity.  Our mandate is to develop bilingual educational products and services about the law for the general public in order to promote access to the legal system.  Be sure to visit our home website at www.legal-info-legale.nb.ca.

PLEIS-NB receives core funding and in-kind support from the Department of Justice Canada, the New Brunswick Law Foundation and the New Brunswick Office of the Attorney General.  Each year we also apply for project funding from a variety of sources including federal and provincial government funds, foundations and others to help support special initiatives.

The Family Law NB website was developed in collaboration with an advisory committee of family law experts and front line stakeholders. PLEIS-NB conducted interviews, focus groups and surveys with court staff, members of the judiciary, family law lawyers, legal aid lawyers, pro bono clinic staff, and front line organizations whose clients are dealing with family law issues. We particularly wish to thank Court Services Division of the New Brunswick Department of Justice and Consumer Affairs for their support. This website was developed with project funding from Justice Canada.

Please note that our publications and website contain general information about the law. This is not a complete statement of the law on particular topics. We try to update our publications often, but laws change frequently so it is important for you to check to make sure the information is up to date. The information in our publications is not a substitute for legal advice. To receive legal advice about your specific situation, you need to speak to a lawyer.

As a registered charity, PLEIS-NB appreciates any donations that you would care to make to help us with our publication work, our speaker’s bureau, video lending library, family law, family violence awareness, youth justice, and many special projects. You can contact us directly at pleisnb@web.ca to donate to a specific program. We would be pleased to provide a tax-deductible receipt for your charitable donation.

Or you can click on the button below to make a donation to PLEIS-NB through CanadaHelps. We are registered with CanadaHelps and any donation you make to PLEIS-NB will be instantly transferred to us and they will instantly issue you an official tax receipt. You will find the donate button throughout our website – please consider supporting us. Remember, an unknown right is no right at all. Thank you.

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Family Law Forms for Saint John and Moncton


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Public Legal Education and Information
Service of New Brunswick

  P.O. Box 6000, Fredericton
New Brunswick, Canada E3B 5H1
  Telephone: (506) 453-5369
Family Law Line: 1-888-236-2444