Inventory of Government-Based Family Justice Services

Settlement Conferences / Court-Based Mediation (Yukon)

Province/Territory
Yukon

Type of service
Mediation

Services offered
Family Law Case Conferences are held with a judge and are required under Supreme Court of Yukon Practice Direction PD FAMILY–3: Family Law Case Conference and Rule 63 in all family law proceedings including a divorce petition or any proceeding where a claim for custody, access, child support or property division is made, except in cases that are exempt. The conferences are intended to ensure that parties are aware of available alternative dispute resolution procedures, to inform parties of well-established family law principles as needed, and to identify and narrow the issues before the Court.

Judicial settlement conferences are available in family law proceedings. Under Practice Direction CIVIL-1/FAMILY-11 Judicial Settlement Conferences, a judge will mediate a dispute, and priority is given to family law matters. Judicial settlement conferences may take a binding or non-binding form, depending on the election of the parties.

Pilot or ongoing service
Ongoing

Department responsible
Court Services, Court Services

How to access this service
Requested through the Trial Co-ordinator

Location(s)
Whitehorse
[ Service(s) offered ]

Language(s)
English/French

Publications/information
http://www.justice.gov.yk.ca/

Rule 63: Divorce and Family Law

Practice Direction Family-3: Family Law Case Conferences

Costs
Court fees

Governing legislation/legislative authority
Yukon Supreme Court Practice Direction

FAMILY-3 – Family Law Case Conference and Rule 63: Divorce and Family Law

Contact person(s)
Trial Coordinator
Department of Justice, Government of Yukon
1st Floor, Andrew A. Philipsen Law Centre
2134 Second Ave.
Whitehorse, Yukon, Y1A 5H6
Phone: 867-667-3442
Toll-free in Yukon: 1-800-661-0408, ext. 3442

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