Family court assistance

Contact family court counsellors to get help with preparing for court, accessing the court system and resolving your parenting dispute.

Self-represented litigants

This service is for people who don’t have a lawyer.

Use it to:

  • prepare for court
  • navigate your family law matter through the Provincial Court
  • discuss your issues, explore your options and get you referrals
  • get a court order prepared and filed with the Court of Queen’s Bench and then have copies sent to the other party – after a parenting-related hearing
  • review your divorce before its submitted to the Court of Queen’s Bench

Intake appointments

This service is for parties who have a dependent child and a family law issue related to that child.

It’s required if:

  • the Court orders it
  • an application that deals with parenting, guardianship, contact or enforcement of time with a child is filed in Provincial Court (Calgary, Edmonton)
  • self-represented litigants in Calgary file an application under the Family Law Act that deals with parenting, guardianship, contact, enforcement of time with a child, child support, declaration of parentage or exclusive possession
  • self-represented litigants in Calgary file an application under the Extra-provincial Enforcement of Custody Orders Act that deals with the making, enforcement or variation of a custody order

With this service, we can help you:

  • get safety screened for family violence
  • understand options and services for resolving child-related disputes
  • understand how separation and conflict affects children
  • negotiate agreements and resolve disputes
  • prepare court applications and arrange court dates
  • get referrals to other programs and services

Family court counsellor locations

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Calgary Courts Centre

Suite 706-S
601 5 St. SW
Calgary, T2P 5P7
Phone: 403-297-6981
Hours: Monday to Friday, 8:15-4:00
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Camrose Court House

5210–49 Avenue
Camrose, T4V 3Y2
Phone: 780-679-1777
Hours: Monday to Friday, 8:15-4:00
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John E Brownlee

8077, 8th Floor
10365 97 St.
Edmonton, T5J 3W7
Phone: 780-427-8343
Hours: Monday to Friday, 8:15-4:00
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Ft. McMurray Court House

9700 Franklin Ave
Ft. McMurray, T9H 4W3
Phone: 780-743-7380
Hours: Monday to Friday, 8:15-4:00
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Grande Prairie Court House

10260 99 St
Grande Prairie, T8V 2H4
Phone: 780-833-4200
Hours: Monday to Friday, 8:15-4:00
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High Prairie Court House

Box 1470
4911-53 Ave
High Prairie, T0G 1E0
Phone: 780-523-6173
Hours: Monday to Friday, 8:15-4:00
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Hinton Court House

237 Jasper St West
PO Box 6450
Hinton, T7V 1X7
Phone: 780-865-8384
Hours: Monday to Friday, 8:15-4:00
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Lethbridge Court House

320-4 St South
Lethbridge, T1J 1Z8
Phone: 403-388-3102
Hours: Monday to Friday, 8:15-4:00
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Medicine Hat Law Courts

460-1 St SE
Medicine Hat, T1A 0A8
Phone: 403-529-8716
Hours: Monday to Friday, 8:15-4:00
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Red Deer Court House

4909-48 Ave
Red Deer, T4N 3T5
Phone: 403-340-7187
Hours: Monday to Friday, 8:15-4:00
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Vermillion Provincial Building

Box 30
4701-52 St
Vermillion, T9X 1J9
Phone: 780-853-8120
Hours: Monday to Friday, 8:15-4:00
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Wetaskiwin Law Courts

4605-51 St
Wetaskiwin, T9A 1K7
Phone: 780-361-1308
Hours: Monday to Friday, 8:15-4:00
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