Family Justice Services (FJS) is a group of programs and services offered by the Government of Alberta, Justice and Solicitor General in collaboration with the courts of Alberta.
FJS staff work directly with individuals to find appropriate solutions for family law issues. Programs are available to qualifying parties either at no cost or for a nominal charge. FJS offices are located throughout the province.
If you are representing yourself in a family law matter, links to helpful information, court forms and instructions are in the Family Self Help section.
The Family Law Information Centre (FLIC) is part of the services offered at designated Family Justice Services offices, but is a stand alone office in Edmonton, and is part of the Law Information Centre in Grande Prairie.
If you are representing yourself in a family law matter, FLIC can provide you with court forms and instructions for most kinds of applications.
Various programs help parents reach agreements with respect to their family law issues, so that they do not have to go to court.
Various educational seminars are administered by Family Justice Services.
Family Justice Services offers two courses* you can take online:
*These courses can be completed for Professional Development Credits and a certificate of completion is provided
At intake, a Family Justice Services staff member discusses options and helps prepare for court. Family Court Counsellors help present the facts to the judge in Provincial Court.
When families are not able to work together to resolve issues, the following programs can help them and the courts reach a solution: