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December 7, 2011

Changes Coming to Family Mediation Service

The contract for family mediation services between Justice and Consumer Affairs and Family Service Moncton, Inc., will be terminated, effective December 23.

The decision was made for budgetary reasons. Additional funding would have been required to continue the agreement to the end of the current fiscal year, which was not possible.  As a consequence, it was decided to terminate the agreement with Family Service Moncton at this time.

Family Service Moncton has confirmed that the mediation service will be continued on a private, fee-for-service basis. For more information, visit its website at Call toll free:  1-800-390-3258 to make an appointment.

In the Saint John region, mediation services are offered through the Family Law Information Centre. Call 658-2261.

Clients seeking other information and help for family law-related issues may be referred to the following:

  • Family Advice Lawyer service: (toll-free) 1-855-266-0266
    • To make an appointment with a lawyer for a free one-hour consultation
  • Public Legal Education and Information Service’s Family Law Line: (toll-free) 1-888-236-2444
    • To speak with a lawyer and get legal information
    • To register for the separated parent education program “For the Sake of the Children
  • Public Legal Education and Information Service’s family law website:
    • For comprehensive information about family law
    • For forms and instructions for family law matters such as varying child support
  • Legal Aid Services Commission:
    • For services of a family law lawyer (must be financially eligible; services do not include matters under the Divorce Act)