Family Division – Supreme Court of Newfoundland and Labrador

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21 King’s Bridge Road
St. John’s, NL A1C 3K4

Tel:  (709) 729-2258
Fax:  (709) 729-0784
Email:  familyinquiries@supreme.court.nl.ca
Website: http://www.court.nl.ca/supreme/family/

Mandate:

There are two levels of Family Court in Newfoundland and Labrador: Provincial and Supreme. The Supreme Court of Newfoundland and Labrador has two divisions – Family and General. The Provincial Court and the Supreme Court of Newfoundland and Labrador hear family matters dealing with custody, access, child support and spousal/partner support. However, only the Supreme Court has the authority to deal with divorce and the division of matrimonial/common law property.

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All members of society

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The Supreme Court of Newfoundland and Labrador Family Division has exclusive jurisdiction over all family matters arising on the Avalon Peninsula including the St. John’s metropolitan area. This means any family law applications arising in these areas must be filed with the Supreme Court of Newfoundland and Labrador Family Division. The Provincial Court in these areas does not accept family court applications. The Family Division provides services & information on topics such as:

Also, view the My Support Calculator website to accurately calculate child & spousal support.