Legal and Court Services Division - Children's Lawyer

Provided by: Government of Prince Edward Island - Department Justice and Public Safety - AKA: JPS

Service Description

Serves as an independent representative of the child(ren) involved in high-conflict custody cases. The Children's Lawyer may become involved in cases in the following ways:
  • Parents involved in a custody care can ask for a judge to make a referral
  • The Children's Lawyer may investigate on their own initiative
  • Members of the public can request intervention (teachers, family members, etc.)
COVID-19 UPDATE: No drop-in visits at this time. Call to book an appointment.

Information

Eligibility:
People involved in a custody dispute before the Courts or those concerned for the children involved (teachers, family members, etc.)
Fees:
No fees
How to Access:
If already in the Court system for custody matters, ask judge for referral * If a concerned family member, teacher, etc. contact the Office of the Children's Lawyer directly
Documents Required:
Not applicable
Program Phone Numbers:
  • General Inquiries
    Office of the Children's Lawyer
    902-368-4631
Language:
English
Coverage Area:
Prince Edward Island

Service Locations & Contact Info