Couple and family - Leaflets and brochures

Marriage and civil union

Marriage and civil union

Dépliant

Marriage and civil unionAre you planning to get married or to form a civil union?

This leaflet summarizes all the information you will need to make your decision, and specifies the conditions and effects of each option.


Officiants

Leaflet

OfficiantsHave you been asked by a close family member to officiate at their marriage or civil union?

This leaflet will help you understand your role and duties.


Family patrimony

Leaflet

Family patrimonyIf you are married or in a civil union, you have a family patrimony. Do you know what a family patrimony is, and what property it contains?

This leaflet explains the notion of family patrimony and specifies what will happen to it if you decide to separate.



De facto union

De facto spouses

Leaflet

De facto spousesIf you are living in a de facto union with your partner, do you know what its effects are?

This leaflet explains your rights and duties.




Cohabitation contract

"La justice à votre portée" Series

Cohabitation contractIf you are living in a de facto union with another person, you can take various steps to protect your rights. One option is to sign a cohabitation contract.

This guide helps you draft a contract with your de facto spouse.



Parenthood

Filiation

Leaflet

FiliationVarious rights and duties are associated with being a parent, whatever your link to your child. How can you prove that you are a child’s father or mother?

This leaflet explains the notion of filiation: types of filiation, proof, and related responsibilities.



Separation and divorce

Separation, divorce and dissolution of a civil union

Separation, divorce and dissolution of a civil unionIf you wish to end your relationship, this leaflet provides all the necessary information about separation. In particular, it explains how to apply for a divorce or the dissolution of a civil union.




Joint application for divorce on draft agreement

"La justice à votre portée" Series

Are you in a position to divorce amicably? If your ex-spouse agrees, you can draw up a draft agreement in which you settle all aspects of your divorce. You can then file a joint application on the basis of your draft agreement.

This guide explains how to file your application.


Joint application for the determination of custody access and child support

Have you separated from your de facto spouse? If you have had children together, you must plan how you will share custody and which spouse will have to make support payments to the other, among other decisions.

This guide explains how to file your application.


Joint application for review of accessory measures

Joint application for review of accessory measuresHas your situation changed since your divorce or the dissolution of your civil union? If your ex-spouse agrees, you can file a joint application to change the amount of your support payments or your custody arrangements, or other accessory measures specified in your court judgment.

This guide explains how to file your application.


The Québec model for the determination of child support payments

Do you want to request a support payment for your children? This guide will help you calculate the amount of support to which you are entitled.


Application for exemption under section 3 of the Act to facilitate the payment of support

Would you prefer to make support payments directly to your ex-spouse? This guide will help you prepare a joint application for exemption.


Family mediation

Leaflet

Family mediationDid you have children with your ex-spouse? If you wish, you and your ex-spouse can attend family mediation sessions. This would help you, for example, resolve your differences concerning the question of child custody and support payments.


Mental health

Justice, mental disorder and assessment of danger

Justice, mental disorder and assesment of dangerDo you know what to do if a close relative has a mental disorder, such as suicidal thoughts or signs of schizophrenia?

This leaflet gives you the information you will need to take action.


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