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Update – Family Law Matters and COVID-19

We have received several inquiries seeking clarification on the types of family law matters that will be deemed urgent by the Supreme Court of Newfoundland and Labrador. Members have also sought clarification on whether access and/or shared parenting orders are suspended to comply with direction from the Chief Medical Officer to “stay home”.

The Court has directed us to the following COVID-19 Custody and Access Information Sheet that has been developed by Family Justice Services to assist parents. The link provides useful information and resources regarding co-parenting that can be beneficial for both parents and counsel:

The Court has advised that it will continue to provide up to date information on its operations on its website at: