Grandparents Parenting

As of March 1st, 2021, there will be significant changes to family law on PEI. The legal information in the Grandparents Parenting publication is out of date. This publication is currently under review by experts and will be posted here again soon. We apologize for the inconvenience. Call 902-892-0853 or 1-800-240-9798 if you have a…

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Naming your Child

The content of this publication is currently under review by experts and will be posted here again soon. We apologize for any inconvenience. Please contact us if you need legal information on this topic. Current version (the information may be out of date)

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Naming a Guardian for your Child

The content of this publication is currently under review by experts and will be posted here again soon. We apologize for any inconvenience. Please contact us if you need legal information on this topic. Current version (the information may be out of date)

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Birth Certificates

In PEI, the Vital Statistics Act contains the laws about birth registration and birth certificates. Within 30 days of the birth of a child in PEI, the birth must be registered with the Department of Vital Statistics. This is usually done in the hospital after the baby is born.

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Becoming a Parent

As of March 1st, 2021, there will be significant changes to family law on PEI. Some of the information on this page may be out of date. We will update the information on this page soon, and a digital version of the Becoming a Parent publication will be available here soon. Call 902-892-0853 or 1-800-240-9798…

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Adoption

Adoption is a legal process that establishes new parent-child relationships – the adopted child becomes the legal child of the adoptive parents and is no longer the legal child of his or her birth parents. It is against the law for anyone to pressure you about, force you into, or pay you for, adopting your…

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