How to Go to Family Court Without a Lawyer

We received a grant from the Law Foundation of Prince Edward Island to develop a handbook for self-represented litigants (SRLs). A self-represented litigant is a person who represents themselves in court.

Many Islanders cannot afford lawyers, and they must navigate the justice system themselves. This plain-language handbook gives information about the family court process, preparing for court, what to expect and more.

This handbook is designed to help you:

  • Understand family law processes
  • Get organized for family court
  • And present your case well


The development of this resource was made possible through the generous support of the Law Foundation of Prince Edward Island.