Basics of Family Law

Couples must make decisions at separation or divorce.

If you have children, you need to decide how you are going to parent apart and how the child will be supported. You also need to decide if one spouse will need financial support and how your property will be divided.

This section tells you the basics about the family law in B.C. and provides links so that you can get more information.

This is general information only and is not legal advice.

We recommend that you get legal advice before you make any final decisions about your family law disputes.

Legal Help & Advice

Check out these resources from the Legal Services Society:

Visit a Justice Access Centre:

Talk with a family justice counsellor at a Family Justice Centre.

Other Legal Resources

Child Support Information

International Child Abduction

British Columbia has a central authority that assists left-behind parents whose children have been abducted across international borders.

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