Where can I find more information about parenting apart?
See the Legal Services Society (LSS) Family Law in British Columbia website for more information about parenting apart. It addresses common family law topics, including:
- Can you move – with or without your child?
- Step-parents rights and responsibilities
- Parenting Apart
- Guardianship: Parenting Time and Parenting Responsibilities
- Spending Time With a Child If You’re Not a Guardian: Contact
- Do you need legal documents to be able to leave Canada with your child?
- If your parents separate, can you decide which parent you want to live with?
It also includes the following resources:
The booklet Living Together or Living Apart: Common-law relationships, marriage, separation, and divorce has information on how to work out parenting arrangements and where to get help.
Online self-help kits for parents who want to make or change an order in either Provincial Court or Supreme Court.
A section on legal aid that outlines what legal aid is and when legal aid can help with serious family law problems.
Who can help has links to services that can assist with family law problems.
Other Online Information
Clicklaw – Courthouse Libraries BC
Clicklaw’s HelpMap can help you locate services that can assist with family law problems.
Dial-A-Law – Canadian Bar Association, B.C. Branch
Dial-A-Law is a library of scripts prepared by lawyers. It is a service of the Canadian Bar Association, B.C. Branch. It offers information on family law topics.
To read or listen on the Internet, go to the Dial-A-Law website and select family law.
Families Change – Ministry of Justice and Justice Education Society of BC
Families Change: Guide to Separation and Divorce is a multimedia website designed to help children and teens understand separation and divorce. It also has resources to help parents support their children.
In-person Information and Services
For in-person services, see Who Can Help?