Where can I find out more about separation and divorce?
Family Law in British Columbia – Legal Services Society
The Legal Services Society website Family Law in British Columbia provides materials to help people solve family law problems.
Information on the site includes:
- The fact sheets Separation and Divorce.
- The self-help guide, How to do Your Own Uncontested (Undefended) Divorce.
- A Divorce and Separation section with information about basics, FAQs, links and more.
- The booklet Living Together or Living Apart: Common-law relationships, marriage, separation, and divorce has information about living common-law or being married, the process for separation and divorce, how to work out parenting arrangements and how to sort out money matters. Also describes legal options and where to get help.
- Online self-help kits for people 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 and Services
Clicklaw – Courthouse Libraries BC
Clicklaw provides user-friendly, searchable access to key legal information, including information about family law.
Clicklaw’s HelpMap can help you locate services that can assist with family law problems.
Clicklaw also links you to information in other languages.
Dial-A-Law – Canadian Bar Association, B.C. Branch
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.
Helping Your Children Understand Separation - Ministry of Justice
Helping Your Children Understand Separation (PDF) gives information about how separation affects children and provides ideas about how to help them through a difficult time.
In-person Information and Services
For in-person services, see Who Can Help?