Going to Provincial Court

The division of Provincial Court that handles family issues is called family court. You go to family court for orders about guardianship, parenting arrangements, contact, child support and spousal support. You can also get a protection order from the provincial family court.

For a decision on the division of property, you have to go to the Supreme Court.

The Legal Services Society website Family Law in British Columbia has information about going to court. It includes information about court processes and how to apply for orders in family court. The explanations about court processes will interest anyone going to Provincial Court, with or without a lawyer.

The Family Law in British Columbia website also has self-help guides for going to Provincial Court on a variety of family law matters.