Where can I find more information about parenting apart?

Talking to a family justice counsellor is a good place to start to get information about parenting apart. For more information about family justice counsellors and other people who can provide in-person and virtual services, see Who Can Help?

Family Law in British Columbia – Legal Aid BC

Legal Aid BC's Family Law in British Columbia website provides information about parenting apart. It addresses common family law topics, including:

It also includes information for parents who want to make or change an order in either Provincial Court or Supreme Court, and a section on legal aid that outlines what legal aid is and when legal aid can help with serious family law problems.

Clicklaw – Courthouse Libraries BC

The Clicklaw website provides user-friendly, searchable access to key legal information in B.C., including information about family law. The JP Boyd on Family Law Wikibook also provides in-depth information.

Clicklaw’s HelpMap can help you locate services that can assist with family law problems.

Clicklaw also links you to information and services in other languages.

Dial-A-Law – People's Law School

The Dial-A-Law website is a service of the People's Law School. 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 topics including separation and divorce.

Helping Children and Teens Understand Separation and Divorce

Families Change – Ministry of Attorney General 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 Attorney General

Helping Your Children Understand Separation is a pamphlet for parents. It gives information about how separation affects children and provides ideas about how to help them through a difficult time.

Parenting After Separation – Ministry of Attorney General

Parenting After Separation is a free online course for B.C. parents and other family members who are dealing with separation or divorce and facing decisions like guardianship, parenting arrangements, contact, child support and spousal support.

Parenting After Separation helps:

  • Parents make careful and informed decisions about their separation and strategies for dealing with any conflicts that may result from it
  • Ensure decisions are in the best interests of their children

You can choose to take Parenting After Separation or Parenting After Separation for Indigenous Families.