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:
- Can you move – with or without your child?
- Step-parents' rights and responsibilities
- Parenting apart
- Guardianship: Parenting time and parental responsibilities
- Contact: Spending time with a child if you're not a guardian
- Do you need any legal documents to leave Canada with your children?
- If your parents separate, can you decide who you want to live with?
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.
Dial-A-Law – People's Law School
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.