Where can I find more information about spousal support?

Family Law in British Columbia – Legal Aid BC

Spousal support on Legal Aid BC's Family Law in BC website answers a range of questions, including:

  • When should spousal support be paid?
  • How do I apply for spousal support?
  • What’s involved in providing financial information (disclosure)?

Clicklaw – Courthouse Libraries BC

The Clicklaw website provides user-friendly, searchable access to key legal information, including information about spousal support

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 including spousal support.

Information and Services

Family justice counsellors and child support officers can help with spousal support issues. For other information about in-person and virtual services, see Who Can Help?

Ministry of Social Development and Poverty Reduction

Are you receiving income, hardship or disability assistance and have the right to receive spousal support? If so, you may be eligible to request family maintenance services. This means the government takes over the responsibility to obtain, change and enforce the support order on your behalf. To learn more, speak to your Employment Assistance Worker or contact the Ministry of Social Development and Poverty Reduction by calling 1-866-866-0800 (no charge).