Trials in Provincial Court

Court operations during COVID-19

Courts are conducting family proceedings in different ways. These include in person, audioconference or videoconference, or a mix of in person and remote options, depending on the level of court. For more information, see:

Going to trial is usually a last resort in family law, but sometimes it's the only way to get the best outcome. The thought of giving evidence in court can be scary, especially if you don't have a lawyer or have never been in court before.

Here are some resources to help you get ready for your family law trial in Provincial Court.

What happens at a Provincial Court family law trial?

Tips on what to expect from your Provincial Court trial.

Preparing to attend a Provincial Court trial

Everything you need to do to be prepared for your Provincial Court trial.

Informal trials - Kamloops court registry

If your family law case is in Kamloops, a judge may offer you the option of an “informal trial.”

Researching other family law cases

Tips and instructions for how to find other cases like yours so you can understand how the law applies, plan what to say to the judge to support your position, and think about how the other person might use the case law. 

Can you take a support person to Provincial Court?

If you don't have a lawyer to represent you, you can bring a support person to help you with your trial.