Court operations during COVID-19Courts 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.
Tips on what to expect from your Provincial Court trial.
Everything you need to do to be prepared for your Provincial Court trial.
If your family law case is in Kamloops, a judge may offer you the option of an “informal trial.”
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.
If you don't have a lawyer to represent you, you can bring a support person to help you with your trial.