If you've tried to resolve your family law problem but need some help, some of the services below may help you work out an agreement or apply for court orders. Use these links to find the best service to meet your needs.
Help from a lawyer
Find a lawyer who you can pay to take part of your case while you handle the rest yourself
Specially trained lawyers who work in teams with separating spouses
Lawyers paid by Legal Aid to provide brief legal advice services
Lawyers at the courthouses paid by Legal Aid to help people with low incomes deal with family law problems
Free legal advice clinics for people who can't afford a lawyer but can't get legal aid
Community legal centre serving all individuals who self-identify as women
Temporary housing for women and children leaving abusive situations
People trained to resolve disputes by listening to each party and then making a decision that is legally binding
Family Justice Centre staff specially trained to help people find solutions to family law problems (they are accredited mediators)
People specially trained to help couples work together to resolve conflicts
Organization that provides free legal help to young people for problems related to family law, child protection, and many other legal issues.
Attorney General staff who help parents with child support matters
People trained to help you and your spouse sort out your parenting issues
Support for resolving child protection matters out of court
Legal Aid BC staff in Duncan and Nanaimo who provide legal information and some legal advice
People who help Aboriginal families go through the family court process
Other legal help
In Vancouver, volunteers help people prepare family law forms for free.
Service providers throughout BC who provide legal information and referrals to services such as legal aid
Government-funded offices that provide family and civil law information, advice, and services
Legal Aid staff who provide legal information and can refer you to other resources and community services