Family Law Problems

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For comprehensive coverage of family law problems, see JP Boyd on Family Law on Clicklaw Wikibooks.

Family issues are among the most common source of legal problems. Here are the first steps and some useful resources for people in BC facing the following types of family law issues:

Most family issues — guardianship, parenting time, contact with a child, child and spousal support — can be dealt with in a special branch of Provincial Court called "Family Court." However, cases about divorce or family property must be dealt with in BC Supreme Court. Family Court procedures are simpler, quicker and less expensive than those in Supreme Court. Speak to a lawyer about the choice between Supreme Court and Family Court.
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