Family Law in BC
|Family Law in BC is a Legal Services Society website that provides legal information on family law matters, including separation and divorce, child and spousal support, parenting and guardianship, child protections/removal, division of family property, and adoption.
Website: Self-help guides has information on procedures such as filing for divorce, Court forms has links to family court forms, and Who can help has information on options for assistance with family law problems.
Money paid by one spouse to another spouse either as a contribution toward the spouse's living expenses or to compensate the spouse for the economic consequences of decisions made by the spouses during their relationship.
A term under the Family Law Act referring to property acquired by either or both spouses during their relationship, as well as after separation if bought with family property. Both spouses are presumed to be equally entitled to share in family property. See "excluded property."
In family law, the act or process of taking another person's child as one's own. The child becomes the adopting parent's legal child as if the child were the adopting parent's natural child, while the natural parent loses all rights and obligations with respect to the child. See "natural parent."