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Written in plain language, with rollover definitions for legal words and phrases, '''''JP Boyd on Family Law''''' provides practical, in-depth coverage of family law and divorce law in British Columbia. This trusted source for family law information is based on [[JP Boyd|John-Paul Boyd]]'s popular website, BC Family Law Resource, and is completely updated for the ''Family Law Act''. To get started, read [[Family Law in British Columbia]] for a quick introduction. Then dive into the main chapters of the wikibook, or see the [[JP Boyd on Family Law — How Do I?|How Do I?]] section for answers to common procedural questions. Read about the [[Introduction to JP Boyd on Family Law|transition of this resource to a wiki format]]. View the many [[:Category:JP Boyd on Family Law Contributors|lawyers and judges]] who are part of the editorial team led by [[Megan Ellis QC]] that keep this resource updated.
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Written in plain language, with handy rollover definitions for legal words and phrases, '''''JP Boyd on Family Law''''' provides practical, in-depth coverage of family law and divorce law in British Columbia. This trusted source for family law information is based on [[JP Boyd|John-Paul Boyd]]'s popular website, BC Family Law Resource, and is completely updated for the ''Family Law Act''. To get started, read [[Family Law in British Columbia]] for a quick introduction. Then dive into the main chapters of the wikibook, or see the [[JP Boyd on Family Law — How Do I?|How Do I?]] section for answers to common procedural questions. Read about the [[Introduction to JP Boyd on Family Law|transition of this resource to a wiki format]]. View the many [[:Category:JP Boyd on Family Law Contributors|lawyers and judges]] who were part of the editorial team led by [[Megan Ellis QC]] over the years.
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'''The COVID-19 pandemic has had a huge impact on the justice system and how family law problems are resolved. Clicklaw has gathered helpful [https://www.clicklaw.bc.ca/global/search?k=covid-19&so=r&f=Family+law online resources] about the changes. Information about how the courts are responding can be found on the websites of the [https://www.provincialcourt.bc.ca/COVID19 Provincial Court] and the [https://www.bccourts.ca/supreme_court/ Supreme Court], and John-Paul Boyd's [https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCzCWEyKKny_W3qDfyrSM-6Q YouTube channel] on family law topics, "Five Minute Family Law," now includes ''COVID-19 and Family Law'', [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7EpGWhNSBk8 Part 1] and [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JoDWuFLhjEw&t=221s Part 2].'''
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The pandemic hasn't been the only change affecting family law and the justice system:
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*Big changes to the ''Divorce Act'' came into effect on 1 March 2021, and those brought changes to the Child Support Guidelines and the forms used by the Supreme Court of British Columbia in turn.
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*The ''Family Law Act'' has also been updated to address the arbitration of family law disputes
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*The Provincial Court introduced a new set of rules and forms, and is trying out a new, less adversarial way of handling family law cases in the courthouses in Surrey and Victoria.
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Read our pages on the [[The New Divorce Act|new ''Divorce Act'']] and the important [[Recent Changes to Family Law in British Columbia|recent changes to family law]].
 
   
 
   
 
==Contents==
 
==Contents==
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===Chapters===
 
===Chapters===
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*'''[[Introduction to the Legal System for Family Matters|The Legal System]]'''
 
*'''[[Introduction to the Legal System for Family Matters|The Legal System]]'''
 
**[[The Court System for Family Matters|The Court System]]{{·}}[[The Law for Family Matters|The Law]]{{·}}[[You & Your Lawyer]]
 
**[[The Court System for Family Matters|The Court System]]{{·}}[[The Law for Family Matters|The Law]]{{·}}[[You & Your Lawyer]]
| [[Bob Mostar]] and [[Mark Norton]]
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| class="nomobile" |  [[Bob Mostar]] and [[Mark Norton]]
 
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*'''[[Resolving Family Law Problems out of Court|Resolving Problems out of Court]]'''  
 
*'''[[Resolving Family Law Problems out of Court|Resolving Problems out of Court]]'''  
 
**[[Collaborative Process]]{{·}}[[Family Law Mediation|Mediation]]{{·}} [[Family Law Arbitration|Arbitration]]{{·}} [[Parenting Coordination]]
 
**[[Collaborative Process]]{{·}}[[Family Law Mediation|Mediation]]{{·}} [[Family Law Arbitration|Arbitration]]{{·}} [[Parenting Coordination]]
| [[Catherine Brink]], [[Morag MacLeod QC]], [[John-Paul Boyd]] and [[Deirdre Severide]]  
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| class="nomobile" |  [[Catherine Brink]], [[Morag MacLeod QC]], [[John-Paul Boyd]] and [[Deirdre Severide]]  
 
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|- style="vertical-align:top;"
 
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*'''[[Resolving Family Law Problems in Court|Resolving Problems in Court]]'''  
 
*'''[[Resolving Family Law Problems in Court|Resolving Problems in Court]]'''  
 
**[[Starting a Court Proceeding in a Family Matter|Starting a Court Proceeding]]{{·}} [[Replying to a Court Proceeding in a Family Matter|Replying to a Court Proceeding]]{{·}} [[Overview of Case Conferences and Discovery in Family Law Matters|Case Conferences & Discovery Overview]]{{·}} [[Case Conferences in a Family Law Matter|Case Conferences]]{{·}} [[Discovery Process in a Family Law Matter|Discovery Process]]{{·}} [[Interim Applications in Family Matters|Interim Applications]]{{·}} [[Rules Promoting Settlement in Family Matters|Rules Promoting Settlement]]{{·}} [[Preparing for and Going to Trial in Supreme Court|Supreme Court Trials]]{{·}} [[Preparing for and Going to Trial in Provincial Court|Provincial Court Trials]]{{·}} [[Enforcing Orders in Family Matters|Enforcing Orders]]{{·}} [[Changing Final Orders in Family Matters|Changing Final Orders]]{{·}}[[Victoria Early Resolution and Case Management Model|Victoria Early Resolution Project]]
 
**[[Starting a Court Proceeding in a Family Matter|Starting a Court Proceeding]]{{·}} [[Replying to a Court Proceeding in a Family Matter|Replying to a Court Proceeding]]{{·}} [[Overview of Case Conferences and Discovery in Family Law Matters|Case Conferences & Discovery Overview]]{{·}} [[Case Conferences in a Family Law Matter|Case Conferences]]{{·}} [[Discovery Process in a Family Law Matter|Discovery Process]]{{·}} [[Interim Applications in Family Matters|Interim Applications]]{{·}} [[Rules Promoting Settlement in Family Matters|Rules Promoting Settlement]]{{·}} [[Preparing for and Going to Trial in Supreme Court|Supreme Court Trials]]{{·}} [[Preparing for and Going to Trial in Provincial Court|Provincial Court Trials]]{{·}} [[Enforcing Orders in Family Matters|Enforcing Orders]]{{·}} [[Changing Final Orders in Family Matters|Changing Final Orders]]{{·}}[[Victoria Early Resolution and Case Management Model|Victoria Early Resolution Project]]
| [[Shannon Aldinger]] and [[Julie Brown]]
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| class="nomobile" |  [[Shannon Aldinger]] and [[Julie Brown]]
 
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|  
 
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*'''[[Family Law Agreements]]'''  
 
*'''[[Family Law Agreements]]'''  
 
**[[Cohabitation Agreements|Cohabitation Agreements]]{{·}} [[Marriage Agreements|Marriage Agreements]]{{·}} [[Separation Agreements|Separation Agreements]]{{·}} [[Enforcing Family Law Agreements|Enforcing Agreements]]{{·}} [[Changing Family Law Agreements|Changing Agreements]]
 
**[[Cohabitation Agreements|Cohabitation Agreements]]{{·}} [[Marriage Agreements|Marriage Agreements]]{{·}} [[Separation Agreements|Separation Agreements]]{{·}} [[Enforcing Family Law Agreements|Enforcing Agreements]]{{·}} [[Changing Family Law Agreements|Changing Agreements]]
| [[Beatrice McCutcheon]] and [[Gagan Mann]]
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| class="nomobile" |  [[Beatrice McCutcheon]] and [[Gagan Mann]]
 
|- style="vertical-align:top;"
 
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*'''[[Children in Family Law Matters|Children]]'''  
 
*'''[[Children in Family Law Matters|Children]]'''  
 
**[[Parenting after Separation]]{{·}} [[Guardianship, Parenting Arrangements and Contact|Guardianship, Parenting and Contact]]{{·}} [[Custody and Access|Custody and Access]]{{·}} [[Changing Family Law Orders and Agreements Involving Children|Making Changes]]{{·}} [[Estrangement and Alienation|Estrangement and Alienation]]
 
**[[Parenting after Separation]]{{·}} [[Guardianship, Parenting Arrangements and Contact|Guardianship, Parenting and Contact]]{{·}} [[Custody and Access|Custody and Access]]{{·}} [[Changing Family Law Orders and Agreements Involving Children|Making Changes]]{{·}} [[Estrangement and Alienation|Estrangement and Alienation]]
| [[Mary Mouat QC]] and [[Samantha Rapoport]]
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| class="nomobile" |  [[Mary Mouat QC]] and [[Samantha Rapoport]]
 
|- style="vertical-align:top;"
 
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*'''[[Child Support]]'''   
 
*'''[[Child Support]]'''   
 
**[[Child Support Guidelines|The Guidelines]]{{·}} [[Exceptions to the Child Support Guidelines|Exceptions to the Guidelines]]{{·}} [[Making Changes to Child Support|Making Changes]]{{·}} [[Child Support Arrears]]
 
**[[Child Support Guidelines|The Guidelines]]{{·}} [[Exceptions to the Child Support Guidelines|Exceptions to the Guidelines]]{{·}} [[Making Changes to Child Support|Making Changes]]{{·}} [[Child Support Arrears]]
| [[Maryam Sodagar]] and [[Inga Phillips]]
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| class="nomobile" |  [[Maryam Sodagar]] and [[Inga Phillips]]
 
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|- style="vertical-align:top;"
 
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*'''[[Spousal Support]]'''
 
*'''[[Spousal Support]]'''
 
**[[Basic Principles of Spousal Support|Basic Principles]]{{·}} [[The Spousal Support Advisory Guidelines|The Advisory Guidelines]]{{·}} [[Making Changes to Spousal Support|Making Changes]]{{·}} [[Spousal Support Arrears]]
 
**[[Basic Principles of Spousal Support|Basic Principles]]{{·}} [[The Spousal Support Advisory Guidelines|The Advisory Guidelines]]{{·}} [[Making Changes to Spousal Support|Making Changes]]{{·}} [[Spousal Support Arrears]]
| [[David Dundee]] and [[Gillian Oliver]]
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| class="nomobile" |  [[David Dundee]] and [[Gillian Oliver]]
 
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|- style="vertical-align:top;"
 
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*'''[[Property & Debt in Family Law Matters|Property & Debt]]'''  
 
*'''[[Property & Debt in Family Law Matters|Property & Debt]]'''  
 
**[[Basic Principles of Property & Debt in Family Law|Basic Principles]]{{·}} [[Protecting Property & Debt in Family Law Matters|Protecting Property & Debt]]{{·}} [[Dividing Property & Debt in Family Law Matters|Dividing Property & Debt]]
 
**[[Basic Principles of Property & Debt in Family Law|Basic Principles]]{{·}} [[Protecting Property & Debt in Family Law Matters|Protecting Property & Debt]]{{·}} [[Dividing Property & Debt in Family Law Matters|Dividing Property & Debt]]
| [[Helen Chiu]] and [[Matthew Ostrow]]
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| class="nomobile" |  [[Helen Chiu]] and [[Matthew Ostrow]]
 
|- style="vertical-align:top;"
 
|- style="vertical-align:top;"
 
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*'''[[Family Relationships]]'''  
 
*'''[[Family Relationships]]'''  
 
**[[Marriage & Married Spouses]]{{·}} [[Unmarried Spouses]]{{·}} [[Other Unmarried Relationships]]{{·}} [[Children's Caregivers and Extended Family|Caregivers and Extended Family]]{{·}} [[Adoption]]{{·}} [[Parentage and Assisted Reproduction|Parentage and Assisted Reproduction]]
 
**[[Marriage & Married Spouses]]{{·}} [[Unmarried Spouses]]{{·}} [[Other Unmarried Relationships]]{{·}} [[Children's Caregivers and Extended Family|Caregivers and Extended Family]]{{·}} [[Adoption]]{{·}} [[Parentage and Assisted Reproduction|Parentage and Assisted Reproduction]]
| [[Stephen Wright]] and [[Michael Sinclair]]
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| class="nomobile" |  [[Stephen Wright]] and [[Michael Sinclair]]
 
|- style="vertical-align:top;"
 
|- style="vertical-align:top;"
 
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*'''[[Separation & Divorce]]'''   
 
*'''[[Separation & Divorce]]'''   
 
**[[Separation]]{{·}} [[Separating Emotionally]]{{·}} [[Divorce]]
 
**[[Separation]]{{·}} [[Separating Emotionally]]{{·}} [[Divorce]]
| [[Vanessa Van Sickle]]
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| class="nomobile" |  [[Vanessa Van Sickle]]
 
|- style="vertical-align:top;"
 
|- style="vertical-align:top;"
 
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*'''[[Family Violence Overview|Family Violence]]'''
 
*'''[[Family Violence Overview|Family Violence]]'''
 
**[[Family Violence and the Family Law Act|Family Violence under the ''Family Law Act'']]{{·}} [[Family Violence and Child Protection|Child Protection]]{{·}} [[Family Violence and the Criminal Code|Criminal Code]]{{·}} [[Suing for Family Violence in a Family Law Claim|Civil Claims]]
 
**[[Family Violence and the Family Law Act|Family Violence under the ''Family Law Act'']]{{·}} [[Family Violence and Child Protection|Child Protection]]{{·}} [[Family Violence and the Criminal Code|Criminal Code]]{{·}} [[Suing for Family Violence in a Family Law Claim|Civil Claims]]
| [[Fiona Beveridge]] and [[Samantha Simpson]]
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| class="nomobile" |  [[Fiona Beveridge]] and [[Samantha Simpson]]
 
|- style="vertical-align:top;"
 
|- style="vertical-align:top;"
 
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*'''[[Specific Communities and Family Law|Specific Communities]]'''
 
*'''[[Specific Communities and Family Law|Specific Communities]]'''
 
**[[Aboriginal Families]]{{·}} [[Immigrants and Family Law|Newcomers to Canada and Family Law]]{{·}} [[Same Sex Relationships and Issues Affecting Transgendered and Transsexual People|LGBTQ Community]]
 
**[[Aboriginal Families]]{{·}} [[Immigrants and Family Law|Newcomers to Canada and Family Law]]{{·}} [[Same Sex Relationships and Issues Affecting Transgendered and Transsexual People|LGBTQ Community]]
| [[Rhaea Bailey]], [[Taruna Agrawal]] and [[Todd Bell]]
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| class="nomobile" |  [[Rhaea Bailey]], [[Taruna Agrawal]] and [[Todd Bell]]
 
|- style="vertical-align:top;"
 
|- style="vertical-align:top;"
 
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*'''[[Overlapping Legal Issues and Family Law|Overlapping Legal Issues]]'''
 
*'''[[Overlapping Legal Issues and Family Law|Overlapping Legal Issues]]'''
 
**[[Naming and Changes of Name|Naming and Changes of Name]]{{·}} [[Wills and Estates Issues in Family Law|Wills and Estates Issues]]{{·}} [[Conflict of Laws Issues in Family Law|Conflict of Laws Issues]]
 
**[[Naming and Changes of Name|Naming and Changes of Name]]{{·}} [[Wills and Estates Issues in Family Law|Wills and Estates Issues]]{{·}} [[Conflict of Laws Issues in Family Law|Conflict of Laws Issues]]
| [[Bob Mostar]] and [[Mark Norton]]
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| class="nomobile" |  [[Bob Mostar]] and [[Mark Norton]]
 
|- style="vertical-align:top;"
 
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===How Do I?===
 
===How Do I?===
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*'''Marriage, Separation & Divorce'''
 
*'''Marriage, Separation & Divorce'''
 
**[[How Do I Get Married in British Columbia?|Get Married in British Columbia?]]{{·}} [[How Do I Prepare for Separation?|Prepare for Separation?]]{{·}} [[How Do I Separate from My Spouse?|Separate from My Spouse?]]{{·}} [[How Do I Find Out if I'm Divorced?|Find Out if I'm Divorced?]]{{·}} [[How Do I Get Divorced?|Get Divorced?]]{{·}} [[How Do I Get my Certificate of Divorce?|Get my Certificate of Divorce?]]
 
**[[How Do I Get Married in British Columbia?|Get Married in British Columbia?]]{{·}} [[How Do I Prepare for Separation?|Prepare for Separation?]]{{·}} [[How Do I Separate from My Spouse?|Separate from My Spouse?]]{{·}} [[How Do I Find Out if I'm Divorced?|Find Out if I'm Divorced?]]{{·}} [[How Do I Get Divorced?|Get Divorced?]]{{·}} [[How Do I Get my Certificate of Divorce?|Get my Certificate of Divorce?]]
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More [[JP Boyd on Family Law — How Do I?|How Do I?]] topics...
 
More [[JP Boyd on Family Law — How Do I?|How Do I?]] topics...
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===Court Forms & Documents===
 
===Court Forms & Documents===
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===Current editors===
 
===Current editors===
 
[[JP Boyd on Family Law Contributors|Many contributors and editors]] help to improve ''JP Boyd on Family Law'' and keep it current, including:
 
[[JP Boyd on Family Law Contributors|Many contributors and editors]] help to improve ''JP Boyd on Family Law'' and keep it current, including:
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==Creative Commons==
 
==Creative Commons==

Latest revision as of 13:13, 14 October 2021

Cover of JP Boyd on Family Law (print edition released July 2019)
Cover of JP Boyd on Family Law
(print edition released July 2019)

Written in plain language, with handy rollover definitions for legal words and phrases, JP Boyd on Family Law provides practical, in-depth coverage of family law and divorce law in British Columbia. This trusted source for family law information is based on John-Paul Boyd's popular website, BC Family Law Resource, and is completely updated for the Family Law Act. To get started, read Family Law in British Columbia for a quick introduction. Then dive into the main chapters of the wikibook, or see the How Do I? section for answers to common procedural questions. Read about the transition of this resource to a wiki format. View the many lawyers and judges who were part of the editorial team led by Megan Ellis QC over the years.

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a huge impact on the justice system and how family law problems are resolved. Clicklaw has gathered helpful online resources about the changes. Information about how the courts are responding can be found on the websites of the Provincial Court and the Supreme Court, and John-Paul Boyd's YouTube channel on family law topics, "Five Minute Family Law," now includes COVID-19 and Family Law, Part 1 and Part 2.

The pandemic hasn't been the only change affecting family law and the justice system:

  • Big changes to the Divorce Act came into effect on 1 March 2021, and those brought changes to the Child Support Guidelines and the forms used by the Supreme Court of British Columbia in turn.
  • The Family Law Act has also been updated to address the arbitration of family law disputes
  • The Provincial Court introduced a new set of rules and forms, and is trying out a new, less adversarial way of handling family law cases in the courthouses in Surrey and Victoria.

Read our pages on the new Divorce Act and the important recent changes to family law.

Contents[edit]

Getting Started[edit]

Chapters[edit]

Bob Mostar and Mark Norton
Catherine Brink, Morag MacLeod QC, John-Paul Boyd and Deirdre Severide
Shannon Aldinger and Julie Brown
Beatrice McCutcheon and Gagan Mann
Mary Mouat QC and Samantha Rapoport
Maryam Sodagar and Inga Phillips
David Dundee and Gillian Oliver
Helen Chiu and Matthew Ostrow
Stephen Wright and Michael Sinclair
Vanessa Van Sickle
Fiona Beveridge and Samantha Simpson
Rhaea Bailey, Taruna Agrawal and Todd Bell
Bob Mostar and Mark Norton

How Do I?[edit]

Court Forms & Documents[edit]

From the Author[edit]

Editors and Advisory Committee[edit]

Current editors[edit]

Many contributors and editors help to improve JP Boyd on Family Law and keep it current, including:

Creative Commons[edit]

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JP Boyd on Family Law © John-Paul Boyd and Courthouse Libraries BC is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 2.5 Canada Licence.