JP Boyd on Family Law
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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 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 links and resources about the virus in a new page, Covid-19 Resources for British Columbians. 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, and the Provincial Court 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.
- Introduction · Family Law in British Columbia · Definitions · Family Law Legislation · Divorce Act Basics · Family Law Act Basics
How Do I?
- Marriage, Separation & Divorce
- Avoiding an Obligation
- Alternatives to Court
More How Do I? topics...
Court Forms & Documents
- Supreme Court Forms & Examples · Provincial Court Forms & Examples · Other Family Law Forms & Documents
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