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| text      = "My spouse and I ended our 16-year relationship. After separating, we couldn’t reach an agreement about spousal support and who our three children should live with. So I started a court action in the Family Court near me. I didn’t have to pay court filing fees, and I found the process easier to follow than I expected. At our family case conference, we ended up with a consent order that resolved our family law issues." <br>– Annika, Maple Ridge, BC
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| text      = "My spouse and I ended our 16-year relationship. After separating, we couldn’t reach an agreement about spousal support and who our three children should live with. So I started a court action in the Family Court near me. I didn’t have to pay court filing fees, and I found the process easier to follow than I expected. At our family settlement conference, we ended up with a consent order that resolved our family law issues." <br>– Annika, Maple Ridge, BC
 
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* The atmosphere of Family Court is more informal.
 
* The atmosphere of Family Court is more informal.
 
* Many Family Courts have '''family duty counsel''' available. These are lawyers who provide free legal advice to help people with low incomes deal with their family law problems.
 
* Many Family Courts have '''family duty counsel''' available. These are lawyers who provide free legal advice to help people with low incomes deal with their family law problems.
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===The court process varies depending on the registry and order involved===
 
===The court process varies depending on the registry and order involved===
 
There are registries at various [https://www.provincialcourt.bc.ca/locations-contacts Provincial Courts throughout BC]. How the Family Court process works depends on the registry location and the type of court order you need.  
 
There are registries at various [https://www.provincialcourt.bc.ca/locations-contacts Provincial Courts throughout BC]. How the Family Court process works depends on the registry location and the type of court order you need.  
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