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Resolving family disputes

Options to resolve family disputes, from mediation and collaborative law to the court process.

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The Divorce Act is changing

The Divorce Act is changing

On March 1, 2021, the federal Divorce Act is changing. (Note these changes were pushed back due to the coronavirus pandemic.) If you’re in the process of getting a divorce, or are thinking about getting divorced, the new rules will apply to you. Learn about some of the important changes coming to Canada’s divorce law.

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Mediation and collaborative practice

Mediation and collaborative practice

Going to court to resolve a family law dispute can be stressful and expensive. Learn how mediation or collaborative practice can be used to resolve issues without going to court.

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Provincial (Family) Court

Provincial (Family) Court

If you’re dealing with a family law issue, you may end up in Provincial Court (often called Family Court). There are advantages to using this court instead of BC Supreme Court. Learn what’s involved at each stage.

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Responding to divorce proceedings

Responding to divorce proceedings

If a divorce proceeding has been started against you, you have two choices: do nothing or respond to the proceeding. Learn what’s involved in responding to divorce proceedings in BC.

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Applying for an interim order in a family law case in Supreme Court

Applying for an interim order in a family law case in Supreme Court

A person involved in a family law case may need to get a temporary court order — known as an interim order — to deal with short-term, important, or urgent issues. Learn the process for making an interim application in Supreme Court.

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