Resources for Family Cases

Resolving disputes out of court
Provincial Court Family Rules and Procedure
Getting a lawyer or legal advice
Guided pathways (online planning, dispute resolution and case preparation)
Family Law Act Matters
Choosing a court for Family Law Act matters
Protection orders & priority parenting matter orders
Adult Guardianship
Child protection matters
Child and spousal support
Court forms
Preparing for a family court trial
Picklists - Standard Wording of Family Court Orders
Laws (also called statutes or legislation)
Other pages on this website


Resolving disputes out of court
[also called Consent Dispute Resolution (CDR)) or Alternate Dispute Resolution (ADR)]

Provincial Court Family Rules and Procedure

Getting a lawyer or legal advice

Useful links for getting a lawyer or legal advice

Guided pathways (online planning, dispute resolution and case preparation)

  • MyLawBC – from Legal Aid BC, an interactive website about separation, divorce, family matters, and abuse & family violence. It asks you questions and uses your answers to give you a personalized action plan with steps you need to take, and services and resources to help. It includes Dialogue and Mediation Tools to help resolve disputed issues and/or create a separation agreement.

Family Law Act Matters

Choosing a court for Family Law Act matters

Protection orders & priority parenting matter orders

Adult Guardianship

  • Adult Guardianship Fact Sheets - Nidus Personal Planning Resource Centre
  • Adult Guardianship - Seniors First web page with plain language introduction to Adult Guardianship and Committeeship, links to other info, resources for professionals

Child protection matters

Child and spousal support

Court forms

  • Family court forms BC Ministry of Justice collection of forms for Adult Guardianship Act; Child, Family and Community Service Act (CFCSA); Court Order Enforcement Act; Family Maintenance Enforcement Act; Family Maintenance Enforcement Act Regulation; Interjurisdictional Support Orders Act; Provincial Court Family Rules (applying to the Family Law Act); and general forms
  • Apply for a Provincial Court Family Law Act (FLA) Order - fill out and eFile Family Law Act applications online using a question and answer format

Preparing for a family court trial

Picklists - Standard Wording of Family Court Orders
Picklists are lists of standardized terms for court orders. They are stored in courtroom computers so a Court Clerk can use them to quickly and accurately capture the order a judge makes. When a judge decides to change the standard wording, a Court Clerk can edit the term accordingly. Picklists include letter and number codes that help the Court Clerk find a term quickly.

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Laws (also called statutes or legislation)

Other pages on this website

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This website provides general information only and should not be used as legal advice. Updated May, 2021