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Union de fait, mariage, séparation et divorce

Explains the basics of family law in BC. Includes information about:

  • being married or in a marriage-like relationship (also called a common-law relationship),
  • what separation and divorce mean,
  • how to work out arrangements for parenting if you have children,
  • and
  • how to sort out money matters.
Also explains your legal options and where to get help, and includes a chapter for Aboriginal families. Updated to conform to the new BC Family Law Act (March 18, 2013).

This publication is for people who are comfortable reading and may have some legal knowledge.


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