Families & children

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All About Mediation Infographic poster

All About Mediation Infographic poster

A MyLawBC infographic poster that explains what mediation is, why you might want to use it to solve your differences instead of going to court, and where to find a mediator

 Families & childrenStaying out of court

English

Coping with Separation Handbook

Coping with Separation Handbook

Explains the emotional stages of separating from your spouse and suggests ways you and your children can cope

 Families & childrenWomen

English

Family Law in BC: Quick Reference Tool

Family Law in BC: Quick Reference Tool

Introduces you to the basics of family law, how you can reach an agreement, and how to deal with issues involving children and money

 Families & childrenStaying out of court

English

Family Law in BC: Quick Reference Tool

Le droit de la famille en C.-B.: Outil de consultation rapide

This set of postcards introduces the reader to the basics of family law. Each card covers one legal aspect of separation, such as: which laws apply, how couples can reach agreements, and how to deal with issues involving children and money.The easy-to-understand information and visuals point readers toward next steps and further resources. Note that the translations have not yet been updated to match the current English version.

 Families & childrenStaying out of court

French

Family Law in BC: Quick Reference Tool

ਬੀ ਸੀ ਵਿਚ ਫੈਮਿਲੀ ਲਾਅ

This set of postcards introduces the reader to the basics of family law. Each card covers one legal aspect of separation, such as: which laws apply, how couples can reach agreements, and how to deal with issues involving children and money.The easy-to-understand information and visuals point readers toward next steps and further resources. Note that the translations have not yet been updated to match the current English version.

 Families & childrenStaying out of court

Punjabi

Family Law in BC: Quick Reference Tool

La Ley Familiar en Colombia Británica

This set of postcards introduces the reader to the basics of family law. Each card covers one legal aspect of separation, such as: which laws apply, how couples can reach agreements, and how to deal with issues involving children and money.The easy-to-understand information and visuals point readers toward next steps and further resources. Note that the translations have not yet been updated to match the current English version.

 Families & childrenStaying out of court

Spanish

Family Law in BC: Quick Reference Tool

卑詩省家庭法

This set of postcards introduces the reader to the basics of family law. Each card covers one legal aspect of separation, such as: which laws apply, how couples can reach agreements, and how to deal with issues involving children and money.The easy-to-understand information and visuals point readers toward next steps and further resources. Note that the translations have not yet been updated to match the current English version.

 Families & childrenStaying out of court

Chinese (traditional)

Family Law in BC: Quick Reference Tool

卑诗省家庭法

This set of postcards introduces the reader to the basics of family law. Each card covers one legal aspect of separation, such as: which laws apply, how couples can reach agreements, and how to deal with issues involving children and money.The easy-to-understand information and visuals point readers toward next steps and further resources. Note that the translations have not yet been updated to match the current English version.

 Families & childrenStaying out of court

Chinese (simplified)

Getting Parenting and Support Orders Flow Chart poster

Getting Parenting and Support Orders Flow Chart poster

An overview of the process for getting parenting and support orders in Provincial (Family) Court

 Families & childrenLegal system & courts

English

How Can We Resolve Our Family Law Issues poster

How Can We Resolve Our Family Law Issues poster

MyLawBC infographic poster that sets out information about how to resolve your family issues with or without going to court

 Families & childrenLegal help & lawyersStaying out of courtPromotional materials

English

How to Become a Child's Guardian

How to Become a Child's Guardian

Explains how to apply to court to become a child's guardian

 Families & children

English

How to Become a Child's Guardian

Comment devenir le tuteur d’un enfant

This fact sheet describes the new BC Family Law Act requirements for anyone applying to court to become a child's guardian. Anyone who wants to become a guardian can apply, including a parent who isn't a guardian, or any other person (relative or non-relative). The fact sheet includes:

 Families & children

French

Keeping Aboriginal Kids Safe

Keeping Aboriginal Kids Safe

Explains the child protection process for Aboriginal children and families

 Families & childrenAboriginal peoplesChild protection/removal

English

Living Together or Living Apart

Living Together or Living Apart

Explains the basics of family law in BC, separation and divorce, and how to work out child and spousal support

 Families & childrenWomenStaying out of court

English

Living Together or Living Apart

Vivre ensemble ou séparément

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).

 Families & childrenWomenStaying out of court

French

Living Together or Living Apart

ਇਕੱਠੇ ਰਹਿਣਾ ਜਾਂ ਅਲੱਗ ਰਹਿਣਾ

Common-Law Relationships, Marriage, Separation, and Divorce Explains the basics of family law in BC. Includes information about:

 Families & childrenWomenStaying out of court

Punjabi

Living Together or Living Apart

Viviendo Juntos o Separados

Common-Law Relationships, Marriage, Separation, and Divorce Explains the basics of family law in BC. Includes information about:

 Families & childrenWomenStaying out of court

Spanish

Living Together or Living Apart

共同生活或者分開生活

Common-Law Relationships, Marriage, Separation, and Divorce Explains the basics of family law in BC. Includes information about:

 Families & childrenWomenStaying out of court

Chinese (traditional)

Living Together or Living Apart

共同生活或者分开生活

Common-Law Relationships, Marriage, Separation, and Divorce Explains the basics of family law in BC. Includes information about:

 Families & childrenWomenStaying out of court

Chinese (simplified)

Parents' Rights, Kids' Rights

Parents' Rights, Kids' Rights

Explains what happens if the ministry has concerns about your child's safety or plans to remove your child from your home

 Families & childrenAboriginal peoplesChild protection/removal

English

Separation Agreements

Separation Agreements

Explains the law about fair division of family property or debt when spouses separate, and what to do if you believe your agreement might be unfair

 Families & childrenWomenStaying out of court

English

Separation Agreements

Accords de séparation : votre droit à l’équité

Your Right to Fairness Explains the law about the fair division of family property or debt when spouses separate, and what to do if you believe your agreement might be unfair. Provides information about:

 Families & childrenWomenStaying out of court

French

Separation Agreements

ਸੈਪਾਰੇਸ਼ਨ ਐਗਰੀਮੈਂਟਸ

Your Right to Fairness Explains the law about the fair division of family property or debt when spouses separate, and what to do if you believe your agreement might be unfair. Provides information about:

 Families & childrenWomenStaying out of court

Punjabi

Separation Agreements

Acuerdos de Separación

Your Right to Fairness Explains the law about the fair division of family property or debt when spouses separate, and what to do if you believe your agreement might be unfair. Provides information about:

 Families & childrenWomenStaying out of court

Spanish

Separation Agreements

Mga Kasunduan sa Paghihiwalay

Your Right to Fairness Explains the law about the fair division of family property or debt when spouses separate, and what to do if you believe your agreement might be unfair. Provides information about:

 Families & childrenWomenStaying out of court

Tagalog