BC Ministry of Attorney General

The Ministry of Attorney General leads law reform, sees that public affairs are administered in accordance with the law, and ensures British Columbia is a province where people are safe. Its portfolio includes justice system reform; provision of family justice services; funding of legal aid; family maintenance enforcement; crime prevention and restorative justice; protection of children and vulnerable adults; law enforcement; victim services; and addressing violence against women.

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Small claims court is meant to be a "do-it-yourself" kind of court, where ordinary people can handle their own cases. This guide gives a basic explanation of small claims court, explains the small claims process through ...
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Forms and guides for applying for a support order, or to change or enforce a support order, where one party lives outside BC and the other lives in the province. These forms under the interjurisdictional support order ...
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This website provides general information about family law in British Columbia. It has information for people considering changes in their family relationships such as separation and divorce, and may be of interest to ...
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A short interview with Sharon, who talks about her experience with child protection mediation. She tells us how mediation helps both sides in a dispute reach a decision together in a non-judgmental way.
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This guide is for people involved in small claims actions from $10,000 to $35,000. It explains the mediation program available, how to start the mediation process, and the basic information behind the mediation process.
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Information for the person receiving support (the recipient) about how long child support has to be paid for children over the age of majority.
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Crown counsel are prosecutors who work for the Criminal Justice Branch of the Ministry of Justice. The Criminal Justice Branch operates independently of government and within the justice system. They do not represent ...
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Frequently asked questions about the laws that apply where one party lives outside BC and the other lives in the province, and one party wants to obtain a support order, change an existing order, or enforce an order. In ...
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The Family Maintenance Enforcement Program can take certain actions to make sure the person who is supposed to pay support (the payor) makes his or her support payments. One of those actions – for payors who own a ...
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Once a support order or agreement is filed with the Family Maintenance Enforcement Program, the person paying support (the payor) is required to send payments to FMEP, not to the recipient. This page has information on ...
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