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People's Law School is a non-profit society in British Columbia, dedicated to making the law accessible to everyone. We provide free education and information to help people effectively deal with the legal problems of daily life.

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Occasionally, those who work or supply materials on a construction project aren’t paid for the work or materials supplied. A “builders lien” can help them collect the money they’re owed.
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A divorce is a court order ending a valid marriage. An annulment is a court order declaring a marriage invalid. Each order is granted only if certain requirements are met.
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If a notice of claim names you as a defendant in a Small Claims Court lawsuit, learn what options you have, how to act on them, and what happens next.
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BC’s residential tenancy law applies to most types of rental housing in the province. Learn key aspects of this law, and answers to common questions raised by tenants and landlords.
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It is criminal harassment for someone to repeatedly follow or contact you or engage in threatening behaviour, so as to make you afraid. Also capable of being criminal harassment: cyberbullying.
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Animated series educating people on problems that can arise with credit cards. In this episode, Aesha gets her credit card and ends up going over her limit and getting charged an overlimit fee. Credit card cocktail ...
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Under the law, a child born outside marriage is treated the same as a child born to married parents. However, there are some implications for parents and other practical considerations.
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Before lending money to someone, a lender may ask for someone else to “co-sign” or “guarantee” the loan. Learn what to consider if you’re asked to co-sign or guarantee a loan.
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When a couple separates, they must decide on the care of their children. There are two laws and a host of legal concepts that deal with the issues in play.
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Under the law in BC, not all contracts are alike. If you enter into a contract, your cancellation rights depend on the type of agreement you made and the circumstances.
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