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People's Law School

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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Guardianship, Parenting Arrangements, and Contact

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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Changes to the Divorce Act

On March 1, 2021, the federal Divorce Act is changing. As of that date, if you’re in the process of getting a divorce, or are thinking about getting divorced, the new rules will apply to you. Learn about some of the ...
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Income & Finances

Taking control of your financial situation. Topics include your rights on opening a bank account, how to protect your rights and deal with problems, paying income tax, and what you can do if you invest and something ...
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Condos

Practical information on your rights and responsibilities when living in a strata. Topics include getting your special project approved, dealing with your strata, and getting a bylaw changed.
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Neighbours

Practical, step-by-step information for dealing with problems involving neighbours. Topics include problems involving fences, trees, odours, noise, untidy premises, and parking. Also: tips for talking with your ...
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Coronavirus: Your Legal Questions Answered

Practical guidance and answers to common questions on the legal aspects of the coronavirus pandemic. Covering a wide range of areas, from rights of workers to preparing a will during the time of COVID-19 to life in ...
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Pets

Practical information on your legal responsibilities as a pet owner. Topics include taking care of pets at home, pets in public, and who can be held liable for dog attacks.
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Credit Reports

Practical, step-by-step information on credit reports. Topics include ordering your credit report, who has access to your credit report, fixing a mistake on your credit report, improving your credit score, and taking ...
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When I'm 64: Services for Older Adults

This booklet explains the services available to help older adults make informed decisions and lead a healthy life as they age. It covers health care, housing, transportation and recreation services. For more ...
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Buying a Home in BC

This publication is for those who want to buy a home in British Columbia. It steps you through the process, from making an offer to closing the deal. It also explains the common legal documents involved — in language ...
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