Legal Services Society

The Legal Services Society (LSS) provides legal aid in BC. Legal aid includes representation by a lawyer, legal advice, and legal information. LSS gives priority to people with low incomes, but many of its services are available to all British Columbians. LSS's mission is to provide innovative and collaborative legal aid services that enable people with low incomes to effectively address their issues within the justice system.

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A checklist of the information/facts you need when you attend a Family Case Conference in Provincial Court to try to settle some of the issues around parenting, guardianship, and contact with a child (and sometimes ...
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A checklist of the information/facts needed to support an application for child or spousal support/maintenance, custody, guardianship, or access. Also contains a link to a downloadable PDF version of the checklist.
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You and your spouse might have decided to end your relationship, but for financial or other reasons, you can't live separately. This fact sheet describes how you can prove to a court that you and your spouse have ...
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This fact sheet describes what separation is, whether it's between married or common-law couples. Includes what to take with you when you leave and the reasons for writing a separation agreement.
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The booklet explains what happens when an accused person wants to plead not guilty to a summary offence. It’s designed to guide a self-represented person through the basic steps in the court process both before and at a ...
Also available in: French
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Describes the child protection process in flow chart form. Step-by-step overview starts at the investigation, shows outcomes of the presentation hearing, and ends with possible outcomes of the protection hearing. ...
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Self-help guide for either party to change a family order (for issues such as parenting, child/spousal support, and property) in either BC Provincial or Supreme Court if they don't agree on the terms. Includes links to ...
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Describes what abuse is, how to protect yourself and your children, what the courts can do, deciding parenting arrangements, and where to get help and support. Includes a checklist of what to take with you when you ...
Also available in: Chinese (simplified), Chinese (traditional), French, Punjabi, Spanish
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This fact sheet describes the difference between Provincial and Supreme Court for family law issues and explains when you might use each court.
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This fact sheet describes both final orders and interim orders, and touches on how to appeal and change orders and how to make an interim order into a final order.
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