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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This fact sheet describes what the basic guidelines are around debts after separation for married and common-law couples.
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This self-help guide explains how and when to use a Notice of Intention to Proceed, a form that you fill out and serve on the other party when there has been a long delay in your Supreme Court action and you want to ...
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This fact sheet contains a list of the terms and form names used under the old Supreme Court Rules and the new Supreme Court Family Rules that came into effect on July 1, 2010, for people to use if they started cases ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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