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 poster gives a step-by-step over of the process for getting parenting and support orders, including which forms you need to file. Updated to conform to the new BC Family Law Act.
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This fact sheet defines child support; identifies the relevant laws and guidelines; defines "undue hardship," "special and extraordinary expenses," and the "40 percent principle"; sets out income tax implications; ...
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Explains about child protection law and what parents or guardians can do if the director of Child Welfare removes their child or is planning to remove their child from the home. Describes what happens at court and where ...
Also available in: French
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This fact sheet provides a brief overview of family law legal issues as they apply to Aboriginal people. Covers caring for children, parenting arrangements, child and spousal support, property, and income assistance.
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This fact sheet describes what Aboriginal parents and their communities can do in Aboriginal child protection cases. BC law says that if any child is at risk, he or she must be removed from their home. It also says that ...
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Do-it-yourself guide for people who cannot afford to pay court filing fees, but want to begin, defend, or continue an application for a divorce or an application to get or change parenting or support orders in the ...
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This fact sheet defines access to children and what this means in family law, and sets out some of the different types of access (specified, supervised) that may be arranged by parents and guardians (applies also to ...
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This fact sheet defines spousal support, identifies the relevant laws and guidelines, and explains what kind of financial information spouses have to provide to each other. Also talks about enforcing or changing a ...
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This fact sheet describes guardianship under the Family Law Act. Includes who is a guardian, who can apply to become one, what being a guardian means, what happens when you separate, what you need to put into an ...
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List of links to descriptions of services that can help with family law issues. Each page in the "Who can help" section links to further information about that service.
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