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Legal Aid BC

Legal Aid BC is a non-profit organization created by the Legal Services Society (LSS) Act in 1979 to provide legal information, advice, and representation services. Our priority is to serve the interests of people with low incomes, but many of our services are available to all British Columbians. Our services are offered at legal aid locations throughout the province, and online through our websites:,,, and

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How to Become a Child's Guardian

This fact sheet explains who can become a guardian and how to apply to court to become one. Includes links to the Family Law in BC website to help with the application process, and links to required forms. (Links and ...
Also available in: French
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Separation Agreements: Your Rights and Options

Explains the law about dividing family property or debt fairly when spouses separate, and what to do about an unfair agreement. Describes how to prepare a financial statement for court, how to manage your case, and ...
Also available in: Chinese (simplified), Chinese (traditional), Punjabi, Spanish, Tagalog/Filipino
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Working with Your Legal Aid Lawyer

This fact sheet outlines client and lawyer roles and responsibilities, so each knows what to expect from the legal aid contract. It also explains what the lawyer’s time on the case includes, what the lawyer can’t do, ...
Also available in: Chinese (simplified), Chinese (traditional), Farsi (Persian), Spanish
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Family law in BC

Information and self-help guides on family law in BC. Topics covered include abuse, adoption, child protection/removal, common-law relationships, custody & access, divorce & separation, child support, and spousal ...
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Family Law Illustrated Scenarios

Short, illustrated scenarios with likeable characters sharing concerns and information about family law issues. These engaging picture stories are designed to capture readers’ own situations and lead them to online (and ...
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Explains the different types of adoption in BC, and where to find out more about applying.
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Child protection

Identifies the law around child protection for Aboriginal children in BC, sets out some aspects of the child protection/removal process, and explains parents' and band rights and responsibilities.
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Child & spousal support

Describes child and spousal support, how to track support payments, and what to do if the payor can't or won't pay.
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Aboriginal Legal Aid in BC

This website is for people who identify as Aboriginal, and the people who help them. Features up-to-date legal information, links to community-based resources and Aboriginal publications.
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Abuse & family violence

Information about how to recognize abuse and harassment and what you can do to help protect yourself or others from being abused.
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