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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: legalaid.bc.ca, family.legalaid.bc.ca, aboriginal.legalaid.bc.ca, and mylawbc.com.

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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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Adoption

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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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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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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Your home on reserve - Who can stay in the family home on reserve

Describes the laws (as of December 16, 2014) about homes on reserve. Has information on who can stay in the family home on reserve after a separation or a partner dies, who these laws apply to, and where to get help ...
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Wills and estates on reserve

Describes how wills and estates on reserve are different from wills and estates off reserve for status Indians who ordinarily lived on reserve at the time of their death.
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Abuse & family violence

Describes the challenges Aboriginal families and communities face when there's abuse and family violence. Explains types of abuse that are against the law, and where victims can get help and support services. Includes ...
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