Common Questions

How do I know which court to go to for a family matter?

Figuring out which court you should go to is an important first step in any family law case. Although the Supreme Court and the Provincial Court in BC handle different types of cases, they also handle some of the same types. However, procedures, time frames, costs, and the kinds of orders you can get for each court are different.

Good starting points include:

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Last reviewed January 2015

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