Common Questions

I want to learn about the new BC Family Law Act

The Family Law Act came into force on March 18, 2013. If you are in the middle of resolving a family law issue, the new law can affect you in many ways. You need to understand the terminology introduced by the new Act and the changes it brings about.

Good starting points include:

  • The New BC Family Law Act - FAQs, from Legal Services Society, is a fact sheet that briefly answers questions about your court case, issues about children, property & debt, new legal terms, and support payments.
  • Guide to the New BC Family Law Act, from Legal Services Society, describes some of the important changes that the Family Law Act brings about.
  • JP Boyd on Family Law, from JP Boyd, is a Clicklaw Wikibook that provides practical, in-depth coverage of family law. Written in plain language, with rollover definitions for legal terms, it is fully up to date with the Family Law Act.

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Last reviewed January 2015

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