Describes what Aboriginal parents and their communities can do in Aboriginal child protection matters, and emphasizes parents' rights to get a lawyer as soon as they are under investigation for a child protection matter. Also includes space to write down important details, such as court dates
Online resource for parents and community workers dealing with divorce and separation in Aboriginal communities.
This fact sheet provides a brief overview of family law legal issues as they apply to Aboriginal people. Covers caring for children, custody, access, guardianship, child and spousal support, property, and income assistance
Chapter of a manual available on the LSS website. Provides an overview of Aboriginal family law issues, including child welfare, custom adoption, custom marriage, custody, family access, and maintenance and enforcement because of a family breakdown. Summarizes Aboriginal issues and resources
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 grandparents, aunts and uncles, and other relatives
Access Justice provides free legal aid clinics and other pro bono services to British Columbians who cannot afford a lawyer.
An 8½-minute video clip excerpted from a 2-DVD set created by the Continuing Legal Education Society of British Columbia. Using the fictional case of Dean and Saya, a couple separating after 17 years of marriage, this video introduces mediation in family law cases and how it works.
This script explains what you can do if someone is threatening you or assaults you. You can either apply for a peace bond against a person who has threatened to hurt you or damage your property, or ask that the person who has hurt or threatened you be charged with assault
People involved in a family law case in BC Supreme Court may need a temporary (interim) order to deal with urgent problems that can't wait until the case settles or goes to trial. This script explains why you may need a temporary order, how to apply for the order, and what to do before the hearing
Parents have a legal responsibility to financially support their children, whether or not they live together. Visit this section of the Family Justice website for information on making child support decisions.