Resource Directory for Legal Information & Services

Family & Child Support

Government of BC

This website provides general information about family law in British Columbia. It includes information for people considering changes in their family relationships such as separation and divorce, and may be of interest to people thinking of marrying someone, or living with someone in a marriage-like relationship.

Justice Education Society

Whether you are working it out, or going to court, it is important to know your basic rights and responsibilities as a spouse and a parent.

Government of BC

FMEP is a free service of the BC Ministry of Justice helping families and children entitled to support under a maintenance order or agreement.

Supreme Court BC

Online help guide for parents who have gone through a separation from their partner.

Government of Canada

A step-by-step guide to federal child support, from the Department of Justice.

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Free Legal Advice

North Shore Women's Centre

Female family law lawyers provide private legal information and advice consultation for one hour on family law issues. This program is available to women whose personal annual income is below $45,000 after taxes. 

West Coast LEAF

Rise provides women with legal assistance in family law and related areas. Upper-year law students and lawyers work together at Rise to provide women with legal advice, help them file documents in court, represent them in Provincial Court in some cases, and generally support them to enforce their legal rights under family law.

Access Pro Bono

Visit their website, or call: 604-878-7400 or 1-800-762-6664. 

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Legal Advocacy

Battered Women's Support Services

A comprehensive program that includes:

  • Legal Advice and Full Representation

  • Family Law Clinic

  • The National Inquiry into MMIWG

  • Legal Advocacy Workshops

  • Court Forms Preparation Clinic

  • *Upcoming* MCFD Advocacy Clinics

North Shore Community Resources

The North Shore Legal Advocacy Program provides legal information and assistance on poverty law issues to people on the North Shore with low incomes, mental or physical disabilities, and others who have difficulties accessing legal services. It serves the City of North Vancouver, District of North Vancouver, District of West Vancouver, Bowen Island, and Lions Bay.

Vancouver & Lower Mainland Multicultural Family Support Services Society

We assist women experiencing sexual assault or abuse (physical, emotional, psychology and or/financial) stalking, hate crimes, threats, damages to their property, and any other offences related to an abusive relationships.