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Agreements

If you both agree about family issues, you can put that into a written legal agreement.

File your agreement in Provincial Court
How to create a court file for your Provincial Court case by taking your signed agreement to the court registry.

File your agreement in Supreme Court
How to create a court file for your Supreme Court case by taking your signed agreement to the court registry.

Set aside all or part of an agreement (Provincial or Supreme Court)
How to ask the court to change an agreement by replacing all or part of it with a new court order.

Write your own separation agreement
How to write a legally binding separation agreement if you're going through separation and/or divorce.


Family Maintenance Enforcement Program

Deal with a committal hearing (for payors)
This guide tells you how to prepare for a committal hearing, options to avoid the hearing, what you have to explain to the judge, how to apply to change an order, and how the judge might rule at the hearing.


Family orders if you can agree

Whether or not you're applying for divorce, you can get a consent order about your family issues (parenting, child/spousal support, division of property/debts).

Get a final family order

Get a final family order (Provincial or Supreme Court)
How to apply for a final family consent order about parenting, support, or property.

Get an interim family order

Start a family law case to get a new order (Provincial or Supreme Court)
Steps to take before you can apply for an interim family consent order about parenting or support.

Get an interim family order (Provincial or Supreme Court)
How to get a temporary court order for parenting or support arrangements until a judge can make a final order.

Change a family order

Change a family order (Provincial or Supreme Court)
How to apply to change an existing court order.


Family orders if you can't agree

Whether or not you're applying for divorce, you can get a court order about your family issues (parenting, child/spousal support, and/or division of property/debts).

Get a final family order

Start a family law case to get a new order (Provincial or Supreme Court)
Steps to take before you can apply for a final family order about parenting or support.

Get a final family order (Provincial or Supreme Court)
How to apply for a court order to decide your parenting or support issues.

Get an interim family order

Start a family law case to get a new order (Provincial or Supreme Court)
Steps to take before you can apply for an interim family order about parenting or support.

Get an interim family order (Provincial or Supreme Court)
How to get a temporary court order for parenting or support arrangements until a judge can make a final order.

Change a family order

Start a family law case to change an order (Provincial Court)
Steps to take before you can apply to change an existing Provincial Court family order.

Change a family order (Provincial or Supreme Court)
How to apply to change an existing order.

Change a support order (Divorce Act) made outside BC
How to apply to a BC court to change a child or spousal support order made in a divorce proceeding in another province under the Divorce Act.

Court forms