There are several people and organizations that can help you if:
- you need help with filling out court forms for a family law case, and
- you can't afford a lawyer.
Give them all the information you need for the forms and then they'll:
- sit with you while you fill out your forms, or
- let you fill our your own forms and then check them to make sure everything's correct.
Here's a list of who can help you:
- Family advice lawyers. You'll find them at:
- the Justice Access Centres in Vancouver, Victoria, and Nanaimo
- the Family Justice Centres in Kamloops, Kelowna, New Westminster, Prince George, and Surrey
- Family duty counsel lawyers. You'll find them at some courts.
- Family justice counsellors. They can only help you with Provincial Court forms. You'll find them in Family Justice Centres across BC.
- Family LawLINE.
You can also get help from:
- Free (pro bono) legal clinics. You'll find them all across BC.
- Justice Access Centre's Self-Help and Information Services in Vancouver (Supreme Court forms only) and the Resource Room in Victoria (for both Provincial and Supreme Court forms).
Some lawyers now offer unbundled legal services, which means you can pay them to help you with part of your family law problem, and you handle the rest of your case yourself.