Parenting, custody & access


Aboriginal Legal Aid in BC
Information and publications about the issues that are important to Aboriginal people, including family law, child protection, Gladue rights, First Nations Court, Indian Residential Schools Settlement, and harvesting rights (fishing, hunting, and gathering).

Website aimed at enhancing access to justice in BC links to legal information and education designed for the public from 24 contributor organizations, as well as selected others.

Courthouse Libraries BC
Find out about books, resources, and news related to law.

Department of Justice Canada — Create a Parenting Plan
Online tools for creating a parenting plan, including a guide on parenting after separation or divorce, a checklist of issues to consider when making a parenting plan, and sample clauses and wording for a parenting plan.

Family Justice (Attorney General ministry)
Basic information on family law topics and alternatives to court for family disputes.

International Child Abductions: A Guidebook for Left-Behind Parents
An online manual (also available as a PDF) providing information and resources about child abductions by one of the parents.

Question and answer pathways (on separation and divorce, making a will or personal plan, foreclosure, and family violence) that lead to an action plan. Plus an online negotiation platform for couples to work together on their separation plan/agreement. Publications about the law.

Representing Yourself in Court (Justice Education Society)
If you're thinking about representing yourself in court, here's a checklist of all the things you need to know.

Supreme Court BC — Online Help Guide
A website especially useful for those who are representing themselves in Supreme Court. It will help you learn about the court system, the specific laws in your case, what you and the other party must prove, what defences you have, and all the possible arguments for your case.