Legislation/Court rules

Here are links to the acts or regulations (laws) that you might need to look at if you're dealing with a family law issue.


Aboriginal people

Schedule 1 (Child, Family and Community Service Regulation)
Lists designated representatives of different Aboriginal organizations

Abuse & family violence

Assaults (Criminal Code)
Information about what kind of behaviour is considered an assault under the law

Section 810 (Criminal Code)
Information about peace bonds

Part 9 (Family Law Act) (effective March 18, 2013)
Protection from family violence

Section 38 (Family Law Act) (effective March 18, 2013)
Assessing family violence

Victims of Crime Act (provincial)

Adoption

Adoption Act (provincial)

Child protection / removal

Child, Family and Community Service Act (provincial)

Child, Family and Community Service Regulation

Court Rules Act — Provincial Court (Child, Family and Community Service Act) Rules

Schedule 1 (Child, Family and Community Service Regulation)
Lists the designated representatives of different Aboriginal organizations

Section 22 (Child, Family and Community Service Act)
Mediation during the child protection process

Children & teens

Child, Family and Community Service Act (provincial)

Common-law relationships

Court Rules Act — Provincial Court (Family) Rules

Court Rules Act — Supreme Court Family Rules (effective July 1, 2010)

Family Law Act (provincial) (effective March 18, 2013)

Part 2, Division 1 (Family Law Act) (effective March 18, 2013)
Resolving family law disputes out of court preferred

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Divorce & separation

Court Rules Act — Provincial Court (Family) Rules

Court Rules Act — Supreme Court Family Rules (effective July 1, 2010)

Divorce Act (federal)

Family Law Act (provincial) (effective March 18, 2013)

Part 2, Division 1 (Family Law Act) (effective March 18, 2013)
Resolving family law disputes out of court preferred

Grandparents / relatives

Old Age Security Act

Immigrants

Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (federal)

Legal system & courts

Court Rules Act — Provincial Court (Family) Rules

Court Rules Act — Supreme Court Family Rules (effective July 1, 2010)

Parenting, custody & access

Court Rules Act — Provincial Court (Family) Rules

Court Rules Act — Supreme Court Family Rules (effective July 1, 2010)

Divorce Act (federal)

Family Law Act (provincial) (effective March 18, 2013)

Section 16 (Divorce Act)
Information about a divorced parent’s rights

Part 2, Division 1 (Family Law Act) (effective March 18, 2013)
Resolving family law disputes out of court preferred

Part 4, Division 1 (Family Law Act) (effective March 18, 2013)
Best Interests of Child

Part 4, Division 2 (Family Law Act) (effective March 18, 2013)
Parenting Arrangements

Section 39 (Family Law Act) (effective March 18, 2013)
Parents are generally guardians

Part 4, Division 3 (Family Law Act) (effective March 18, 2013)
Guardianship

Part 4, Division 4 (Family Law Act) (effective March 18, 2013)
Contact with a Child

Property

Land (Spouse Protection) Act (provincial)

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Support — child

Court Rules Act — Provincial Court (Family) Rules

Court Rules Act — Supreme Court Family Rules (effective July 1, 2010)

Divorce Act (federal)

Family Maintenance Enforcement Act (provincial)

Family Law Act (provincial) (effective March 18, 2013)

Federal Child Support Guidelines

Federal Child Support Tables

Interjurisdictional Support Orders Act (provincial)
Support orders if one party lives outside BC

Part 7, Division 2 (Family Law Act) (effective March 18, 2013)
Child support

Section 15.1 (Divorce Act)
Child support

Part 2, Division 1 (Family Law Act) (effective March 18, 2013)
Resolving family law disputes out of court preferred

Support — spousal

Court Rules Act — Provincial Court (Family) Rules

Court Rules Act — Supreme Court Family Rules (effective July 1, 2010)

Divorce Act (federal)

Family Maintenance Enforcement Act (provincial)

Family Law Act (provincial) (effective March 18, 2013)

Interjurisdictional Support Orders Act (provincial)
Support orders if one party lives outside BC

Part 7, Division 4 (Family Law Act) (effective March 18, 2013)
Spousal support

Part 2, Division 1 (Family Law Act) (effective March 18, 2013)
Resolving family law disputes out of court preferred

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