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What are the most common family law issues?

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Aug 17, 2023

For separation and divorce, the key legal issues include parenting arrangements, child support, spousal support, and property division. People are encouraged to try to resolve their family law issues outside of court through negotiation, mediation, or other forms of dispute resolution.

The BC government provides Family Justice Centres throughout the province which provide free help to address separation/divorce issues.

If the issues can’t be resolved outside of court, people may end up in either the Provincial Court or Supreme Court of British Columbia. If you have family law questions, Ask JES.