Starting on July 2, 2020 and for a limited time as we deal with the challenges of COVID-19, there is a new process to change a child or spousal support agreement or order of the Provincial Court. This process is only for situations where support needs to change because income has changed since January 2020 as a result of COVID-19. Other issues, such as parenting arrangements or changes to child or spousal support for reasons that are not related to COVID-19 will not use this process. If you reach an agreement out of court, this service can help you document it, including preparing a written agreement or consent order package for the court, if applicable.
To get started, contact the Family Justice Services Division (FJSD) to schedule your individual needs assessment at 1-844-747-3963 or CSVariation@gov.bc.ca (B.C.-wide) or 250-356-7012 (Victoria). For more information, see HERE.
Note: If you need a protection order or have an urgent matter concerning a child’s safety or well-being or where irreparable harm will occur if it is not heard quickly, do not use the support variation process. See “How can I get a protection order in BC during the COVID-19 Coronavirus?”