Issues around divorce and separation are some of the most common legal problems that people will experience. On our Family Law in BC website, just the pages about divorce were viewed almost 1.5 million times last year. It’s clear that people who are going through a separation or have gone through one have questions about what the law says and what the impact on their family is going to be.
To help with this, MyLawBC has three guided pathways that can help people going through a separation. Make a separation plan helps you figure out the best way for you and your spouse to work through your family matters. When you can’t work together, Get a family order will give you the information you need to get a court order to resolve your issue. Finally, I’ve been served with a court document tells you what to do next once you’ve been served with a court document. Each of these pathways helps you with an aspect of the separation process by analyzing your situation and giving you the information you need to take action.
It’s also important to acknowledge that abusive relationships bring unique considerations to the process of separating. MyLawBC helps to address this with a pathway that helps you reflect on your relationship so that you can recognize the signs of abuse and the impact it could have on your separation. It then helps you create a safety plan and find the support you need to keep you and your family safe.