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MyLawBC can help you with your family law matters

Are you separated, separating, or thinking about separating from your spouse? Wondering what your next steps are? Worried about money? Overwhelmed by the many choices you have? If so, MyLawBC’s three Family pathways can guide you to the best course of action for your situation. They will also tell you about people and services that can help along the way. There are three pathways available: Make a separation plan, Get a family order, and Served with a court document. You choose the pathway that applies to you. For example, if you’re separating from your spouse, start by making a separation plan, so that you can map out what’s best for you and your family. If, after making a separation plan, you need to go to court, the Get court orders pathway will help you choose which court works for you and help you navigate the court process. And, of course, if your spouse has served you with court documents, the Served with court documents pathway will walk you through what to do next.

Each pathway asks you questions about your circumstances (married/common-law, children, property, finances, etc.). Then the pathways lead you to an endpoint that sets out what you need to know, what to do now, and what to do next. You can print the action plan for your situation.

The Make a separation plan and Served with court documents pathways also refer you to the Dialogue Tool. This is an online negotiation platform that allows you to discuss issues with your spouse online and work out the details of a separation agreement. Along the way, MyLawBC provides you with full information about what your legal options are, so you can negotiate effectively. Using the Dialogue Tool can help keep you out of court (and save you the money that would cost!)

You can go through each of these pathways in 20 minutes or less. Your answers are completely confidential and will be deleted when you leave the pathway.

MyLawBC can help if you’re facing foreclosure

Have you missed making a mortgage payment on your home? Or are you worried about missing a payment? If you answered yes to either question, the Foreclosure pathway on MyLawBC will guide you to people and services for help. The pathway will ask you more questions like these to find out about your situation. Then it will give you answers to help you keep your house, condominium, or townhouse. You’ll receive practical information on how to avoid foreclosure and where to find financial and legal help. A handy checklist and general tips are included.

If you decide to go to court, you’ll get an overview of the court process, information on how to prepare for court, and links to sample court documents.

When you’ve completed the Foreclosure pathway, you can print the action plan for your situation. It will list who to contact for free legal help and where to get free publications about foreclosure.

You can go through the entire pathway in less than 20 minutes. Your answers are completely confidential and will be deleted when you leave the pathway.

Foreclosure is one of several pathways on MyLawBC. They all guide users to solutions for their legal issue.

What you can find on MyLawBC

MyLawBC is fast approaching. In a few months, the site will throw open its doors and start helping people from all across BC. In the lead-up to the launch, we’d like to give you a closer look at what you can expect from MyLawBC, starting with an overview of the site’s structure and how users will navigate the site:  


You can see there are seven guided pathways users can go through, and that the pathways fall into four categories — family violence, family (separation and divorce), foreclosure, and wills and personal planning. Each pathway will take you to a unique endpoint depending on your particular situation. An endpoint is a customized Web page (that you can download or print) that will set out your next practical steps and provide useful resources. The family endpoints also lead to the dialogue tool, an online negotiation platform you and your partner can use to work through the details of a separation or divorce. There is also a publications section where you can download public legal education and information materials or order print copies to be delivered to your home or office for free.

Over the next few weeks, we’ll be exploring each of these sections in more detail.