On our Family Law in BC website, the topic that gets the most interest is divorce and separation. Separation is a big step in people’s lives. Those who are going through a separation, or have gone through it, have questions about what the law says and how it will impact their family.
MyLawBC has three guided pathways that can help people going through a separation: Make a separation plan, Get a family order, and I’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.
If you want to create a separation agreement, MyLawBC has the Dialogue Tool. This tool sets you up with the framework of a legal agreement. It gives you and your spouse a platform to work together to fill out that agreement and create a legal document that works for both of you.
Note: If you’d like to try out the Dialogue Tool, please list your last name as Mylawbc so that we can tell your test account apart from other accounts.
Abuse and family violence is an unfortunate reality and one that can rear its head during separation. This abuse doesn’t have to be physical, but no matter what form it takes, it can drastically impact people going through a separation. MyLawBC has a pathway that helps you reflect on your relationship to recognize the signs of abuse and to learn about how it can affect your separation. It helps you make a safety plan and lets you know who can help.