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Consolidation of Family SC and PC Rules

  • April 09, 2013

Due to inquiries regarding consolidation of the Supreme Court and Provincial Court Family rules effective March 18, please find those consolidated rules at the following links: Provincial Court (Family) Rules and Supreme Court Family Rules.

Family Law Act forms

  • March 12, 2013

The new and revised Family Law Act forms are now available on the Ministry of Justice internet site. You can access the forms here.

Family Law Act Court Rules Amended

  • February 13, 2013

On February 5, amendments were made to the court rules regarding applications for orders for guardianship of a child under the Family Law Act. These amendments will come into force March 18.

Family Law Act

  • June 19, 2012

The new Family Law Act will come into effect March 18, 2013.

Hearing Fees Suspended

  • June 12, 2012

Pending a BC Court of Appeal decision in Vilardell v Dunham, the Court Services Branch has advised that it has suspended the processing of payments and issuance of invoices for hearing fees for Supreme Court civil jury and non-jury trials.

Notice to Mediate (Family)

  • May 15, 2012

Notice to Mediate (Family) Regulation now effective province wide: parties involved in Supreme Court family cases may request mediation to resolve disputes.

Supreme Court Civil and Family Rules

  • May 08, 2012

Amendments to the Supreme Court civil and family rules are now in effect. Learn more/access the updated forms on the Ministry of Justice website.

Federal Child Support Guidelines

  • January 04, 2012

Amendments to the Federal Child Support Guidelines to update the Child Support Tables came into force on December 31, 2011.