In BC, both the Supreme Court and the Provincial Court hear family law cases. The Supreme Court hears cases involving divorce, adoption, and the division of family property. It also hears cases involving parenting arrangements resulting from a separation.
Child protection matters must be heard in Provincial Court. If a case involves guardianship, parenting time, or child support, these matters can be heard in either court.
If you and your spouse agree on issues relating to the separation, you can get a divorce without going to court. Even though disagreements are common, very few family cases go as far as a trial. The large majority of family disputes get resolved by an agreement between the parties – often with the assistant of mediation.
Areas of Family Law we specialize in:
Division of Property