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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.

New Rules Amendments

Civil and Family Rules changes will be effective April 25. Masters, as well as judges, will be permitted to hear Trial Management Conferences in both civil and family cases; and certain Civil and Family Forms will be amended.