The Family Advocate Support Line provides legal support to Law Foundation-funded family law advocates and other frontline workers, including transition home staff and settlement workers, by answering questions by telephone and email. FASL does not provide any direct services to clients, and instead focuses on coaching workers in community organisations who are assisting low-income clients and providing legal education and summary level advice. This is a part-time contract role.
If you are involved in a family law matter, you have certain rights under the law. However, to preserve your rights, you must pay attention to certain time limits. This document sets out some deadlines and time limits that may apply to you, and we have made it available in 6 languages.
Please note that this is for reference and information only; it is not legal advice. You should speak to a lawyer for advice on any deadlines that may apply to your own situation and what steps you may need to take.
Chinese (Simplified): Time Limits in BC Family Law-2021-SimplifiedChinese-WEB-RiseWomensLegal
This toolkit provides an overview of some of the major issues that lawyers may encounter when requesting or responding to psychological reports ordered under s. 211 of the Family Law Act. Section 211 reports (sometimes called “custody and access reports” in other jurisdictions) are frequently ordered in difficult family law cases involving parenting disputes and are intended to provide judges with independent information about the views and needs of children. They are a common feature of BC family law cases and can have important consequences for the participants.
This toolkit was developed primarily for lawyers working with women who have experienced family violence, but it may also be useful for lawyers who would like to learn more about s. 211 reports generally.