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Do I qualify for legal advice?
To be eligible for most of our legal advice services, your net monthly household income must be below the amount for your household size in the table below.
|Household size*||Net monthly income**|
|(number of family members)||(income after deductions)|
|1 – 4||$3,265|
|7 or more||$5,055|
*Family members include children and parent(s) or other adult(s) responsible for and living with the children.
**Income is your net income from all sources (excluding a common-law partner of two years or less) and child support payments.
If your income is higher than the limits in the table above, you can still receive:
- Up to 45 minutes of general help from family duty counsel (depending on their availability),
- a 45-minute appointment with a family advice lawyer (with a referral from a family justice counsellor),
- our publications on a variety of legal topics, and
- family law information on the Family Law in BC website.