If you're a parent with a low income and going through a separation or divorce, you may be eligible for up to three hours of free legal advice from a family advice lawyer. You may be able to get help even if you don't qualify for a legal aid lawyer.
Family advice lawyers can provide advice about:
- parenting time orcontact,
- guardianship / parenting time,
- child support,
- spousal support,
- property division (limited advice),
- child protection, and
- court procedures.
If your income is higher than our financial guideline limits for legal advice services, you may still receive:
- up to one hour of advice from a family advice lawyer if you're in mediation and have received a referral through the family justice counsellors.
Where can I find family advice lawyers?
Family Justice Centres and Justice Access Centres are open for some in-person services and also provide remote services by phone. Family advice lawyer services at Justice Access Centres have returned to in-person services, or you can request a phone consultation. Family advice lawyer services at Family Justice Centres are available by phone only at this time.
Contact the following locations for family advice lawyer services:
- Family Justice Centres in:
- New Westminster, and
- Prince George.
- Justice Access Centres in:
Get more information
For more information about this service, call Service BC and ask to be connected to the appropriate office.
604-660-2421 (Greater Vancouver)
1-800-663-7867 (elsewhere in BC)