Useful websites for separating families

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The information on the following sites is compiled by government and private agencies and is believed to be generally reliable. However, Clay & Company has had no part in preparing the content, and assumes no responsibility for any inaccuracies. After reviewing the information on these sites or from any sources, you should still seek legal advice that is specific to your own situation, and will reflect the current state of the law.

GENERAL

  1. “About Divorce and Separation” a publication of the Department of Justice Canada: http://www.justice.gc.ca/eng/fl-df/divorce/sd.html
  2. British Columbia Family Justice Website: http://www.justicebc.ca/en/fam/index.html
  3. Family Law in British Columbia: a Legal Services Society website: http://www.familylaw.lss.bc.ca/
  4. Family Law, Department of Justice Canada website: http://www.justice.gc.ca/eng/fl-df/
  5. The Victoria Collaborative Family Law Group: http://www.collaborativefamilylawgroup.com/
  6. The BC Mediator Roster: http://www.mediatebc.com/
  7. Clicklaw, JP Boyd on Family Law http://wiki.clicklaw.bc.ca/index.php/JP_Boyd_on_Family_Law
  8. JP Boyd on Family Law: The Blog http://bcfamilylawresource.blogspot.ca/
  9. Legal Services Society http://www.lss.bc.ca/
  10. The Law Centre http://www.thelawcentre.ca/other_resources

VIOLENT OR ABUSIVE RELATIONSHIPS

  1. If you have concerns about a violent or abusive relationship, see the Public Health Agency of Canada web page on this topic: http://www.phac-aspc.gc.ca/ncfv-cnivf/famvio-eng.php
  2. Domestic Violence BC http://www.domesticviolencebc.ca/
  3. Provincial Office of Domestic Violence http://www.mcf.gov.bc.ca/podv/
  4. VictimLinkBC http://www.victimlinkbc.ca/vlbc/help/domestic_violence.page
  5. Families First http://www.familiesfirstbc.ca/find-services-for-families/health-safety/domestic- violence-information/

CHILD SUPPORT

  1. Federal Child Support Guidelines: Step by Step http://www.justice.gc.ca/eng/rp-pr/fl-lf/child-enfant/guide/
  2. BC Family Maintenance Enforcement Program (FMEP) http://www.fmep.gov.bc.ca/

CHILDREN

  1. Booklet for parents in PDF form “Because Life Goes On – Helping Children and Youth Live With Separation and Divorce” (Note: this is an archived document, and may not be up to date. Still, much of the general information here continues to be useful): http://www.phac-aspc.gc.ca/publicat/mh-sm/divorce/toc-eng.php
  2. Making Plans: A Guide to Parenting Arrangements After Separation or Divorce: http://www.justice.gc.ca/eng/fl-df/parent/mp-fdp/En-Parenting_Guide.pdf
  3. Information for younger children and teenagers regarding separation and divorce: http://www.familieschange.ca/
  4. The Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction: http://www.hcch.net/index_en.php?act=conventions.text&cid=24

SPOUSAL SUPPORT

  1. Spousal Support Advisory Guidelines: http://www.justice.gc.ca/eng/fl-df/spousal-epoux/ssag-ldfpae.html

ESTIMATING LEVEL OF SPOUSAL OR CHILD SUPPORT

  1. https://www.mysupportcalculator.ca/

TAXES AND TAX BENEFITS

  1. Canada Child Tax Benefit: http://www.servicecanada.gc.ca/eng/goc/cctb.shtml
  2. Canada Child Benefit: http://www.cra-arc.gc.ca/bnfts/ccb/menu-eng.html
  3. The Canada Revenue Agency homepage: http://www.cra-arc.gc.ca/menu-eng.html

PENSION ISSUES

  1. Dividing contributions to the Canada Pension Plan: http://www.servicecanada.gc.ca/eng/services/pensions/cpp/credit-split.shtml
  2. BC government pension plans (College, Municipal, Public Service, Teachers and WCB pension plans): http://www.pensionsbc.ca/portal/page/portal/pen_corp_home/pspp_home_page/pspp_tools/marital_breakdown/