Family Court Rules

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What is this engagement about?

The Provincial Court Family Rules (the rules) are used to manage cases and resolve issues within the jurisdiction of the provincial court (parenting arrangements, child support, contact with a child, guardianship of a child and spousal support). The rules also apply to enforcement of child and spousal support under the Family Maintenance Enforcement Act (FMEA).

Comments may be provided in the following ways:

  • Email:
  • Fax: 250-356-2721
  • Regular mail: Family Policy Legislation & Transformation

Justice Services Branch

Ministry of Attorney General

PO Box 9222, Stn Prov Govt

Victoria, B.C. V8W 9J1

The ministry will assume that all comments received are not confidential and that respondents consent to the ministry attributing their comments to them and to the release or publication of their submissions. Any requests for confidentiality or anonymity, must be clearly marked and will be respected to the extent permitted by freedom of information legislation.

The consultation is open until December 16, 2019.

For more information, please visit the Provincial Court Family Rules Consultation web page.


How will my contribution make a difference?

The Ministry of Attorney General and the Provincial Court of British Columbia invite comments on the proposed new Provincial Court Family Rules and forms. Feedback will be considered in finalizing the rules, which will be reviewed with the Provincial Court Family Rules Working Group and Steering Committee, the Chief Judge and eventually prepared as an Order in Council for consideration by cabinet.

Details of the Consultation:

Date: October 29 to December 16, 2019

Status: Open

Location: Province-wide

Category: Families & Residents

Type: Email, Online, In-person

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