JP Boyd on Family Law – JP Boyd's Family Law blog is an incredibly valuable. If you're not ready to approach a lawyer but want to get a general idea of your legal position, JP Boyd's blog may be helpful.
ClickLaw – ClickLaw provides legal education, information, and resources in many areas of law. If you have no idea where to start but aren't ready to reach out to a lawyer yet, ClickLaw can be a great resource.
Canadian Bar Association – The Canadian Bar Association's Dial-a-Law website is a useful resource for the public. It offers general information on a variety of topics.
Legal Aid BC – If you do not have the financial resources to pay for a lawyer, you may qualify for Legal Aid. Legal Aid is only available for criminal and some family issues.
Small Claims BC – The BC Small Claims Court has a useful website that can help guide you through the process for resolving disputes of under $35,000. For disputes of under $5,000, you may be able to use their online Civil Resolution Tribunal.
The Peoples Law School
The People's Law School has a number of helpful guides that are clearly written and concise. They may be a helpful resource for if you'd like to do some research before consulting a lawyer. In particular, we'd recommend:
A Death in Your Family – This guide covers preparing for the death of a loved one, what to do immediately after the death, making the funeral arrangements, and where to find support.
Being an Executor – If you've been named as an executor in a will and don't know where to start, this guide will help. It helps immensely to understand the role from the outset, and to start by ensuring you have the relevant information and documents.
Child Support – This guide explains what child support is and who has to pay it, the duty of a parent or guardian to support their child, and where to get more help
Volunteers and the Law – This guide helps volunteers, staff and board members learn about how the law applies to volunteer activities and the work you do in order to minimize risk.
MyLaw BC – This is a resource developed by the Legal Services Society of BC (Legal Aid). It has information on a wide variety of topics.