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Family advice lawyers

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 or contact / access,
  • guardianship / custody,
  • child support,
  • property division (limited advice),
  • tentative settlement agreements, and
  • court procedures.

Where can I find family advice lawyers?

Family advice lawyers are available at the following locations.

  • Family Justice Centres in:
    • Kamloops,
    • Kelowna,
    • New Westminster,
    • Prince George, and
    • Surrey.
  • Justice Access Centres in:

If your income is over our eligibility guidelines, you can get a referral for services from a family justice counsellor or a child support officer.

Get more information

For more information about this service, call Service BC and ask to be connected to the appropriate office.

Vancouver Victoria Outside Vancouver and Victoria
604-660-2421 250-387-6121 1-800-663-7867