2018 Bi-Monthly Update Series: November/December

To keep you informed, here are some highlights of changes and updates made to Clicklaw in November and December:

Jan-Feb | Mar-Apr | May-Jun | Jul-Aug | Sep-Oct | Nov-Dec


Disability Alliance BC

Legal Services Society

People’s Law School

See their recently updated listings here (sorted by “last reviewed date”), which includes the following content:

  • Money and debt, including mortgages, borrowing money, credit cards, credit reports, dealing with debt, and getting out of debt
  • Employment, including your rights at work, getting paid, and if you’re fired or laid off (more to come)
  • Health, including your medical records (more to come)

Amici Curiae

A Home for Finola and I: Barriers to Pet-Friendly Housing
by Atira Women’s Resource Society

A review of the benefits of living with companion animals as well as the barriers to accessible pet-friendly housing in Vancouver. Published in January 2018, this paper was written by a law student as a research assignment for a course.

Out of Pocket
by UVic Access to Justice Centre for Excellence (ACE)

An online tool that helps to put a dollar figure on the out-of-pocket costs to individuals and families during a family law dispute. It uses typical stories and experiences to provide snapshots of family law costs.

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New Online Divorce “App”

This morning, the BC Ministry of Attorney General announced the new Online Divorce Assistant Application. This new online tool will assist people in BC to finalize divorces. It is intended to speed up processing times and to help get rid of filing errors.

Who is it for (currently)?

Applicants who:

The new Online Divorce Assistant Application
  • agree on all family law issues applicable to them – such as spousal support, and dividing family property and debt(s);
  • do not have dependent children; and
  • who intend to “joint-file” their divorces (work together, in cooperation, to get the job done).

Currently, 30% of the 10,000 divorces filed every year in BC are filed jointly.

How do I use the App?

You can use the Online Divorce Assistant on any smartphone or computer, but it is ideally viewed on devices that are at least tablet-sized. It takes about 15-30 minutes to complete.

What does the App do?

Once you go through the app and answer all its questions, you can print out the finished documents and take them to a BC Supreme Court registry for filing.

Will the App change over time?

According to the Ministry, “Plans are underway to expand the Online Divorce Assistant in coming months to include joint-filing divorces in cases that involve children.”

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