A new service on the MyLawBC website. Free mediation for child support from Legal Aid BC.

Free mediation for child support from Legal Aid BC

By Legal Aid BC

Legal Aid BC recently launched a new service on the MyLawBC website to provide free mediation for child support issues. The Family Resolution Centre (FRC) is an online service that helps separated parents with low and moderate incomes resolve issues about raising their children like where the kids will live, how important decisions will be made, and now child support.

The FRC is an online service where parents will exchange their ideas about how to resolve the issues important to their family. Parents are provided with information and resources and a space where they can work together to create an agreement that works for their family. If they get stuck, they can ask for the help of a mediator at the click of a button.

When a mediator comes into the process, they can help the parents find common ground. Five hours of free mediation is available for parenting issues and for child support, for a total of ten hours for parents who need to resolve both. The FRC combines self-help tools with expert assistance to reach a resolution that works best for each family.

Visit MyLawBC to learn more about the Family Resolution Centre. Also available via Clicklaw.

A screenshot of Family Resolution Centre's webpage

About Legal Aid BC

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Legal Aid BC (LABC) provides legal aid in British Columbia. Created by the Legal Services Society Act in 1979, LABC is a non-profit organization whose priority is to serve the interests of low income people who have legal problems. LABC is funded primarily by the provincial government and receives grants from the Law Foundation and Notary Foundation. Legal representation services are available for financially eligible people facing some types of family law matters, and child protection, refugee, or criminal law problems. Public legal education and information is integral to our services. It includes legal information and community referrals. We provide online information through our LABC website, Family Law in BC website, Aboriginal Legal Aid in BC website, and MyLawBC website.

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Legal Services Society Is Now Legal Aid BC

by Legal Aid BC

After years of being known informally as “Legal Aid,” the Legal Services Society has officially adopted the name Legal Aid BC as part of its new brand. If you have recently visited our website or follow us on social media, you may have already noticed our new look and logo.

We completed the rebranding work just before COVID-19 hit the province, but decided to delay the release of the new brand until now so we could focus on serving clients during the pandemic.

Why rebrand?

It was definitely time for the organization to change its visual identity, however. Our research showed that the public no longer associated legal aid with the Legal Services Society, the name we have been using since 1979. By calling ourselves Legal Aid BC, it will be easier for British Columbian’s to find our services and get the legal help they need.

Our new identity is based on feedback from clients and community workers. The new tagline, “Support when you need it,” reflects how we can help British Columbians with their legal problems in many different ways.

The new logo of Legal Aid BC and its new tagline "Support when you need it"

While we transition to the new brand, you may still see our old name or logo on our publications or products, but we will continue to offer the same legal aid services.

Whether it’s a lawyer’s help in a courtroom, legal advice over the phone or legal information online from our websites and publications, we are here to help provide legal aid services to those in need.

About Legal Aid BC

Legal Aid BC is the non-profit organization that provides legal aid services to British Columbians under the Legal Services Society Act, and provides free lawyer services to approximately 120,000 people each year. Even more people use its easy-to-read publications and self-help websites.

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