MyLawBC's Family Resolution Centre helps you and the other person work together to create parenting and child support arrangements or spousal support arrangements. If you disagree about things, a free mediator can help you work through your differences.


Overview

First, you register with the Family Resolution Centre. Then you choose whether you want to make parenting and/or child support arrangements or spousal support arrangements. (You can’t make both types of arrangements at the same time.)

Then you choose the options for the kind of arrangements you want to make:

  • the parenting and/or child support arrangement options you think work best for your child, or
  • the spousal support options that you think work best for you and your former spouse.

If you want help at any time, you can ask a professional family law mediator to help you get started or unstuck.

After you propose your ideas for the kind of arrangements you want to make, the other person gets an email inviting them to the Family Resolution Centre. They can agree with the options you chose, or they can choose different options. You can negotiate with them in a chat room.

If you don't agree on every option, you can ask your mediator to help you and the other person come to an agreement. There's a private chat room just for you and your mediator, and a shared chat room where you, the other person, and your mediator can all chat together.

Once you agree about every issue, you can download your parenting and/or child support or spousal support arrangements.

TIP: Your work is saved along the way. You don’t need to do it all in one sitting. Take some time to relax and think about what you want to get out of this process.


Using this guide

This guide helps you get the most out of the Family Resolution Centre.

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