NSCR Family Law Advocate Program

Tense Couple with Legal Advocate

Are you in need of legal information, referrals, or legal advice for family law related issues?

Our Family Law Advocate Program provides assistance to low-income clients on issues such as parenting time, child and spousal support, simple divorces and child protection matters. Our Family Law Advocate will work with you to understand your legal problems and find solutions.

Clients at any income level are entitled to two hours of services. However, for anyone requiring more than two hours of service, you will be required to meet our low income eligibility guidelines.

If you would like to meet with our Family Law Advocate, please fill out and submit this form.

I’m so glad you are there; gave me advice for other issues and who to talk to. It is a great service for people with problems who need support. 

Community Legal Services Client

Frequently Asked Questions

Is there a cost for your legal services?

No, we provide services free. There may be some costs related to photocopying or other court fees.

Is there an income limit to accessing our program?

Yes, we can serve people who have an income of $50,000 or less and $20,000 or less in assets but we have discretion to be flexible about these limits. Contact the Family Law Advocate to find out more.

What if English is not my first language?

You are invited to provide a support person to provide translation.

Contact

Karen Roussy, Family Law Advocate
Direct Line:       604.982.3304
E-mail:              [email protected]

Updates and Resources

For general information on family law, please check out the following links:

The Family Law in British Columbia website provides family law information, including information sheets and step-by-step guides.

For free family law related legal advice for low income individuals from Legal Aid BC’s Family LawLINE, click here.

Thank You

The Family Law Advocate Program is made possible by a grant from the Law Foundation of British Columbia and donors like you.

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