Victoria – BC’s family court system is proposing a major transformation and British Columbians are encouraged to have their voices heard as part of the process.
A public consultation has begun, with the goal of making the family court system less adversarial and easier to navigate for British Columbians. The proposed changes are expected to:
- connect the court process with out of court services such as assessment, education and dispute resolution;
- encourage ways to achieve more timely decisions on family court matters;
- simplify the court process to make it easier to understand and navigate; and
- explore technology and processes that will help to streamline the court process.
The public is invited to comment on a discussion paper, draft rules and draft forms developed by a working group that includes the Canadian Bar Association, the Law Society, judges, the Province and a representative from a community-based organization.
British Columbians can provide input through the website: http://www2.gov.bc.ca/provincial-court-family-rules-consultation
Comments may be submitted through:
Fax: 250 356-2721
Family Policy Legislation and Transformation
Justice Services Branch
Ministry of Attorney General
PO Box 9222, Stn Prov Govt
The public consultation ends December 16.