BC Guide to Parenting Arrangements (Custody)

Where to begin:

Guardianship & parenting arrangements in BC
Answers to your BC guardianship and parenting arrangements questions. Do I have to go to court? How long will it take? Can I represent myself?

Parenting plans (custody agreements) in British Columbia
Parents in BC must cover several topics in a parenting plan. Follow these guidelines for a plan you can use to avoid court or as evidence at trial.

Parenting time schedules in British Columbia
See popular parenting time schedules in BC and details you should include. Plus, how to handle holidays and vacations.

British Columbia child support calculator
Instantly estimate your child support by entering parenting time, number of children and parents' incomes. See how different parenting times affect the total.

Agreeing with the other parent:

Alternative dispute resolution methods in British Columbia
These methods of deciding parenting arrangements outside a courtroom are increasingly popular in BC. Could one work for you?

Going to court:

How to get a divorce in BC with kids: 9 steps explained
The Supreme Court process from start to finish, with the resources you need along the way. Opening a case, attending a judicial case conference and more.

BC Provincial Court family case process: 7 Steps
Get to know the Provincial Court process, which is for nondivorce family cases. Determining your court registry, opening a case, and more.

Parenting & contact orders in British Columbia
All about BC parenting and contact orders: the types, plus how to get them, follow them, enforce them and modify them.

How to file for child custody in BC: 5 steps, plus forms
Follow these steps while applying and serving to avoid stalling your case. Information for applicants and respondents in BC, plus the forms you need.

Family law trials in British Columbia
BC family law trials can be complicated. Understand the processes with these tips so you get what's best for your child.

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Co-parent civilly

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Get an accurate child support order

Child support is based on parenting time or overnights in most jurisdictions. Calculate time instead of estimating.

Succeed by negotiating

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