We at LawMatters have heard from libraries that patrons regularly ask questions about marriage, separation and divorce. Given the holiday season, we thought now would be a great time to talk relationships: the joyful, the not so joyful, and (unfortunately) the downright awful.
We have gathered together some legal information resources that may help you respond to questions about starting, ending, and being in romantic relationships -- now and throughout the year. You may want to keep it on hand! Save it as a bookmark for ready reference when you're working the desk and someone approaches with just such a question. Check them out below:
General Family Law
Couples and Common-Law
Getting Married in British Columbia
Looking for an in-house print resource?
as a plain language, practical resource for the general
public, this book has been provided for free to all library
systems in BC through the LawMatters Program.
Want to learn more?
Register for any of the 2020 Family Law Webinar Series. It kicks off on Wednesday February 19th with JP Boyd on Divorce: Legal reference basics, tips & tricks (link to register).
The series is specifically designed for librarians and front-line library staff – yes, you! John-Paul Boyd, the founding author, will be joining courthouse librarians in a discussion framed by reference questions to show you how to find reliable and relevant information in the JP Boyd on Family Law Wikibook.
Looking forward to *seeing* you there!
This is a blog post from LawMatters – a program of Courthouse Libraries BC that helps public libraries to build, access and use legal information collections to improve access to justice in BC. Learn more on our website.