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Family Law: Issues related to separation, divorce, protection orders and adoption.
- LegalHelpBC.ca: Family Law
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- For disputes less than $5000: Civil Resolution Tribunal
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- Clicklaw: Crime
- LegalAidBC: If you’re charged with a crime
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