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Law 12
Open School BC
  Module 4: Family Law
 

Module 4: Family Law

Lesson 4.1A: Definition of Family, Purposes of Family Law, and Cultural and Economic Expectations

Canada’s Evolving Definition of the Family
http://lawfam.oxfordjournals.org/cgi/content/abstract/16/2/145

Marriage and Legal Recognition of Same-Sex Unions
http://www.justice.gc.ca/en/dept/pub/mar/2.html

 

Lesson 4.1B: Formal and Essential Requirements of Marriage

How to Get Married in British Columbia
http://www.vs.gov.bc.ca/marriage/howto.html

Marriage: Legal Requirements
http://www.bcfamilylawresource.com/08/0801body.htm

 

Lesson 4.1C: Common Law / Cohabitation Agreements

Living Common-Law: Your Rights and Responsibilities
http://www.familylaw.lss.bc.ca/pdf-lss/lcl.pdf

 

Lesson 4.1D: Annulment and Separation

Parenting After Separation: A Handbook for Parents
http://www.ag.gov.bc.ca/family-justice/resources/brochures_booklets/pas/PASHandbook.pdf

 

Lesson 4.1E: Divorce

A Teen Guide to Separation and Divorce
http://www.familieschange.ca/teen/index.htm

Canadian Divorce Law
http://www.international-divorce.com/d-canada.htm

Divorce Laws in Canada
http://www.divorceinteractive.com/canada-divorce-law~ID~346.asp

Family Justice
http://www.ag.gov.bc.ca/family-justice/index.htm

 

Lesson 4.1F: Property Division and Spousal Support

Basics of Family Law: Spousal Support
http://www.ag.gov.bc.ca/family-justice/law/spouse/decision.htm

 

Lesson 4.2A: Custody

If Your Marriage Breaks Up: Dealing with the Legal Issues
http://www.familylaw.lss.bc.ca/pdf-lss/iymbu.pdf

Custody & Guardianship Under British Columbia's Family Relations Act
http://www.duhaime.org/family/ca-bccus.aspx

 

Lesson 4.2B: Access and Support

Basics of Family Law: Child Support
http://www.ag.gov.bc.ca/family-justice/law/child/

 

Lesson 4.2C: Protecting Children

Keeping Our Children Safe: Child Protection in BC
http://www.familylaw.lss.bc.ca/kits/childprotection/ChildProtectionHome.asp

Parents’ Rights, Kids’ Rights: A Parent’s Guide to Child Protection Law in BC
http://www.familylaw.lss.bc.ca/pdf-lss/prkr.pdf

BC Ministry of Children and Family Development: Protecting Children
http://www.mcf.gov.bc.ca/child_protection/index.htm

 

Lesson 4.2D: Adoption

Adoptive Families Association of BC
http://www.bcadoption.com/site_page.asp?pageid=3

BC Ministry of Children and Family Development: Adoption Site
http://www.mcf.gov.bc.ca/adoption/

British Columbia: Adoption Options
http://www.canadianadoption.com/canada/british-columbia-adoption-resources.html

 

Lesson 4.3A: An Introduction to Wills

Wills in Canada: An Introduction
http://www.duhaime.org/Will/ca-wills.aspx

Living Wills: FAQ’s
http://www.cbc.ca/news/background/wills/

LeanLegal FAQ - Wills
http://www.leanlegal.com/faq_wills.asp

 

Lesson 4.3B: Elements of a Valid Will

About Wills and Estates
http://www.ag.gov.bc.ca/courts/civil/info/wills_estates.htm

Writing Your Own Will
http://www.publiclegaled.bc.ca/snapfiles/35288_Peoples_Law-Writing_Will.pdf

 

Lesson 4.3C: Dying Without a Will

Intestacy: A Definition
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Intestacy

If You Die Without a Will: Rules of Intestate Succession in Canada
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Intestacy

What if I Die Without a Will (Intestate)?
http://www.thefuneraldirectory.com/intestate.html

 

Lesson 4.3D: Settling an Estate

Settling an Estate
http://www.advocis.ca/content/consumers/estate.html

Winding Up an Estate
http://www.canretire.com/articles_details.asp?id=544

 

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