“Parenting After Separation” is a three-hour information session for parents, sponsored by the Ministry of Justice. Its purpose is to help parents make informed choices about their separation which take into account the best interests of their children. The session is led by facilitators who are experienced in helping families through this difficult time.
What you will learn at the session:
Parenting After Separation is available to all adults who are dealing with issues of guardianship, parental responsibilities, parenting time, contact with a child and/or support. The sessions are available at various times. Specific information for your community is available upon registration.
If both parents are registered, they will attend separate Parenting After Separation sessions.
In some communities in British Columbia parents must attend a Parenting After Separation session before going to court on matters such as guardianship, parenting arrangements (including parental responsibilities, parenting time), contact with a child and/or support. This also includes changing an existing order for these matters. Your record of attendance expires after 24 months. The court registry in which you file your application can inform you if attendance is mandatory.
Legal advice is not provided at the information session.
Abbotsford Session Dates/Times
|Port Coquitlam Session Dates/Times|
|May 8, 2019 – 6PM – 9PM||May 21, 2109 9AM – 12PM|
|June 5, 2019 9AM – 12PM||June 4, 2019 6PM – 9PM|
|June 19, 2019 6PM – 9PM||June 18, 2019 9AM – 12PM|
|July 17, 2019 6PM – 9PM||July 16, 2019 6PM – 9PM|
|August 14, 2019 6PM = 9PM||September 10, 2019 6PM – 9PM|
To register, please click here and complete the form. Please note, participants will be booked in the first available session unless you request a different session date. Please put the requested date in the comments field. We will confirm your registration by phone or email prior to the preferred session.