Families Change Guide to Separation & Divorce
  • Helping kids, teens and parents
    deal with a family break up


Help your kids deal with separation. Make decisions in the best interests of your children.


Guidance to help teens cope with a family break-up and move beyond the grief.


Kids ages 6-12: Learn about separation, divorce and the feelings you are having.

About Families Change

This website provides age-appropriate information to help kids, teens and parents deal with a family break up. The website was produced by the Justice Education Society in collaboration with BC Ministry of Justice.

The site content was authored with input from family counsellors, guidance counsellors, psychologists, lawyers, parents, teens and kids. The website provides general information about the law. It does not provide legal advice. Each person’s family is different and for this reason the website does not replace the specialized guidance that may be provided by lawyers and other professionals.


A fun, interactive game for kids ages 6-10. Explore Changeville to learn how other kids deal with a family break up.

Parenting After Separation

Parenting After Separation is an online course that mirrors the content of in-person workshops delivered throughout British Columbia. The course covers key legal rights and responsibilities, the impact on the children, communication and problem solving. The course helps participants make positive decisions about the way they resolve parenting issues after separation.

Parenting After Separation: Finance

This online course provides information and strategies to help separating parents make positive decisions about parenting arrangements, child support, spousal support and property division. The focus is on information, building financial skills and increasing awareness of options for dealing with the financial challenges of parenting after separation.