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Q: my ex and my litigation is causing stress to my daughter. can she be appointed her own lawyer?

A: Yes, this is a thing. Lawyers are provided free of charge by the Society of Children and Youth of BC. A lawyer can be appointed for two reasons: to obtain the child’s evidence or to represent them in all aspects of the litigation, including cross-examining witnesses. Its a relatively new thing. A child lawyer can be a cost effective and expedient way of putting a child’s evidence between the court. It is much easier to have a child lawyer appointed for the purpose of obtaining a child’s evidence than for all purposes.

*Any guidance provided is not covered by solicitor client privilege, nor is it taking into consideration all of the facts of your matter beyond those in the question. The legal information is specific to British Columbia Law. If you want a more thorough and case-specific analysis of your legal matter please CONTACT US to arrange a consultation.

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