Discovery Introduction

Last Reviewed: April 2022 Reviewed by: JES Download

The discovery process is the way you (and the other party) learn more about the case. It includes an opportunity to look at documents the other side has that relate to the case. You also have an opportunity to ask the other side questions about what happened.

Discovery lets you learn the other side’s version of when and where things happened. You get a good sense of the strength of your case, and where agreement might be reached. Many cases settle during the discovery process. 

This Guidebook provides only a general overview of the rules that apply if you are involved in a case that was commenced by a notice of family claim (called an “action”).

NOTE: This Guidebook does not provide legal advice and must not be used as a substitute for the advice that a lawyer may provide. This Guidebook provides general information to help people with matters in the BC Supreme Court.

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