Every parent has the right to be in their child’s life. In British Columbia, custody of children is called guardianship and this speaks to any non-married individuals who share the responsibility of raising children together but apart. Through Canadian family law,...
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Divorce is rarely something any couple wants to endure but nevertheless, divorce can be all too common. In fact, according to Statistics Canada, 38% (4 out of 10) of first-time marriages end in divorce. It may come as no surprise then that many married couples may...
Separation or divorce can be a challenging experience to navigate. There are many things to consider during this time and perhaps one of the most significant is the issue of spousal support. If you’re wanting to learn more about calculating spousal support and what it entails, read on for more information.
When navigating a divorce, most people tend to focus on the common expenses associated with this type of separation, but fail to see the hidden costs.
For many couples, mediation can be used to resolve a number of separation and divorce issues. It is often the preferred method of resolution as it is less time consuming and generally much less expensive than going to court. But are there consequences for refusing to attend a mediation? In British Columbia, the short answer […]
Breaking up your family is sometimes the only option and when it is, you may be wondering where to get divorce papers and why you need them. Let us shed some light on the subject. Do you qualify for divorce? Divorces are not handed out like candy. There are an application process and pre-qualifications. To […]
Divorce is never easy. Knowing how to file for divorce in BC is important to make sure you have explored your options for solving this family dispute as quickly and efficiently as possible. Here’s what you need to know about how to file for divorce. Reasons for divorce There are many reasons a marriage or […]
What is a conflict of interest and it what situations can a lawyer be conflicted out of acting for a person? This situation arises often when a married couple has dealt with a lawyer together in the past. An example of conflict of interest A married couple purchased a property together during their marriage. […]
Continuing our series that looks at case examples, we’ve put together some information that relates to whether you’re able to claim for a child’s wedding expenses as part of a divorce. In a recent Supreme Court of British Columbia decision, Dhaliwal v. Dhaliwal, 2017 BCSC 2083, the Court dealt with this issue:  […]