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Is It Still Possible to Separate From a Spouse During COVID-19?

Is It Still Possible to Separate From a Spouse During COVID-19?

Given the current restrictions, you may feel tempted to wait until the situation subsides and things normalize. However, it’s best not to wait, as there is currently a backlog of cases that will slow down the court system once restrictions are lifted. You also have many options outside of court that allow you and your separating partner to resolve your case fully. By meeting with a family lawyer and seeking their guidance, you’ll determine which route is best for you and your separating partner.

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A Guide to Common Law Separation in BC

A Guide to Common Law Separation in BC

There can sometimes be some confusion around the concept of 'common law' and what it entails. While the laws may vary slightly in each province, in BC common law is viewed in a very defined way. Many people may not be aware that they are even in a common-law...

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How to Calculate Spousal Support

How to Calculate Spousal Support

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.

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What Happens to Debt After Separation

What Happens to Debt After Separation

If you’re facing a separation or divorce, chances are the topic of finances is on your mind. While many people tend to be more focused on dividing assets and property, it is important to remember that debts will also be divided.

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Are There Consequences If I Refuse Mediation?

Are There Consequences If I Refuse Mediation?

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 […]

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Everything you need to know about common law separation

Everything you need to know about common law separation

Neil Sedaka wasn’t lying when he sang “Breakin’ Up Is Hard To Do!” A common law separation, or any relationship separation, is never easy and can be an emotional time for the whole family. In this article, we’ll outline what you need to know about common law separation. Please remember that every situation is different, […]

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