The separation of a couple is often thought to be rough and complex, but it ultimately depends on the nature of the relationship and how the spouses handled it. By understanding the answers to the frequently asked questions about marriage separation, you can decide if separation is the right course of action to take.
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A common family litigation issue is moving with children after separation or divorce. As of March 1, 2021, the Divorce Act was changed, containing new rules when it comes to residence change and relocation. Here are important changes you should be aware of today:...
Following through with divorce not only ends in heartbreak, but the separation also impacts other aspects you once shared in your life together as a couple. Settling matters involving child custody is already a complex and emotionally charged situation, but dealing with factors such as unequal division of family property is like adding salt to a wound.
Going through a divorce can take a toll on your relationship with your child, but it’s especially taxing for parents who require supervised parenting time. If you’re one of the cases that require supervised visitation, it’s understandable to feel frustrated with the situation, but it’s a necessary step to protect the child’s best interests.
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.
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...
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.
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.
You wouldn’t go to a dermatologist when you fracture your leg in a soccer game. Similarly, you probably wouldn’t go to a lawyer who specializes in criminal law, when you are seeking will preparation or family mediation. Everyone specializes in something and you only want the professionals dealing with your family law issues. Here are […]