The family lawyers from Crossroads Law located in Vancouver BC and Calgary AB have a client centred approach to help you successfully navigate the family law system. Our experienced family and divorce lawyers author these blogs to provide you insight and to help you through this challenging time.

 

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What to do if my ex-spouse is hiding money?

The question that comes up in many of my cases is what to do when one spouse is hiding money. Often this is just a hunch but sometimes there are facts that lead to urgent concerns.

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What Rights do Gay Couples in Common Law Relationships Have?

Is there a difference in the legal rights afforded to marriages and common law relationship for LGBTQ couples? I am often asked about legal rights for a gay or lesbian marriage or common law relationship. Vancouver LGBTQ communities have had a strong history of activism and have been integral in the fight for equal marriage rights, but many are still confused as to what the law is now especially for common law couples.

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Who pays the capital gains tax when selling property after separation?

In family law, capital gains can arise when dividing family property. They are often overlooked by family lawyers in the division of family property and therefore can be a hidden liability that only becomes known after a separation agreement has been signed. Unfortunately, if a capital gain is not accounted for in the division of family assets in a binding separation agreement, someone may be getting a bad deal.

When are Children Old Enough to Use Public Transit Without Adult Supervision
When are Children Old Enough to Use Public Transit Without Adult Supervision?

Parents know that determining when and how to develop self-sufficiency in children can be a challenge. Family lawyers often get questions about this topic and parents often ask “At what age is it appropriate to leave my child at home alone?” or “How old should my child be to allow them to take public transit without supervision?.” 

Status Quo Oh No Interim Parenting Orders
Status Quo, Oh No! Interim Parenting Orders

When dealing with a parenting dispute in a divorce or separation, the parents will inevitably hear the term “status quo” when negotiating the parenting schedule.

HOW DO I GET A RESTRAINING ORDER IN ALBERTA DURING COVID 19
How do I get a restraining order in Alberta during COVID-19?

It is now clear that incidences of domestic violence seem to be increasing during COVID 19. Unfortunately, escaping from an abusive partner is more difficult when there are restrictions on travel and physical contact between people.

How do I Save Money on my Divorce Case
How do I Save Money on my Divorce Case?

Once you’ve decided it is best to separate from your spouse or partner you also need to decide the best process to resolve all outstanding issues. Especially during COVID-19 and this time of financial uncertainty, you want to make sure to spend your resources wisely.

Is my Family Law Case Considered Urgent
Is my Family Law Case Considered Urgent?

It is nearing two months since life changed drastically for all Albertans in response to the spread of COVID-19. The courts and the legal profession have made swift and major changes to their day-to-day operations, including the ongoing restriction of court sittings in Alberta including in family law.

FAMILY LOANS DURING COVID 19 COULD CREATE ISSUES IF DIVORCE HAPPENS
Family loans during COVID 19 could create issues if divorce happens

The economy in Alberta has taken a huge hit due to COVID 19 and the price of oil hitting record lows. As a result, many more couples are receiving loans or gifts of cash from their families to help them get by. Normally, this is not a problem.  However, when couples separate or divorce it inevitably creates an issue.

How Do I Get An Annulment in B.C
How Do I Get An Annulment in B.C.?

We are often asked about how to obtain an annulment for a short-term marriage, however, there seems to be a common misconception that the duration of the marriage is what allows a person to obtain an annulment.

The information contained in this blog is not legal advice and should not be construed as legal advice on any subject. The information provided in this blog is for informational purposes only.