At common law, joint tenants in a property enjoy equal rights to occupy the property. Neither co-owner has a right to exclude the other from the property.
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.
We often get asked, who gets to keep the engagement ring upon separation? Most people conclude that it is a gift from the proposing partner.
An update of Alberta legislation will create a more equitable way of dividing assets when common-law couples split.
The obligation to pay child support after separation and divorce is mandated by both Federal and Provincial legislation in Alberta.
If a person’s income decreases their ability to pay child support should be reflected in this change.
“We had to think creatively about how to resolve this impasse where the mother wasn’t comfortable with the father having any overnights at all"
What is the biggest potential liability for your business? When asked this question some people will list off things like competition, loss of market access, or theft of intellectual property.
Generally, when going through a separation or divorce going to family law court should be your last resort. However, some disagreements, for whatever reason, cannot be resolved without some intervention.
There is a crisis in our court system. Legal representation is beyond the reach of many Canadians, especially in the family law courts.
Deciding on a Holiday parenting schedule can be very difficult. The Holiday season can be especially difficult to navigate for newly divorced or separated couples.
Varying a child support order is a common application after separation and divorce which is often made to reduce the amount of child support being paid.
A common issue for divorced or separated parents is how child support is supposed to work for children who have turned 18.
A BC Supreme Court judge has been placed in the difficult position of dividing assets in a divorce when the couple's "family business" for over two decades was illegal marijuana.
After a separation or divorce, the goal in a family law file often becomes entering into a binding separation agreement or divorce agreement.
One question that often arises is “am I separated?” On the face of it, this seems like a simple issue, but if you are living in the same home as your former spouse things can get confusing.
Examination for discovery in a family law case can be intimidating, especially if you don’t qualify for Legal Aid and have to represent yourself. However, with the right preparation
The gifting of down-payments by parents to their children is on the rise as home ownership becomes increasingly unattainable in many Canadian cities.
Calgary and Vancouver family lawyer Marcus Sixta brings a unique insight to his work with clients who are dealing with the challenges of a divorce or separation.
DNA paternity tests now provide the answer to this puzzle fairly quickly and with only a little inconvenience. They have also become relatively inexpensive and the divorce courts have found that the new tests involve little intrusion upon privacy interests.