Alberta’s Family Law Act provides for some possible options for grandparents when grandparents and parents cannot agree on contact with a child. It should first be noted, that grandparents do NOT have a “right” to see, or take care of their grandchildren.
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.
Due to the changing demographics in British Columbia, inheritances are becoming a more frequent issue in family law cases. This is especially so in jurisdictions like Vancouver and Victoria where an inheritance can be substantial as a result of high real estate prices.
In recent years Canadian courts have been asked to consider whether human gametes (sperm and ova) and embryos should be treated as property at law, and whether they should be subject to division upon separation or divorce just like other family assets.
The Alberta Courts have established a number of resources that parties going through a separation or divorce can engage in to assist in avoiding litigation and resolve disputes.
Canada is considered an international surrogacy destination, with progressive laws that have attracted couples internationally.
When people move from one province to another, or even from one country to another, it can create issues for the enforcement of a prenuptial agreement or cohabitation agreement.
One of the main goals of meeting with a family lawyer is to figure out how you can “be done” with the divorce process and reach a settlement. One of the most often used tools to reach a settlement are mediation or mediation-arbitration.
We are pleased to announce our recent victory at the Alberta Court of Appeal in which we successfully defended an appeal of a $25,000 costs award from an arbitration decision in a family law case.
Fifteen years after the Assisted Human Reproduction Act was introduced, Health Canada has finally released the long-awaited regulations under the Act regarding the reimbursement of surrogates and donors. The new regulations come into force on June 9, 2020.
Clients in Vancouver family law cases often have questions about the JCC and FCC process. Here are some answers to some of the most frequently asked questions.
In any parenting dispute during a divorce or separation, the Court’s main focus is on deciding what is in the best interest of the Children. In some cases of high conflict, the Court may require the assistance of a trained professional Parenting Expert.
It is hard to believe, but Crossroads Law has now been providing family law help in Vancouver and Calgary for two years. We are now six family lawyers strong and expanding into other areas including wills and estates and fertility law.
Family law matters can be complicated, emotional and traumatic. If you are contemplating separation or divorce, you should consult with a Vancouver family lawyer about the different options that may be available to you, and the process for each option.
Crossroads Law is very excited to introduce their newest team member, Melissa Salfi. Melissa’s practice is devoted to Family Law as well as Fertility Law.
One of the main concerns when drafting a prenuptial agreement or cohabitation agreement in British Columbia is the issue of fairness. This is because to be enforceable in British Columbia a prenuptial agreement must meet the test for fairness.
Going through a divorce can create a number of issues that were never expected. Spousal support, child support, the division of matrimonial property and custody of children are generally areas that are known to those contemplating divorce or separation.
The spouse had siphoned hundreds of thousands of dollars from a family business during their marriage to fuel a gambling habit, court documents show.
One of the most important steps in any separation or divorce is the disclosure process. Before the parties can determine how to divide matrimonial debts and assets, both sides need a complete understanding of what those debts and assets are.
Mediation is a great way to proceed in a family law case. We always canvass the possibility of mediation before going to court because mediation usually results in less acrimony after separation, it typically costs less than litigating a family law matter and because the mediation process is faster than court.
Grandparents are often highly valued in any family. However, when a divorce or separation occurs, they can often be placed to the side while the parents argue and litigate.