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.

 

can i get an annulment
Can I get an Annulment?

By definition, an annulment is a circumstance where there is a nullity of the marriage. A declaration of nullity may be obtained in two situations.

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A Gift or Marital Property?

The gifts exchanged in a marriage – they could be jewelry, cars, boats, antiques, art. In some cases, even real estate, a condominium or a house. During a separation or divorce, spouses might claim these gifts as marital property.

a q and a on divorce jurisdiction issues
A Q&A on Divorce Jurisdiction Issues

Section 3(1) of the Divorce Act stipulates that a court has jurisdiction to hear and determine a divorce proceeding if either spouse has been an “habitually resident” in the province for at least one year immediately preceding the commencement of the proceeding.

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How do I get retroactive child support?

Retroactive support issues are often reported by our clients. Here we look at the list of factors taken into consideration by the Supreme Court of Canada and how you can strengthen your claim for retroactive support.

family maintenance enforcement program fmep
What is the Family Maintenance Enforcement Program (FMEP)?

FMEP can be a valuable ally in securing your support. If there are concerns about future payments, or there are ongoing instances of not being paid, not being paid the right amount, or not being paid on time, the FMEP can help remedy the situation. They also retain the option of going to court if necessary.

child support the ties that bind
Child Support – The Ties That Bind

Child support is the right of the child, not the spouse who receives it. Prospectively paid month-to-month, and based on the Federal Child Support Guidelines correlated to the spouse’s income – typically Line 15000 of their tax return (formally, Line 150) – child support in most cases involves payment on the 1st of each month.

mediation minus the lawyers
Mediation Minus the Lawyers

Engage any legal professional and they will advise that mediation is a proven method of dispute resolution.

how do i obtain a desk order divorce
How Do I Obtain a Desk Order Divorce?

Getting a divorce from the court can be a straightforward family law process if you and your ex agree on everything and if you have the time to do all the paperwork yourself.

where there is a will there is a way
Where There is a Will – There is a Way.

“It is on my TO-DO list!”. We have all made this excuse. However, putting together an estate plan including a Last Will and Testament should be at the top of that list.

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.