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.

 

Child Protection Agreements British Columbia
Child Protection Agreements British Columbia

In British Columbia, the Ministry of Children and Family Development (“MCFD”) is the government department tasked with child protection and managing the policies of the Child Family and Community Services Act (“CFCSA”).

What is Collaborative Divorce and is it right for you?
What is Collaborative Divorce and is it right for you?

Collaborative Divorce in Vancouver, also known as Collaborative Practice or Collaborative Law, is a voluntary and private dispute resolution process in which the parties commit to settling their matter outside of Court.

Who Keeps the Engagement Ring After Separation in Alberta?
Who Keeps the Engagement Ring After Separation in Alberta?

A question I hear a lot is, what happens to the engagement ring if we break up? As is so often the case in family law, the answer really depends on the circumstances. The main factor is what stage were the parties in their relationship when they separated.

Crossroads Law Welcomes Calgary Family Lawyer Camille Boyer
Crossroads Law Welcomes Calgary Family Lawyer Camille Boyer

Crossroads Law is very excited to announce that Camille Boyer has joined our Calgary family law team. Camille has worked as a family lawyer in Calgary for a number of years and has gained a reputation as an effective negotiator and passionate advocate for her clients.

Marcus Sixta discusses Divorce and Money – The Unplanned Journey
Marcus Sixta discusses Divorce and Money – The Unplanned Journey

Episode abstract: Jim Doyle of Doyle & Associates Private Wealth Management and his guests, Marcus Sixta of Crossroads Law, Yuval Berger of Hindsight Counselling, and Rahul Aggarwal of CleanDivorce, explore how separating or divorcing couples find themselves on an unplanned journey.

Do Grandparents have rights to grandchildren in Alberta?
Do Grandparents have rights to grandchildren in Alberta?

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.

Do I have to share my inheritance after divorce?
Do I have to share my inheritance after divorce?

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.

Is human reproductive material “property” at law?
Is human reproductive material “property” at law?

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.

Fertility Law in Canada is Changing: Understanding the Legal Impacts
Fertility Law in Canada is Changing: Understanding the Legal Impacts

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. 

Parenting and practice note 7: getting a psychologist involved
Parenting and practice note 7: getting a psychologist involved

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. 

Crossroads Law is celebrating 2 years!
Crossroads Law is celebrating 2 years!

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.

How to Get Ready for Your Consultation with a Family Lawyer.
How to Get Ready for Your Consultation with a Family Lawyer.

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.