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.

 

Pay-as-you-go legal coaching
Pay-as-you-go legal coaching

A disproportionate percentage of people appearing before a family court judge do so without legal representation, and legal coaching can help fill the void, Calgary and Vancouver family lawyer Marcus Sixta tells AdvocateDaily.com.

Who’s Your Daddy? DNA Paternity Tests in Alberta
Who’s Your Daddy? DNA Paternity Tests in Alberta

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.

Happy 1 Year Anniversary to Us!
Happy 1 Year Anniversary to Us!

We started in July 2017 with the goal of providing family law services that truly meet the needs of our clients. This strategy has been a success. One year in we are expanding by adding new family lawyers to our Calgary and Vancouver locations and we are looking to grow more in the next year. 

Can my Child Decide Which Parent They Want to Live With?
Can my Child Decide Which Parent They Want to Live With?

When parents are in the process of divorce or separation, sometimes children may express a desire to live with one parent over another. If this occurs in a family law case, the court may take a child’s wishes about parenting time into consideration.

Hearing the Views of a Child in Family Law
Hearing the Views of a Child in Family Law

While it is generally best to prevent children from having to give evidence in court after separation and divorce, there must be a way to properly hear the voice of a child.  Here are 8 ways to enter the evidence of a child in family court.

The Maintenance Enforcement Program: 7 Things You Should Know
The Maintenance Enforcement Program: 7 Things You Should Know

If you have a child support or spousal support order and want to avoid having to deal with your former spouse, the Maintenance Enforcement Program (MEP) can be used to collect support from the paying spouse and distribute it to the recipient spouse.

Represent Yourself Better in Family Law with Legal Coaching
Represent Yourself Better in Family Law with Legal Coaching

The cost of legal services has been driving many people to represent themselves in family court in increasing numbers. Legal coaching can provide a more affordable alternative for those who wish to represent themselves in court or fail to qualify for Legal Aid. 

What Is Parenting Coordination?
What Is Parenting Coordination?

Parenting Coordination is most helpful for parties who have reached a general parenting agreement, but who have ongoing communication issues that impede their ability to co-parent effectively after separation.

Why Choose Mediation in a Divorce?
Why Choose Mediation in a Divorce?

Separation and divorce can create a situation where neither party wants to work with the other in order to resolve their family law issues. However, in our experience family law mediation is a much better way to resolve a family law case

Using Parenting Experts After Separation
Using Parenting Experts After Separation

Divorce and separation can be a stressful, and emotional time for everyone involved; particularly when there are children and the family is changing structurally, functionally and emotionally. From living arrangements, parenting time, and new partners.

How Can I Challenge a Prenuptial Agreement in BC?
How Can I Challenge a Prenuptial Agreement in BC?

Occasionally, after a separation, one spouse may be less than happy with an existing prenuptial agreement or cohabitation agreement. Maybe because it severely limits their spousal support or leaves them with little property. So, what are the steps needed in British Columbia to challenge a prenuptial agreement? 

Spousal Support Basics
Spousal Support Basics

What is spousal support, and how will it affect my future? Spousal support, or what many people call alimony, is a payment from one spouse to the other to recognize the economic advantages and disadvantages arising from the relationship or its breakdown.