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.
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.
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.
In response to the increasing number of Alberta family law litigants who are self-represented, the shortage of judges in Alberta relative to the province’s population and the ever increasing delays until family law cases can be heard in court, the Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench implemented a pilot project requiring Early Intervention Case Conferences (EICCs) in certain family law cases.
It may be the question family lawyers get asked the most: how long do I have to live with my partner until we are considered common-law? Generally, the law in British Columbia is 2 years, but there are some exceptions.
Divorcing couples with a family company should consider hiring a business valuator to accurately determine the value of their enterprise.
We are proud to announce our latest family law success at the British Columbia Supreme Court.
Vaccination of children is a hot topic in British Columbia and around the world and this issue comes up in family law proceedings.
Child support and spousal support are often awarded in family law proceedings. However, it is common for these amounts not to be paid as ordered by the court after separation or divorce.
Unbundled legal services can fill the access-to-justice gap left by spiralling legal fees and dwindling legal aid funding.
In British Columbia the abuse or neglect of children is dealt with under both the criminal law and by the Child Family and Community Services Act (the “CFCSA).
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.
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"