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.

 

Grandparent Rights
Grandparent Rights

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. 

Alberta Family Law: Early Intervention Case Conference (EICC)
Alberta Family Law: Early Intervention Case Conference (EICC)

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. 

Common-law relationships 101
Common-law relationships 101

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.

Occupation Rent
Occupation Rent

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.

The Biggest Neglected Liability For Your Business
The Biggest Neglected Liability For Your Business

What is the biggest potential liability for your business? When asked this question some people will list off things like competition, loss of market access, or theft of intellectual property.

Calgary Family Law 101: How to file your application
Calgary Family Law 101: How to file your application

Generally, when going through a separation or divorce going to family law court should be your last resort.  However, some disagreements, for whatever reason, cannot be resolved without some intervention. 

Who gets the kids for the holidays?
Who gets the kids for the holidays?

Deciding on a Holiday parenting schedule can be very difficult. The Holiday season can be especially difficult to navigate for newly divorced or separated couples.

Varying Child Support Orders
Varying Child Support Orders

Varying a child support order is a common application after separation and divorce which is often made to reduce the amount of child support being paid.