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.
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.
There is a crisis in our court system. Legal representation is beyond the reach of many Canadians, especially in the family law courts.
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 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.
A common issue for divorced or separated parents is how child support is supposed to work for children who have turned 18.
A BC Supreme Court judge has been placed in the difficult position of dividing assets in a divorce when the couple's "family business" for over two decades was illegal marijuana.
After a separation or divorce, the goal in a family law file often becomes entering into a binding separation agreement or divorce agreement.
One question that often arises is “am I separated?” On the face of it, this seems like a simple issue, but if you are living in the same home as your former spouse things can get confusing.
Examination for discovery in a family law case can be intimidating, especially if you don’t qualify for Legal Aid and have to represent yourself. However, with the right preparation
The gifting of down-payments by parents to their children is on the rise as home ownership becomes increasingly unattainable in many Canadian cities.
Calgary and Vancouver family lawyer Marcus Sixta brings a unique insight to his work with clients who are dealing with the challenges of a divorce or separation.
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.
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.
Spousal support is an amount of money paid by one spouse to support the other spouse after the separation. However, it is not payable in every relationship. This is a common misconception.
Facing an examination for discovery or deposition in a family law case can be intimidating. The thought of sitting in a board room while an over zealous lawyer peppers you with questions and a stenographer looks on with cruel indifference can be the cause of many sleepless nights.
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.
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.
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.