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From Child Support to Parenting Time: Understanding Stepparent Rights

Blended families have become quite common in today’s society. According to a 2019 Canadian Health Survey on Children and Youth, 20% of children who have experienced parental separation or divorce, live with a stepparent - that equates to over 237,000 Canadian kids.

Understanding the Hague Convention & Child Abduction

The abduction of a child is a nightmare for any parent. When such a tragedy occurs across international borders, the complexities of legal jurisdiction and cultural differences can further exacerbate the anguish.

Wrongful Denial of Parenting Time

Under British Columbia’s Family Law Act (the “FLA”), the term ‘parenting time’ refers to a parent’s right to spend time with their child or children.

Testamentary Guardianship: How Naming a Guardian Safeguards Your Child’s Future

While most people consider making a will for estate planning purposes, the equally (arguably more) important purpose of a will is the appointment of a guardian for your children in the case of incapacity or death.

Does your child need their own lawyer? What you need to know

If you and your ex-partner are having disagreements over the parenting arrangements for your child, or if you feel the current arrangements are simply not working, one party may end up making an application to the court to appoint a lawyer (or “counsel”) for the child so that their views are taken seriously. 

How to divide parenting time over the holidays

It’s the most wonderful time of the year…until a parenting-time disagreement.

What can I do if my ex takes our children out of the country and refuses to return?

International child abduction is a growing issue, becoming more and more common, in family law.

How do you terminate Guardianship Under the Family Law Act?

We often see disputes occurring between guardians in family law cases.

Applying to Court for Parenting? Here's what you can expect.

Parenting is one of the most important and most common issues in the Court system, and ‘best interest’ of children often prompts people to want to move as quickly as possible. However, when going to Court, many are surprised...

Supervised Parenting – A Cautionary Tale

Supervised parenting time can be considered one step away from a complete termination of access. It is not meant to be a permanent solution, and is only necessary in exceptional circumstances where a child’s physical or emotional safety are at risk with a parent.