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.

 

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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. 

Am I separated from my spouse?
Am I separated from my spouse?

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.

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.

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.

RRSP’s in Divorce and Separation: Don’t Forget the Taxes
RRSP’s in Divorce and Separation: Don’t Forget the Taxes

When dividing matrimonial property in a separation or divorce one of the biggest questions that we get is, “How do my spouse and I divide our RRSP’s?” & Is it Better to Transfer RRSP’s or Keep Them, and Pay my Spouse Out of Other Assets?

Parenting After Separation Courses
Parenting After Separation Courses

Separation and divorce are confusing times for families, particularly when dealing with children. Luckily, there are resources that are provided to help people find information on how to properly navigate the process. 

What documents do I need to provide my spouse after separation?
What documents do I need to provide my spouse after separation?

The exchange of information is critical in any family law case. Without the exchange of relevant information neither side in a legal action may know what their claim is, what their chance of success may be, or even if they have a case at all.

How to Get a Divorce: Six Things You Will Need to Do
How to Get a Divorce: Six Things You Will Need to Do

Once the decision has been made to end a marriage many people want to know how quickly they can get divorced. A divorce is a court order that legally ends a marriage. Unmarried spouses do not need to get divorced. In Canada, the Divorce Act governs the requirements for all divorces.

I Need a Divorce Now:  Severing Corollary Relief
I Need a Divorce Now: Severing Corollary Relief

Corollary relief is something that a party seeks from the Court, that is in addition to the main relief they are seeking. In family law matters, corollary relief is most often understood as referring to issues of spousal support, child support, parenting, and division of property.  The main relief being sought from the Court is a Divorce Judgement, but related to the divorce itself are a host of issues that the parties need to deal with as they begin to untangle their lives.  

Custody of a Furbaby After Separation: Pets as Property
Custody of a Furbaby After Separation: Pets as Property

It is very clear that people love their pets. There are now pet spas and salons and pets can even get acupuncture. When divorce happens the issue of who gets Fluffy often arises and some people also want to know if they can claim support for pets like they would for children.

Don’t Get Tricked into A False Mediation
Don’t Get Tricked into A False Mediation

Mediation is always best… or is it? Many lawyers will propose mediation automatically as the default starting point in a family law dispute. While mediation is often the best place to start, sometimes starting with mediation can lead to wasted time and resources.

Get Out of Town! Moving With Your Child in BC
Get Out of Town! Moving With Your Child in BC

After a separation, many people wish to restart their lives in a new city, and more often than not, a place where there is new opportunity. Our clients often say to us, “I want to move with my child (or children), how do I do that?” Moving with your child or children in British Columbia requires several steps before you can relocate.

Recorded Conversations: A Smoking Gun?
Recorded Conversations: A Smoking Gun?

Court Appearances are a very stressful part of relationship breakdowns. Most often, parties can work together to avoid going to Court, but occasionally the only way to overcome an impasse is to bring the matter before the Court. Once you decide to bring a matter before the Court the next step is filing the appropriate materials, often including Affidavits. An Affidavit is a written statement of the relevant facts, which you swear to be true.