If you’re contemplating separating from your partner, it’s a good idea to get some legal advice prior to making any big decisions.
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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Sometimes in high conflict parenting disputes, one of the parents would like the child(ren) to provide evidence to the court.
Once your divorce is complete, the bulk of your involvement with the legal system should be over.
A common step to take after separation is to move away from your former partner.
A significant issue we see when parents are divorcing, or separating is that their child(ren) begins to resist access and parenting time with one of the parents.
An affidavit is a document frequently prepared in litigation to provide evidence regarding the matter being determined.
In an unexpected and precedent setting case out of Ontario, a self-represented victim of domestic violence was awarded $150,000 for the violence she suffered during her marriage.
Determining who remains in the family home after separation is frequently an issue for spouses who are in the process of divorce or separation.
Often when individuals are in the midst of a relationship breakdown, or are growing weary of a protracted separation, they can make impulsive decisions about the shared and/or personal property of their ex-partner that is in their possession.
In real estate, it’s ‘location, location, location’. In divorce mediation, it’s ‘preparation, preparation, preparation’.
A family breakdown can cause a child to reject a parent while developing strong alignment with the other parent following separation.
Divorcing a narcissist can be very difficult as the process can become highly conflictual even if you are attempting to settle outside of court.
There are essentially two ways to resolve all matters between spouses: reaching an agreement, or having a decision imposed by a third party.
Individuals subject to family violence in a family law case often seek a Protection Order from the court.
At Crossroads Law, we have represented many families who have children with special needs. Parents who are separated often encounter disputes about parenting time and child support.
One of the most important pieces of a separation is ensuring you understand your rights under the law and then determining how you want those rights to apply to your specific circumstances.
While the law is continuously evolving, pets are still considered property in the eyes of the law.
Across provinces, Canadian family law legislation interprets “property” to include real and personal property, including all interests in that property, contingent or vested.
As the interest in cryptocurrency investments continues to grow, a key question for separating or divorcing Canadians has been whether they must disclose and include their cryptocurrency when dividing matrimonial property.
Changes made to the Divorce Act on March 1, 2021 need to be understood by people going through the divorce process. For those already divorced, you might notice some tweaks to the language and terms.