Collaborative Divorce in Vancouver, also known as Collaborative Practice or Collaborative Law, is a voluntary and private dispute resolution process in which the parties commit to settling their matter outside of Court.
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.
Publications Categorized "Divorce and Separation"
Most people who are getting separated or divorced are dealing with family law issues for the first time. It can be a confusing and daunting task to navigate the family law court registry.
A question I hear a lot is, what happens to the engagement ring if we break up? As is so often the case in family law, the answer really depends on the circumstances. The main factor is what stage were the parties in their relationship when they separated.
Episode abstract: Jim Doyle of Doyle & Associates Private Wealth Management and his guests, Marcus Sixta of Crossroads Law, Yuval Berger of Hindsight Counselling, and Rahul Aggarwal of CleanDivorce, explore how separating or divorcing couples find themselves on an unplanned journey.
We are pleased to announce our recent victory at the Alberta Court of Appeal in which we successfully defended an appeal of a $25,000 costs award from an arbitration decision in a family law case.
In any parenting dispute during a divorce or separation, the Court’s main focus is on deciding what is in the best interest of the Children. In some cases of high conflict, the Court may require the assistance of a trained professional Parenting Expert.
Family law matters can be complicated, emotional and traumatic. If you are contemplating separation or divorce, you should consult with a Vancouver family lawyer about the different options that may be available to you, and the process for each option.
Going through a divorce can create a number of issues that were never expected. Spousal support, child support, the division of matrimonial property and custody of children are generally areas that are known to those contemplating divorce or separation.
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.
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.
Divorcing couples with a family company should consider hiring a business valuator to accurately determine the value of their enterprise.
We are proud to announce our latest family law success at the British Columbia Supreme Court.
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.
We often get asked, who gets to keep the engagement ring upon separation? Most people conclude that it is a gift from the proposing partner.
An update of Alberta legislation will create a more equitable way of dividing assets when common-law couples split.
“We had to think creatively about how to resolve this impasse where the mother wasn’t comfortable with the father having any overnights at all"
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.
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.