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"


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Expert Witnesses for Children with Special Needs

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.

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Does my spouse have a right to my pension?

Across provinces, Canadian family law legislation interprets “property” to include real and personal property, including all interests in that property, contingent or vested.

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Is Cryptocurrency Considered Matrimonial Property?

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.

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The Divorce Act Has Changed... How?

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.

How does a separation affect your will
How does a separation affect your will?

Let’s say you have a Will in place. You named your spouse as a beneficiary and perhaps your young children as secondary beneficiaries, just in case something were to happen to you and your spouse.

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The Case for Mediation Over Court

Many people are disappointed to find that after going through a stressful, lengthy and expensive legal battle, not everything is settled. Fortunately, there is a better way: mediation.

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Can I get an Annulment?

By definition, an annulment is a circumstance where there is a nullity of the marriage. A declaration of nullity may be obtained in two situations.

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A Gift or Marital Property?

The gifts exchanged in a marriage – they could be jewelry, cars, boats, antiques, art. In some cases, even real estate, a condominium or a house. During a separation or divorce, spouses might claim these gifts as marital property.

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A Q&A on Divorce Jurisdiction Issues

Section 3(1) of the Divorce Act stipulates that a court has jurisdiction to hear and determine a divorce proceeding if either spouse has been an “habitually resident” in the province for at least one year immediately preceding the commencement of the proceeding.

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How Do I Obtain a Desk Order Divorce?

Getting a divorce from the court can be a straightforward family law process if you and your ex agree on everything and if you have the time to do all the paperwork yourself.

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What to do if my ex-spouse is hiding money?

The question that comes up in many of my cases is what to do when one spouse is hiding money. Often this is just a hunch but sometimes there are facts that lead to urgent concerns.

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Who pays the capital gains tax when selling property after separation?

In family law, capital gains can arise when dividing family property. They are often overlooked by family lawyers in the division of family property and therefore can be a hidden liability that only becomes known after a separation agreement has been signed.

The information contained in this blog is not legal advice and should not be construed as legal advice on any subject. The information provided in this blog is for informational purposes only.