As I was watching one of America’s hottest game shows hosted by Steve Harvey, an interesting question came up for the feuding families.     They asked 100 people to name the top 8 things to have before asking your spouse for a divorce. And the survey said… A Good Lawyer Cash/Swiss Account Place to Crash…

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Schools in BC have re-opened at full capacity since September, 2020. Some families appreciate the return to normalcy while others are apprehensive about safety protocols as COVID-19 cases surge. But what happens if parents disagree on whether to send their kids back to school? In Neave v. Lai, 2020 BCSC 1688, the British Columbia Supreme…

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How do I get a divorce in British Columbia? Well, are you married? You must first be married to get a divorce. If you have been in a common law relationship, there is no need to obtain a court order to be separated. Please note that in British Columbia for purposes of the Family Law…

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Does Delay Diminish Your Right to Collect Retroactive Child Support? On September 18, 2020, the Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) released its decision in Michel v. Graydon. The case involved common law spouses who agreed for the father to pay child support. This was evidenced by way of a consent order in 2001. The consent…

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Physical and emotional safety is a common issue that arises when there is a breakdown in a relationship. When things are simply not working and emotions are running high, some people resort to intimidation and at times physical violence. Abuse can range from physical, sexual, emotional, financial and psychological. Family Law / Civil Law There…

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