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Children's issues: Dealing with parental alienation

When parents' marriages end in divorce, often children are caught in the middle. When it comes to children's issues in Alberta, although parents are obligated to children's best interests first, there may be times when one parent pits the children against the other.  This may be something that causes parental alienation and which makes custody issues even more tenuous.

Division of property inclusions, exclusions in British Columbia

Couples who are married or who are living together and decide to end their relationships have many issues to consider, and one is how to divide what they jointly own. When couples decide to divorce or to separate and they own property, they must discuss the division of property as part of a divorce settlement or separation agreement. In British Columbia the same rules apply to couples who are married and those who have been in a common law union for two or more years. 

Family law: Negoting a settlement with a bullying partner

There may be many reasons couples find themselves in trouble relationship-wise. It might be that there has been a history of bad treatment or abuse. Family law in Alberta helps couples to end their relationships or marriages, but when one partner is an bully, breaking up can be even harder to do. Agreeing on a separation agreement when one person is displaying bullying behaviour might have its own set of challenges.

Children's issues: What does best interests really mean?

It can be a particularly difficult time for kids when they learn that their parents are divorcing. When it comes to children's issues in British Columbia, family court judges will always make decisions that take into account what is in the best interests of the children involved. But, what does that really mean? It might help parents to get some clarification.

Family law: Man in marriage of convenience faces citizenship woes

An immigrant will be having his citizenship revoked for a marriage faux pas. British Columbia and other Canadian provinces and territories do not forgive violations of family law or criminal law lightly. Even so, the federal government rarely revokes citizenship once granted, but it is revoking the citizenship of a Chinese man it says secured his citizenship through a false marriage nine years ago. The government claims the man was in an alleged marriage of convenience to obtain Canadian citizenship.

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