The Supreme Court of British Columbia is slowly opening its doors again to regular applications for family law files. On March 27, 2020, the court initially shut down for all but urgent application due to COVID-19 health and safety concerns. [...read full post]
Categorized: COVID-19 (Coronavirus), Family Court.
A First Nation mom whose children are in the care of non-Indigenous foster parents is fighting the system to have her children remain where they are. Many children’s issues in British Columbia focus on what is best for the children [...read full post]
Categorized: Children's Issues, Custody and Access, Family Court.
Tags: Children's Issues, representation in court.
One of the most daunting tasks a lawyer can assign a client is the completion of a Form 8 Financial Statement (in the case of a Provincial Court action, this is called a Form 4 Financial Statement). The Form 8 [...read full post]
Categorized: British Columbia, Family Court, Income, Procedure.
Intimate partners are expert in knowing how to push each other’s pain points, and when a separation turns into a legal action, it can be difficult to resist the urge to provide evidence of every embarrassing fact or salacious detail [...read full post]
Categorized: Family Court, Uncategorised.
On July 7, 2015, the Supreme Court of BC gave judgment on K.T. v. D.C.P., 2015 BCSC 1179, a family case involving two self-represented litigants and, in my view, a clear call for increased funding to Legal Aid BC. The [...read full post]
Categorized: Case Analysis, Child Support, Commentary, Costs, Divorce, Family Court, Procedure.