We have previously written about excluded property and then about emerging confusion regarding Excluded Property under the Family Law Act. As a general principle a spouse who brings an asset into a relationship is entitled to keep the value of [...read full post]
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On February 18, 2016, the British Columbia Supreme Court announced a January 28, 2016 Order in Counsel making amendments to the Supreme Court Family Rules effective July 1, 2016. Notable among the amendments are changes to Form 20 and Form [...read full post]
The BC Provincial Government released its budget today and, after years of taking millions of dollars in child support payments from those children who need it most, have finally put a stop to the practice.
In a release today, [...read full post]
A recent case, J.Z. v. L.H.C. 2015 BCSC 97, presented an unusual attempt to use the Family Law Act towards purposes that were almost certainly beyond the intention of the drafters of the act. In that case, the mother [...read full post]
Any BC Family Lawyer who has worked with the BC Supreme Court Family Rules for any length of time understands and has likely experienced that there is often a disconnect between those Rules and the actual practice of family law. [...read full post]