“I just want to get it over with”: Rushing to sign a separation agreement can be costly
Divorce and common law separations can be complicated. It can take more time and cost more money than you expect, which is why [...read full post]
Categorized: Agreements, British Columbia, Commentary, Contracts, Dispute Resolution, Division of Property, Divorce, Family Law, Procedure, Property Division, Separation, Vancouver.
Polyamory is a hot topic these days. Societal expectations for relationships seem to be becoming more permissive, and with television shows like “Big Love”, and major news networks publishing polyamory “explainers” (https://globalnews.ca/news/4320857/what-is-polyamory/), polyamory appears to be working its way [...read full post]
Categorized: Common Law, Divorce, Family Law, Finances, Maintenance, Procedure, Property Division, Same Sex Issues, Separation, Spousal Support.
If you are headed to trial, examinations for discovery may be part of the preparation that the lawyers go through to obtain the facts relevant to the claims made in your family law matter. An examination for discovery and review [...read full post]
Categorized: Family Law, Procedure.
Judicial Case Conferences (JCCs) are a key part of the litigation process in family law Supreme Court proceedings in British Columbia.
What is a JCC?
A JCC is an informal meeting between you, your Ex, and your respective lawyers (if [...read full post]
Categorized: British Columbia, Family Law, Procedure.
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.