Through no fault of your own, you have been laid off, or your income has been lowered because of the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) crisis. This is a confusing and stressful time: what effect does this have on your legal obligation to [...read full post]
Categorized: Child Support, COVID-19 (Coronavirus), Spousal Support.
If a divorce is in your future, you likely understand that your life may be changing drastically, especially if you have been married for some time. One factor that will profoundly affect the stability of your new life is your [...read full post]
Categorized: Division of Property, Divorce, Separation, Spousal Support.
Tags: Division Of Property, Divorce, family law, Spousal Support.
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.
The question of whether Veteran’s Affairs pensions and Veteran’s Affairs disability pensions received by military personnel for their injuries or disabilities suffered in the line of duty should be characterized as income for child and spousal support claims appears to [...read full post]
Categorized: Child Support, Spousal Support.
The short answer is, YES, but it is case specific and may not be the amount recommended by the Federal Spousal Support Guidelines.
The leading case in BC that addresses this issue is Chutter v. Chutter, 2008 BCCA 507 [...read full post]
Categorized: Case Analysis, Maintenance, Property Division, Spousal Support.