An uncontested divorce is a straight-forward process where ex-spouses can file a joint-application to finalize their divorce. It is only applicable for couples who have an agreement on all the issues surrounding their separation (for example, dividing family property, spousal and child support and parenting time) and who have been separated for at least one … Continued
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There are time limits for spousal support applications for legally married spouses and spouses living in a marriage–like relationship. Spouses intending to make a claim of support against their spouse after separation should be aware that there are different time limitations for making the claim for support, depending on whether or not they were legally … Continued
A separation can have a profound effect on the family. When parents separate, they will either, through agreement or through the courts, decide on when and how they will spend time with their children. But Grandparents with a close relationship with their grandchildren are often left out of such agreements or orders. If you are … Continued
Under British Columbia’s Family Law Act, the rule of thumb is that all ‘family property’ will be divided equally between spouses when they separate. There are obvious exceptions to this rule, which will be covered in a future blog, but that does beg the question was is ‘family property? The easiest way to answer that … Continued
Special and Extraordinary Expenses: When Child Support Isn’t Enough You get child support payments from your ex-spouse. Often times though, those child support payments are not enough to support your child’s extracurricular activities, tutoring and other big expenses. Special and extraordinary expenses are a type of child support that are separate and in addition to … Continued
In the British Columbia courts, a person’s last will can be contested under the Wills Variation Act. Wills variation claims arise when a child or spouse feels they have not been adequately provided for within a will or when there is another dispute over the fair dispersal of an estate. To avoid this legal process—which … Continued
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