Legal Insights

Family Law

Do you know someone who came to Canada to marry their same-sex partner but now wants a divorce? Would existing laws take care of this? Read more for insights.

Family Law

If you’re new to pursuing a family law claim, one of the first questions you might ask is whether it would be better to pursue your claim in Provincial Court or Supreme Court. In BC, both courts have jurisdiction to hear family law cases: Provincial Court can hear claims related to parenting, child support and spousal support while the Supreme Court can hear all of those claims plus claims related to property division. It can also grant divorces. Read More

Family Law

Following separation or divorce, it is important to consider how parenting arrangements may affect upcoming family events and summer holiday plans. It is common for children to be on a rotating schedule with each parent so, depending on how events and plans are made, it is possible that your children may not be in your care at the time of a particular event or a specific period during the summer. Read more

Family Law

Child support is payable until a child reaches 19 years old and can continue past that age if the child is enrolled in full time post-secondary studies or is disabled and unable to be independent. Read more

Family Law

Introduced in May 2018 by the federal government, Bill C-78 proposes significant reforms to Canada’s Divorce Act. It is the first substantive revision of the Act in more than 20 years and is intended to modernize Canada’s family laws. Read More