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Independent Legal Advice

June 22, 2021

This article introduces the concept of independent legal advice and how it applies to various Family Law legal agreements in Canada. Read More...

Divorce Property Division Explained

June 17, 2021

This article introduces the legal principles governing the division of matrimonial property and common law property in Canada. Read More...

What is Spousal Support in Canada?

July 06, 2018

Spousal support (sometimes referred to as alimony) is intended to compensate the recipient. This article explains why that is, how support is calculated and when it is payable. Read More...

What is a Parenting Plan?

November 23, 2017

Creating a formalized parenting plan brings benefits to everyone involved Read More...

Finding Hidden Assets

November 12, 2017

Discovering hidden assets is possible, and in some cases these investigations are essential to achieving a fair settlement. Read More...

How much child support should I be paying, and for how long?

August 01, 2017

Getting divorced with minor children? Find out what child support must be paid in your situation. Read More...

Back to School, But Who Pays? Child Support for School Expenses & Extracurriculars

June 30, 2017

Who should pay for school or sports? Find out how to divide the cost of school expenses and other educational and extracurricular costs. Read More...

Excluded Property in British Columbia

June 14, 2017

In a divorce, matrimonial property is normally split equally - with some exceptions. Find out when property can be excluded from this division of assets. Read More...

Can Children Choose Which Parent to Live With?

December 09, 2016

Children can choose which parent to live with, but the Court will weigh that decision based on the child's age and maturity. Read More...

Relocation - Can I Move With my Children?

October 13, 2016

Planning a post-divorce move? This article addresses the practical and legal issues involved in relocating with children after a divorce. Read More...

Mediation - the 5 W's

September 22, 2016

Is mediation right for you? Find out in our introduction to the family law mediation process. Read More...

How to Choose a Divorce Lawyer

September 10, 2016

Is it about experience? Style? Learn how to identify the best divorce lawyer for you. Read More...

Mediation Preparation

August 15, 2016

A successful arbitration result requires careful preparation. Here's how you can get ready for your arbitration hearing. Read More...

Child Support in Canada

August 11, 2016

Child support is a fact of life for many divorced parents. Learn about the legal principles governing child support in Canada. Read More...

Arbitration: the 5 W's

July 20, 2016

Here's the scoop on arbitration - what it is, how it works, and why you could be better off choosing arbitration rather than courtroom litigation for your divorce. Read More...

Mediation Roles

July 19, 2016

Mediation is different than courtroom litigation in more ways than one - so here's a quick overview of who should be there and what they should do. Read More...

How to Talk About a Prenup

July 01, 2016

Many couples never enter a pre-nuptial agreement because they don't know how to raise the issue without killing the mood. Here's some helpful tips to start the conversation. Read More...

Parenting After Separation

June 29, 2016

Learn how to limit the negative effects of a divorce on your children in this practical introduction to the legal principles applicable to parenting after separation. Read More...

10 Reasons you Need a Pre-Nuptial Agreement

June 10, 2016

Why get a pre-nup? Find out how a pre-nuptial agreement can help protect both your relationship and your financial situation. Read More...

Mediation/Arbitration: the 5 W's

May 12, 2016

Learn how a hybrid mediation/arbitration process can help resolve your dispute with finality at lower cost than courtroom litigation. Read More...

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