Articles tagged “BC Family Law Act”:

Families Change: The Unbreakable Bond of Parenting

A recent key speaker was Professor Patrick Parkinson an internationally recognized expert on children and divorce and a family law professional who brings a perspective of many years as a legal scholar, researcher, and family law reformer.  Professor Parkinson is one of the world’s leading family law academics, with a particular expertise on parenting after separation, child support and complex property matters.  His books include the Indissolubility of Parenthood (2011) and The Voice of a Child in Family Law Disputes (with Judy Cashmore, 2008). He is a professor of law at the University of Sydney Law School and a specialist in family law, child protection and the law of equity and trusts.


Prof. Parkinson spoke on February … Read more »

Significant Changes To The Rights Of Children, Their Parents, Guardians, And Property Trustees Under the BC Family Law Act


On March 18, 2013 British Columbians will see the old Family Relations Act repealed and the new Family Law Act come into force. Under the new Act, parents who lived together after their child was born will both be the child’s guardians. While the child’s parents are living together and after the child’s parents separate, each parent is the child’s guardian. A parent will cease being a child’s guardian if the parents agree in writing or the court orders otherwise. Guardians ensure that a child is personally cared for and are responsible make decisions about the child’s home, education, health, and religion, and their financial and legal interests.


The new Family Law Act allows guardians to … Read more »

How To Successfully Parent After Separation and Divorce


When a family experiences the breakdown of the spousal relationship, it involves many life changes and decisions especially for the children. One of the best resources a parent can use to support themselves during the transition is a talented family lawyer and a divorce coach. And a child specialist can help support the children during this challenging transition and give them a much needed voice as their world is turned upside down. The following highlights some of the key issues that parents must deal with after separation and divorce.

Helping Children Adjust To Two Homes

Children thrive when they have the security and predictability of a stable family environment, that is, the familiarity of where they live, … Read more »