Finding Divorce Lawyers In Vancouver BC

All practicing lawyers in British Columbia are members of the Law Society of British Columbia. Many lawyers are also members of the Canadian Bar Association  and its British Columbia Branch. Lawyers along with judges and court clerks are Officers of the Court and as officers of the court and as members of the Law Society, lawyers are held to high standards of conduct.  The website of the Law Society of British Columbia is an excellent resource for people who are thinking about hiring a lawyer in Vancouver or have hired a lawyer in Vancouver. 

When you hire a divorce lawyer, you can expect your vancouver divorce lawyer to provide you with legal advice, take your instructions … Read more »

Separation Agreements: Don’t Leave Your Relationship Without One!

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After I successfully help my client enter into a separation agreement and obtain a divorce order, my job as a family and divorce lawyer is often done.  How did the client start the process?  Frequently, the client has consulted me for pre-separation advice over the past few years because their common law marriage or civil marriage is breaking down and the couple is seeking the help of marriage counselors.  Then the client advises me that they finally told their spouse that the relationship has ended for them and that they want to continue to have a good relationship because it is in the best interests of the children and because they don’t want to have a costly divorce … Read more »

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

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On March 18, 2013 British Columbians will see the old Family Relations Act repealed and the new Family Law Act come into force.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 »