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 »

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!


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 »