Divorces in BC are grounded in the basic rule that property is divided equally between spouses. But the division of property in divorce proceedings can be quite complex.
Canadian spousal support is a complex area of family law. Beyond the primary question of entitlement to spousal support, many factors are relevant when calculating the amount and duration of spousal support. Here are some of the basics of what you need to know about spousal support payments.
Child support is the amount of money to be paid for the support of the child or children. In general, if one guardian or parent has sole guardianship/custody of a child, the other parent or guardian will be obligated to pay full child support.
Getting a divorce in British Columbia is luckily a very straight forward process and it has 2 main stages. The first stage consists of filing of the claim for divorce, in legal terms filing the “Notice of Family Claim”, at the Supreme Court of British Columbia, which then leads to the service of the claim for divorce. The service involves delivering, in person, a cop
Upon relationship breakdown, it is not uncommon for former spouses to relocate to a different province or country. In such cases, can the spouse residing in BC enforce a spousal or child support order against the former spouse in another Canadian province or a foreign jurisdiction?
During the meeting with a family lawyer, you will be asked several questions regarding your matter and the family lawyer will explain the possible approaches to resolve the dispute in the most amicable manner. Family litigation can be time consuming, stressful and expensive so it is important to use your resources wisely.
Family Law agreements, namely, marriage, cohabitation and separation agreements are legal binding contacts used to settle issues that may arise upon breakdown of a relationship. Such agreements can deal with a multitude of legal issues such as division of property and debt, spousal support, child support and parenting arrangements.