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Category: Common Law, Marriage
A Comparative Analysis of Marriage and Common-Law Relationships in Canada

A Comparative Analysis of Marriage and Common-Law Relationships in Canada

For couples residing in British Columbia, including those in Surrey, South Surrey, Langley, and White Rock, the decision between marriage...
Category: Spousal Support
All Necessary Info About Spousal Support Calculation in British Columbia, Canada

All Necessary Info About Spousal Support Calculation in British Columbia, Canada

Divorce, undoubtedly, ranks among the most challenging decisions a couple may encounter in their lifetime. After years of shared interests,...
Category: Divorce
Navigating Inheritance and Divorce in British Columbia: Protecting Your Legacy

Navigating Inheritance and Divorce in British Columbia: Protecting Your Legacy

Inheriting valuable assets can significantly impact your life, bringing financial blessings and potentially complicating existing relationships. When navigating both marriage...
Category: Divorce
A Guide to Understanding Uncontested Divorce

A Guide to Understanding Uncontested Divorce

When it comes to dissolving a marriage, many couples aim for the path of least resistance. What is an uncontested...
Category: Family Law
Navigating Family Law Without Immediate Funds: Exploring Funding Options

Navigating Family Law Without Immediate Funds: Exploring Funding Options

Facing a family law fight without legal representation can be daunting, especially when your spouse has their legal counsel. This...
Category: Family Law
How Quickly Can One Obtain a Court Order?

How Quickly Can One Obtain a Court Order?

Securing a court order in British Columbia involves navigating a legal process with varying timeframes dependent on several factors. Understanding...
Category: Spousal Support
When is Spousal Support Denied?

When is Spousal Support Denied?

Spousal support in BC, also known as alimony or maintenance, refers to court-ordered payments made by one spouse to the...
Category: Family Law
Navigating Verbal Agreements: Understanding Family Law in BC

Navigating Verbal Agreements: Understanding Family Law in BC

Regarding family agreements in British Columbia (BC), the power of the spoken word often matches that of the written contract....
Category: Family Law
How Can I Get a Restraining Order?

How Can I Get a Restraining Order?

No doubt, living in fear takes an immense emotional and physical toll. However, it doesn’t mean that if someone is...
Category: Family Law
How to get a Marriage Annulment in British Columbia?

How to get a Marriage Annulment in British Columbia?

A marriage annulment legally declares that a marriage never existed. Unlike divorce, an annulment erases the marriage completely. Annulments are...
Category: Child Custody
What Is Shared Custody?

What Is Shared Custody?

When parents decide to separate or divorce, deciding who will take care of their children is one of their biggest...
Category: Divorce
What is Alimony? A Guide to Post-Divorce Financial Responsibilities

What is Alimony? A Guide to Post-Divorce Financial Responsibilities

Alimony, also called spousal support or maintenance, is a court-ordered payment from one spouse to the other after divorce or...
Category: Family Law
How to Calculate Spousal Support in Surrey?

How to Calculate Spousal Support in Surrey?

Spousal support, also known as alimony, is a complex issue in Surrey, British Columbia. When a marriage breaks down, one...
Category: Family Law
What is a Restraining Order?

What is a Restraining Order?

A restraining order is a rule made by a family court to set certain limits based on each case’s needs....
Category: Divorce
Simple Guide to Divorce Terminology

Simple Guide to Divorce Terminology

Navigating a divorce involves understanding a unique set of legal terminologies and concepts specific to the process. To assist you...
Category: Child Custody
Understanding Child Support Guidelines in Canada

Understanding Child Support Guidelines in Canada

Navigating the complexities of child support can be overwhelming, particularly after a separation or divorce. Understanding the applicable laws and...
Category: Divorce
Automatic Divorce After Long Separation In Canada

Automatic Divorce After Long Separation In Canada

When a marriage breaks down, divorce often follows. But what if a couple has lived separately for years without taking...
Category: Family Law
Unequal Division of Family Property

Unequal Division of Family Property

The end of a relationship signifies a new beginning and a new way of life for both parties. While a...
Category: Family Law
Pressure on Relationships Increasing with Covid Restrictions

Pressure on Relationships Increasing with Covid Restrictions

Since its detection, the Covid-19 pandemic has inspired a global ripple effect both inside and outside the home. With the...
Category: Divorce
The New Divorce Act

The New Divorce Act

The end of a marriage is an unfortunate event, experienced by thousands of Canadians each year. A divorce or separation...