More in ‘Child Protection

“Home Alone” ruling upheld by BC Court of Appeal

The original ruling involving a mother and her (then) 8 year old child had the potential to define the age at which children can be left at home alone but the BC Court of Appeal was very careful to confine it’s decision to the facts of this particular case and did not rule on the […]

Posted on November 20, 2015

Home alone in British Columbia. How old is old enough?

What parent among us has not made a judgment call that could have had unfortunate if not disastrous results? The answer? Pretty much everyone! But hindsight is 20:20. My most vivid memory of one such lapse in parenting perfection was allowing my precocious third grader to test her ability by taking the bus home from […]

Posted on October 2, 2015

Relocation under the Family Law Act – One Year Later

BC courts consider whether Part 4, Division 6 of the Family Law Act applies to interim orders As described in our post on the subject after the introduction of the Family Law Act one year ago, Part 4, Division 6 of the FLA introduces new obligations for guardians who wish to relocate where there is […]

Posted on April 3, 2014