More in ‘Divorce + Separation

Pet Custody: Who Gets the Family Pet?

Lawyers frequently see clients getting dragged into legal battles over pet custody, particularly with respect to the family dog. Ruff-ly ten per cent of matrimonial proceedings end up getting hairy over the family pets, but there’s no reason for you and your former partner to turn this dispute into a dog’s breakfast. Understanding how the […]

Posted on September 29, 2015

Why people divorce and other difficult questions.

As someone who has practiced family law for nearly 20-years, when I’m in a social setting with people who know what I do for a living I am often asked by friends or even complete strangers: “Why do people get divorced?” Whether it is a long-term traditional marriage or a short-term, common-law relationship or just […]

Posted on February 18, 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