More in ‘Spousal Support

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

Spousal and Child Support: are the kids all right?

Going through a divorce or separation is often a complex and stressful experience, but it shouldn’t end your search for happiness. Some individuals find new love after the end of a relationship, and go on to have children with those new partners. However, trouble may lie ahead if there is an expectation of relief from […]

Posted on August 18, 2015

Tax Rules for Child Support and Spousal Support Payments

Tax season is once again upon us. If you have made or received child or spousal support payments under a court order or written agreement, there are certain tax rules to be aware of when preparing your income tax return. Many family law litigants are aware that spousal support must be claimed as taxable income […]

Posted on March 16, 2015

Child and Spousal Support under BC’s new Family Law Act

Recently the family law group attended a public event at the West Vancouver Memorial Library to inform people about the changes to BC’s family law regime that are effective March 18, 2013.  As part of the event we presented a number of Powerpoints on what the changes would mean for various aspects of  family law. […]

Posted on March 15, 2013