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 […]

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 […]