When the Ministry of Children and Family Development becomes involved in a family’s life, this can be a very stressful time. The system is complicated and can be difficult to navigate without assistance. Our Family Law Group has previous experience acting as counsel for MCFD as well as parents and we can assist parents or other family members with responding to the concerns of MCFD and with any court proceedings. We have extensive knowledge and experience to draw on when advising families at this very difficult time and we invite you to contact Jonathan M. Lazar, Fiona M. Beveridge or Laurence Klass if you require assistance.
- Frequently Asked Questions related to Child Protection.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]