One of the biggest challenges for newly separated spouses or single parents is the monthly budget. It is often crucial to establish a fair amount of child and spousal support right away. We help out clients determine their rights and responsibilities is this regard, having reference to the appropriate Child Support Guidelines and/or Spousal Support Advisory Guidelines. All of our family law lawyers are experienced in this area and would be pleased to assist with resolving these issues.
If you think you have a family law claim against your ex-spouse for past financial support, whether that money was for yourself or your children, don’t wait to get legal advice; do it now. In the recent case of Boekhoff v. Boekhoff, 2016 BCCA 33, the 13-year delay by Ms. Boekhoff in pursuing Mr. Boekhoff […]
Allen and Beth were in a committed marriage for five years. During that time they decided to start a family and baby Caroline was born. Unfortunately, the relationship did not work out between Allen and Beth. Although they were on good terms, they decided to get divorced. Despite the divorce, both remain committed to giving […]
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 […]
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 […]
The Provincial Government released their annual budget on Tuesday February 17. You may ask what this has to do with family law. For the most part not much in the budget is specific to family law, nor for couples who have separated, divorced or are even contemplating a change in their relationship status. However, those […]