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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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. […]