WHAT CAN YOU DO ABOUT “PARENTAL ALIENATION”?

Posted in: FAMILY LAW- Jul 10, 2015 Comments Off on WHAT CAN YOU DO ABOUT “PARENTAL ALIENATION”?

Most of us have seen a friend or family member’s marriage go bust in a bitter divorce. Sometimes the couple’s children are victims in their parents’ ongoing conflict long after the break-up. One parent, often the primary caregiver, may influence the kids to take sides and subtly turn them against the other parent.   Undermining […]

CHILD SUPPORT RE-EXAMINED

Posted in: FAMILY LAW- Jul 10, 2015 Comments Off on CHILD SUPPORT RE-EXAMINED

Child support obligations aren’t always clear, especially if there are unusual circumstances. The B.C. Court of Appeal recently dealt with such a case. The court considered the child support obligations for Peter (all names changed here), a pleasant 24-year-old man with a mental disability. Peter couldn’t make basic decisions for himself and likely would never […]

WHO GETS WHAT WHEN YOU SPLIT UP?

Posted in: FAMILY LAW- Jan 22, 2015 Comments Off on WHO GETS WHAT WHEN YOU SPLIT UP?

Say you own a house which you move into with your future spouse. You marry and a few years later you sell the house and buy a new house with the money, which you put into both names. If you later break up, does your spouse get a share of the value of the property […]