An Investment Advisor’s book of business is considered family property capable of division (see the BC Court of Appeal decision of Lightle v. Kotar 2014 BCCA 469). Under part 5 of the Family Law Act, the value of an IA’s [...read full post]
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If there’s debt, make sure you have a lawyer
One of the most daunting tasks a lawyer can assign a client is the completion of a Form 8 Financial Statement (in the case of a Provincial Court action, this is called a Form 4 Financial Statement). The Form 8 [...read full post]
What exactly is a Form 8 and what is it meant to achieve?
A Form 8 Financial Statement is a Supreme Court form used in British Columbia by family law litigants to exchange financial information. It has 6 parts: 1) [...read full post]
In Part 1 of “Ten Documents You Should Keep Close If You’re Getting A Divorce”, we discussed the importance of documents in divorce proceedings including: financial account statements, property documents, marriage documents, corporate records and agreements, contracts and court [...read full post]