As we head into tax season many of our clients will be sitting down to organize their taxes. When going through a separation or divorce from your spouse, there are a number of tax issues that should be considered. By [...read full post]
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]
Categorized: Property Division.
In keeping with the goals of Bell’s “Let’s Talk” campaign, we thought it was an appropriate time to talk about how separation and divorce can affect the mental well-being of separating couples and their children.
With 40% of [...read full post]
Categorized: Divorce, Mental Wellness, Separation.
Adoptions in BC
November is National Adoption Awareness Month. For many families in Canada, adoptions are used to grow families and provide children with a nurturing home. There are four ways a child can become available through adoption: (1) adopting [...read full post]
A number of tax issues are raised when you separate or divorce from your spouse. By identifying these issues at an early stage, separating spouses can be better informed, and proactive about organizing the documents and information they will need [...read full post]
Categorized: British Columbia, Separation, Tax.