We are delighted to welcome family lawyer Vanessa Park to our Vancouver office.
In addition to her family law expertise, Vanessa has a background and an interest in business law. This combined skill set will benefit clients who are looking [...read full post]
Child Support is not optional
Most separating or separated parents are aware that child support is mandatory. Unfortunately, fewer parents are aware of how the court can and should reach a decision regarding how much child support they should pay. [...read full post]
Categorized: Alberta, British Columbia, Child Support, Commentary, Legislation Analysis.
Tags: child maintenance, Child Support, Child Support Guidelines, Federal Child Support Guidelines, Guidelines, Hardship, Undue Hardship.
Duty to disclose and steps to taken when a spouse refuses to provide financial information
Full financial disclosure is an essential element to the resolution of any family claim involving support orders or the division of property. “Non-disclosure or delayed [...read full post]
Categorized: British Columbia, Family Law, Finances, Procedure.
Tags: disclosure, enforcement, Financial Information, non-disclosure.
The question of whether Veteran’s Affairs pensions and Veteran’s Affairs disability pensions received by military personnel for their injuries or disabilities suffered in the line of duty should be characterized as income for child and spousal support claims appears to [...read full post]
Categorized: Alberta, British Columbia, Case Analysis, Child Support, Income, Spousal Support.
Tags: Child Support, Military Pensions, Spousal Support, Veteran's Affairs Pensions.
Cohabitation agreements (also known as adult interdependent partner agreement in Alberta), pre-nuptial agreements, matrimonial property agreements, and separation agreements (“Family Agreements”) are still touchy subjects for couples that are entering a new phase of increased commitment or in the process [...read full post]
Categorized: Agreements, Alberta, Case Analysis, Dispute Resolution, Edmonton.
Tags: agreement, agreements, Alberta, Edmonton, Family Law Act, Maintenance, matrimonial property, Matrimonial Property Act, spousal support common law.