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.
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]
Categorized: British Columbia, Commentary, Family Law, Finances, Initial Information, Property Division.
Tags: Drafting, F8, Financial Statement, Form 8.
We have previously written about excluded property and then about emerging confusion regarding Excluded Property under the Family Law Act. As a general principle a spouse who brings an asset into a relationship is entitled to keep the value of [...read full post]
Categorized: Commentary, Legislation Analysis, Property Division.
Tags: Confusion regarding Excluded Property under the Family Law Act, Excluded Property, Family Law Act, joint, Property division.
Since the Supreme Court of Canada decision in D.B.S. v. S.R.G. 2006 SCC 37, retroactive child support orders have been made pretty frequently against parents who have not been paying child support in accordance with the Federal Child Support [...read full post]
Categorized: Appeals, Case Analysis, Child Support, Commentary.
Tags: appeal, child maintenance, Child Support, Conduct, Retroactive Child Maintenance, Retroactive Child Support, Retroactive Maintenance, Retroactive Support.
On July 3, 2015, the Supreme Court of British Columbia released Kalafchi v. Yao, 2015 BCSC 1152 (Kalafchi), a new statement on contact under the Family Law Act (FLA). Contact is defined as time a person who is not [...read full post]
Categorized: British Columbia, Case Analysis, Commentary, Contact, Parenting Time.
Tags: British Columbia family law, contact, Divorce, Parenting Time.