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Child Support and Undue Hardship

Written by: Henderson Heinrichs LLP (View All Posts • View Bio) Published: May 18, 2017

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.
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Joseph Broadhurst

An Update on Joint Tenancy and Confusion Regarding Excluded Property under the Family Law Act

Written by: Joseph Broadhurst (View All Posts • View Bio) Published: September 29, 2016

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.
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Virginia Richards

Recent BC Court Form Amendments: Disclosure in Litigation Confidential As Between Parties

Written by: Virginia Richards (View All Posts • View Bio) Published: April 21, 2016

On February 18, 2016, the British Columbia Supreme Court announced a January 28, 2016 Order in Counsel making amendments to the Supreme Court Family Rules effective July 1, 2016.  Notable among the amendments are changes to Form 20 and Form [...read full post]

Categorized: British Columbia, Legislation Analysis, Procedure.
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Kevin Heinrichs

Children of Parents on Social Assistance Finally Able to Keep their Child Support

Written by: Kevin Heinrichs (View All Posts • View Bio) Published: February 17, 2015

The BC Provincial Government released its budget today and, after years of taking millions of dollars in child support payments from those children who need it most, have finally put a stop to the practice.

In a release today, [...read full post]

Categorized: Child Support, Legislation Analysis.
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Kevin Heinrichs

Creative Applications: Using the Family Law Act to try to chase away your child’s date

Written by: Kevin Heinrichs (View All Posts • View Bio) Published: February 4, 2015

A recent case, J.Z. v. L.H.C. 2015 BCSC 97, presented an unusual attempt to use the Family Law Act towards purposes that were almost certainly beyond the intention of the drafters of the act.  In that case, the mother [...read full post]

Categorized: Case Analysis, Custody and Access, Family Law, Legislation Analysis, Mobility.
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