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Category: Legislation Analysis

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.

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.

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.