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.
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.
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.
Tags: disclosure, Discovery, Examination for Discovery, Implied undertaking, List of Documents.
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.
Tags: BC Government, Budget, child maintenance, Child Support, children, Clawback, Social Assistance.
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.
Tags: children, Family Law Act, Guardianship, J.Z. v. L.H.C., Mobility.