If you are headed to trial, examinations for discovery may be part of the preparation that the lawyers go through to obtain the facts relevant to the claims made in your family law matter. An examination for discovery and review [...read full post]
Divorce law blog
Judicial Case Conferences (JCCs) are a key part of the litigation process in family law Supreme Court proceedings in British Columbia.
What is a JCC?
A JCC is an informal meeting between you, your Ex, and your respective lawyers (if [...read full post]
One of the most daunting tasks a lawyer can assign a client is the completion of a Form 8 Financial Statement (in the case of a Provincial Court action, this is called a Form 4 Financial Statement). The Form 8 [...read full post]
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]
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]