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]
Categorized: British Columbia, Family Law, Procedure.
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]
Categorized: British Columbia, Family Court, Income, Procedure.
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]
Categorized: British Columbia, Family Law, Finances, Procedure.
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.
On July 7, 2015, the Supreme Court of BC gave judgment on K.T. v. D.C.P., 2015 BCSC 1179, a family case involving two self-represented litigants and, in my view, a clear call for increased funding to Legal Aid BC. The [...read full post]
Categorized: Case Analysis, Child Support, Commentary, Costs, Divorce, Family Court, Procedure.