Polyamory is a hot topic these days. Societal expectations for relationships seem to be becoming more permissive, and with television shows like “Big Love”, and major news networks publishing polyamory “explainers” (https://globalnews.ca/news/4320857/what-is-polyamory/), polyamory appears to be working its way [...read full post]
Divorce law blog
Category: Property Division
What is a Spousal Waiver (Form 2)?
A Form 2, once signed and filed with the pension provider, authorizes the pension provider to stop payments to a plan member’s spouse after a plan member dies. The Pension Benefits Standards Act [...read full post]
An Investment Advisor’s book of business is considered family property capable of division (see the BC Court of Appeal decision of Lightle v. Kotar 2014 BCCA 469). Under part 5 of the Family Law Act, the value of an IA’s [...read full post]
Categorized: Property Division.
What exactly is a Form 8 and what is it meant to achieve?
A Form 8 Financial Statement is a Supreme Court form used in British Columbia by family law litigants to exchange financial information. It has 6 parts: 1) [...read full post]
When you have been married for some time, you may want to leave your spouse a large share of your estate in your Will. However, if that relationship goes sour, it’s likely your feelings about who should inherit your assets [...read full post]