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June 2016 Archives

Why an app cannot substitute for an experienced family law attorney

There are a number of things in life that can make great do-it-yourself (DIY) projects. Building a deck, remodeling a bathroom, or building a shelf—these can be great projects for those who are moderately handy and willing to put in the work. Heck, you might even save some money. As some of our readers know, though, the DIY mentality can be taken too far.

Property Division – What You Keep And What You Split

In a previous post, we talked about how family debt is divided between married and common law couples who decide to separate – basically a 50/50 split unless the couple stipulates a different arrangement in a separation agreement. In this week’s post, we look at how the law in B.C. treats the division of family property.

Five FAQs About Common-Law Relationships In B.C.

According to Statistics Canada, between 2006 and 2011, the increase in the number of cohabiting couples was four times that of marriages in Canada during the same period. Recognizing the need to address the legal issues affecting this growing population, British Columbia introduced the BC Family Law Act in 2013. Our post this week answers some of the most frequently asked questions that cohabiting couples often have about their rights and obligation under law.