January 2019 Archives

Adolescents affected more by divorce than younger kids

Most teenagers are trying to find their ways in the world. Between the raging hormones of puberty, trying to find their place in the social construct, dealing with friends, school and the rest, the stress levels of British Columbia teens can be pretty high. Add to that a bombshell announcement that mom and dad are heading for a divorce and it might be too much for them to handle without some help.

Family law: What to do if child abuse is suspected

There are laws in place to protect the physical and emotional well-being of children. When British Columbia residents suspect a child is being abused, it is incumbent upon them to report it to the authorities. Family law rules exist to ensure convicted child abusers are punished to the extent of the law.

Family law: Resolving business problems involving family members

When family members work together, it can be even more difficult to resolve problematic business issues. But it doesn't have to be that way. There are provisions under family law in British Columbia to help with conflict resolution, even if the dissension might be between those who are related. Running a business with family can unearth possible personal issues that may have been festering for years and, unfortunately, might be spilling over into professional life.

Islamic marriage contracts and divorce in British Columbia

The breakdown of marriages affects people of various customs and religious backgrounds in different ways. When it comes to those of the Islamic faith in British Columbia and the issue of divorce, things can get even more difficult when religious-based marriage contracts are part of the scenario. It has been challenging for lawyers as well as for the courts.

Family law: Genetic testing on immigrants

Genetic testing is used in many immigration cases, and experts are saying this practice could be dangerous. These kinds of issues in British Columbia and in all of Canada come under the family law umbrella and are, for the most part, controversial. Biological relationships have been confirmed or denied by DNA tests by immigration authorities since the 1990s, and in some cases, private ancestry companies have been used to conduct those tests.

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