January 2020 Archives

Matrimonial home may cause confusion during property division

Yours, mine and ours. That's what needs to be decided when it comes to property division when a couple is headed for divorce. The matrimonial home is likely the thing around which the biggest and often most contentious decisions are made. Separating property -- including the matrimonial home -- is governed by provincial legislation in British Columbia, whether the couple is married or unmarried, in a heterosexual relationship or a same-sex one.

Family law: What is the right of first refusal?

When it comes to child custody situations, some people may not be familiar with the term, right of first refusal. Family law in British Columbia spells out the rules when it comes to issues regarding children. If one parent can't care for a child for a specific time, he or she may choose to use the services of a babysitter, rather than call on the other parent. Right of first refusal means the other parent is seeking the right to choose to care for his or her children instead of entrusting them to the care of a sitter.

Property division: What happens to a business?

There are many things on the table when a couple makes the decision to divorce. One of the discussions British Columbia couples in this circumstance must have is regarding property division. But what happens when a business is involved? It doesn't matter if the business is worth billions, millions or thousands of dollars, communication and collaboration are the keys, according to experts.

January most popular time to make the decision to divorce

January is the start of new beginnings, and it could also mean things are coming to an end. Many British Columbia couples -- and those all over the country -- make the decision to divorce come January; so much so, that many lawyers have dubbed it divorce month. Experts say there are reasons the first month of the year being so popular for marriages coming to an end.

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