Divorce and Canada’s overlapping family laws

On behalf of Peterson Stark Scott posted in Divorce on May 28, 2015.

Marital status and other factors determine whether provincial laws, federal laws or both apply during the legal process of ending a relationship. Any couple in British Columbia can separate but only married couples can divorce. In general, the federal Divorce Act exclusively concerns married individuals, while provincial laws cover separations of married or unmarried couples who've ha...

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Your federal tax filing status changes with divorce

On behalf of Peterson Stark Scott posted in Divorce on April 24, 2015.

Many British Columbia residents are expected to take advantage of federal benefits and credits while filing returns, due by the last day of this month. Refunds can be affected greatly by changes in household income, particularly for low-income taxpayers. Separation and divorce alter that income and impact how tax returns are filed with the Canada Revenue Agency.

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