Obtaining a family order to exercise grandparents’ rights

On behalf of Peterson Stark Scott posted in Family Law on May 15, 2015.

Divorce and other conflicts between British Columbia couples can disrupt several relationships within a family. Children must adapt to the parents' separation. Grandparents may lose contact with grandchildren when a parental dispute locks them out of regular visits.

Provincial family law and the Canadian Divorce Act allow grandparents to file formal petitions for court-ordered a...

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Child custody arrangements during separation and divorce

On behalf of Peterson Stark Scott posted in Family Law on May 8, 2015.

Unmarried and married parents are the guardians of their children, whether or not they remain together in the same household. Canada's federal Divorce Act uses the traditional term "custody" to cover parental duties toward children, living arrangements for children and a non-custodial parent's access to a child following a divorce.

Provincial laws like the British Columbia Family and C...

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Spousal support in British Columbia divorces

On behalf of Peterson Stark Scott posted in Family Law on April 14, 2015.

If your marriage is failing, spousal support might be either ordered by the court or it may be included as part of a negotiated agreement in your case. There are many factors the court will use to determine whether either you or your spouse are entitled to receive such payments, and they are not ordered in every divorce case.

The purpose of spousal support is to make certain that both ...

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