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Can A Relationship Conducted Virtually be a Marriage-like Relationship?

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Categories: Blog, Family Law
A recent interesting court decision came out last week from the B.C. Supreme Court.

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A Long Time Coming: Two Important Changes to Divorce Act

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Categories: Blog, Family Law
The amendments to the federal Divorce Act came into force March 1, which marked long overdue changes to a piece of legislation that has not been significantly amended in more than 30 years.

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Double Dipping in the Division of Assets

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Categories: Blog, Family Law
One of the issues that can frequently come up, particularly when couples separate later on in life and when they have higher net worth assets is the question of “double dipping”.

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How to Avoid Disputes Between Parents Around the Canada Child Benefit

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Categories: Blog, Family Law, Tax
The Canada Child Benefit is a tax-free monthly benefit provided to Canadian low and middle-income families which the Government of Canada introduced in 2016.

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Spousal Support and Retirement

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Categories: Blog, Family Law
Recently, the BC Supreme Court came out with a case that deals with the question of the impact of retirement on spousal support and clarifying what is considered early retirement.

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Pushor Mitchell Participates in Community Pro Bono Event

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Categories: Firm News
Pushor Mitchell Lawyers Leneigh Bosdet and Paul Tonita will be volunteering their time in the Pro Bono Advice-a-Thon even that takes place in city park in Kelowna throughout the day on September 10, 2019.

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All About Judicial Case Conferences

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Categories: Blog, Family Law
A Judicial Case Conference is usually the first step in a family law case after you have filed your claim.

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New Changes Proposed for Canada’s Divorce Act

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Categories: Blog, Family Law
Bill C-78 was recently introduced into the house of commons proposing some revisions to the federal Divorce Act legislation which has been in place more than 30 years.

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New Case out of the BC Court of Appeal Highlights the Challenges High Conflict Parenting Disputes

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Categories: Blog, Family Law
On November 23 the Court of Appeal released the family law decision N.R.G. v. G.R.G. 2017 BCCA 407. This is a very important case.

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Child Support: Don’t Avoid the Issue!

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Categories: Blog, Family Law
In early February, the Supreme Court of Canada declined to hear the appeal of a B.C. lower court decision dealing with retroactive child support.

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The Pitfalls of Litigating Parenting Disputes

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Categories: Blog, Family Law
I recently heard the litigation process in parenting disputes described by a mediator as “the dark side.” I generally agree.

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Child Support – Some Common Misconceptions

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Categories: Blog, Family Law
When parents separate with dependent children both parents have a legal obligation to continue to financially support their children to the best of their abilities.

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New Developments in the Law of Property Division in BC

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Categories: Blog, Family Law
On April 28, 2016 the British Columbia Court of Appeal came out with a decision called V.J.F. v. S. K. W., 2016 BCCA 186. This decision called into question how property is to be divided in BC upon the breakdown of a spousal relationship under the Family Law Act.

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“How Do We Divide Our Property if We Separate?”- The Basics of Property Division Under the Family Law Act

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The Family Law Act changed the law in BC in several ways and one of the most significant ways is property division on the breakdown of a spousal relationship.

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Will I Have To Pay Spousal Support?

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Whether you will have a legal obligation to pay spousal support upon the breakdown of your relationship depends on quite a number of factors.

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