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Spousal Support Payments: Tax Issues

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Categories: Blog, Family Law
The intersection of tax law in the context of divorce or separation is a complicated topic not easily understood.

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Dealing with Family Property – Do not Delay!

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Categories: Blog, Family Law
For many spouses, in addition to the emotional turmoil that results from a martial breakdown, dealing with matters of family property and debt often adds another measure of tension to an already stressful situation.

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Setting Aside Agreements Respecting Property and Debt Division (Part 2)

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Categories: Blog, Family Law
Part Two of this article considers common law grounds that may invalidate a separation agreement on the basis of it being significantly unfair.

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Setting Aside Agreements Respecting Property Division (Part 1)

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Categories: Blog, Family Law
Section 93 of the Family Law Act (the “FLA”) sets out the legal basis under which a court may set aside a written (and properly witnessed) agreement respecting property division.

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Separation Agreements – The Basics

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Categories: Blog, Family Law
The breakdown of a relationship inevitably triggers a number of issues, both personal and financial, that may require immediate and careful management.

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Alas Disgruntled Strata Owners! The Civil Resolution Tribunal Debuts in British Columbia

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Categories: Blog, Strata Property
In the midst of a strata dispute with your council or neighbour? Or, are you owed money where the amount in issue is relatively small such that it does not make financial sense to hire a lawyer?

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Conflicts of Interest Explained – Strata Council Advice

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Categories: Blog, Real Estate
At one time or another, strata councils inevitably have to deal with questions or issues raised by its members relating to conflicts of interest.

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Strata Law 101 – “You are all in it together”…for the most part

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Categories: Blog, Strata Property
The old adage – good fences make for good neighbours – is of such unalloyed truth as to be accepted as gospel.

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A Summer Sojourn Down the Mighty Yukon

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For most people, a vacation entails relaxing in hot weather, a vacated schedule and a full glass of one’s choicest libation. However, for some of the more adventurous amongst us – vacation is a prime opportunity to “push” one’s self in a different direction from the normal day to day routine. I am squarely in […]

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