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Vancouver Family Law and Significantly Unfair Marriage and Separation Agreements

Our newest Vancouver family law associate, Johanna Stein, joins us after an early career as a BC Supreme Court clerk and after practicing with a large national law firm. She was attracted to us by our client focused “people not paper” approach. Today she explains that while the governments and courts encourage parties to settle […]

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Vancouver family lawyer explains unfair marriage and separation agreements

BC’s NEW FAMILY LAW ACT SAYS HOMEMADE AND ORAL FAMILY AGREEMENTS MAY BE ENFORCED. WE WARN ALL OUR READERS THAT HOMEMADE DEALS OR ORAL AGREEMENTS MADE WITHOUT INDEPENDENT LEGAL ADVICE CAN BE ENFORCED. DON’T MAKE A HUGE MISTAKE OR TRY TO BE A HERO. MEET WITH US FIRST. Our newest Vancouver family law associate, Johanna […]

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BC CHILD SUPPORT and VANCOUVER ATTRIBUTED SPOUSAL SUPPORT INCOME LAWYERS

The recent BC Court of Appeal of RWL v. LB restates the settled law of imputing a realistic income to a paying spouse and the law is equally applicable to an underemployed recipient spouse.. We cannot allow children or spouses to be under supported because spouses deliberately or foolishly earn less then they can. Similarly […]

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HAS THE TEST FOR VANCOUVER BC CHILD CUSTODY VARIATION CASES CHANGED?

As highly rated Vancouver BC child custody, guardianship, access, and parenting responsibility lawyers we handle a number of high conflict child custody disputes. We have 4 offices across BC in Vancouver, Surrey, Kelowna and Fort St John, BC and are available to assist our clients across BC through our toll free child custody hotline at […]

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BC MARRIAGE BREAKDOWN AND FAMILY LAWYERS JOINT TENANCY ALERT

BC joint tenancy family property lawyers warning. Are you: going through a marriage breakdown;  or are you or do you have an elderly parent who has placed property in joint tenancy with a spouse or child for creditor protection or estate planning purposes and;  are you or a spouse or sibling concerned as to what will […]

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BC FAMILY LAW ACT FAMILY PROPERTY VALUATION LAWYERS AND KEY DATE CHANGES FOR VANCOUVER FAMILY LAW

The highly rated and reviewed lawyers at MacLean Law want the public to be aware that the new BC Family Law Act has changed key dates for our family law clients in  Vancouver, Surrey, Kelowna and Fort St John, BC. The new Act has been passed and will be implemented very shortly. If you are […]

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BC Wills Variation WVA, Alter Ego Trusts

The BC Wills Variation Act disputed wills lawyers led by Lorne N. MacLean, Q.C. at MacLean Law want you to be aware of a huge new BC Wills Variation Act  and Fraudulent Conveyance Act case that has just been decided by BC’s highest court. Given this case approves of a practice which in effect  defeats Wills […]

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Johanna Stein, Vancouver BC Family Lawyer, Joins 5 Star Rated MacLean Family Law Group

Johanna Stein has joined us as an Associate at our 5 star rated Vancouver and Surrey family law lawyer and civil litigation offices. Johanna Stein focuses on family law and ICBC and personal injury insurance in our Vancouver and Surrey Offices as well as regularly helping clients in our Northern offices.Ms. Stein held a prestigious clerk position with the British Columbia Supreme […]

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What is the new test for parental loans or gifts in BC?

As Vancouver high net worth divorce lawyers and Wills Variation Act and estate litigation lawyers, we often see the interplay between how family gifts or loans are characterized in disputed marriage breakdown cases as well as on the death of a parent or spouse in estate litigation cases. In many family cases what might initially […]

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