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Drawing on the depth and breadth of our expertise, we’ll help you distill the complicated so you can break through to strategic and positive family solutions.

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BC Divorce & BC Family Law RRSP, Pension, Insurance

Revoking Designated Beneficiaries: Better Safe than Sorry! Once parties have completed a separation agreement or have finalized the division of property after a divorce or relationship breakdown, each may believe that they have sufficiently dealt with property matters and can move on with their lives having successfully disentangled themselves. This may not always be the […]

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Restrictive Retroactive Child Support Guidelines Decision Could Spell Disaster for Children and for Family Lawyers who fail to include annual Child Support Reviews

BC family law practitioners have come to believe that the courts will almost routinely allow for a retroactive child support correction in cases where a payor’s income has increased on an annual basis from the amount that was originally used to calculate the child support obligation. However, it is now critical that family law lawyers […]

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Hartshorne: Enforceability of Prenuptial Agreements and Division of Assets

In the recent court case of Hartshorne v. Hartshorne the Supreme Court of Canada has stated that when parties enter into a prenuptial agreement the terms of that agreement will be upheld in all but the most unusual of cases. This decision has essentially rendered the Family Relations Act section 65 provision that allows separation […]

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Using Section 18(1) of the Child Support Guidelines to Reduce the Guideline Income for Self Employed Persons

You can use section 18(1) of the child support guidelines to reduce the guideline income for self employed persons to a fraction of their tax return line 150 income.In our recent case success, our client’s tax return income was almost $600,000 but the court attributed a fair wage to him under section 18(1)(b) of $200,000. […]

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