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Calgary Same Sex Divorce 

Calgary Same Sex Divorce lawyers help you to navigate successfully divorce in Calgary and Alberta. Peter Graburn shows you the ropes of Calgary same-sex divorce in today’s blog. Same-sex couples in Alberta live in the same two legally-recognized family relationships as opposite-sex couples: either common-law (in Alberta legally referred to as Adult Interdependent Partnerships or […]

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Vancouver Marriage Like Relationship Lawyers

Vancouver Marriage Like Relationship Lawyers 604-602-9000 Vancouver Marriage Like Relationship lawyers deal with when and if parties entered into a “common law” or “marriage like relationship and when and if it ended. Unlike a marriage, a Vancouver common law relationship called a Vancouver “marriage like relationship” doesn’t have an easily identifiable start date.  The best Vancouver […]

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Vancouver Separation Date Lawyers

Vancouver Separation Date Lawyers help you deal with the tricky legal issue of when parties separated. Vancouver Separation Date Lawyers know that time limits apply for relief under our family property legislation and also for liability for spousal support both regarding how long you lived together and how long you were separated. Millions of dollars […]

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Calgary Family Lawyer

The Calgary family lawyer team at MacLean family law often are asked by clients “can interim orders be appealed?” Our Calgary family lawyer members explain that interim orders are intended to be “rough justice: awards often made on incomplete evidence and often done with time pressure to get interim relief in place that allows parties […]

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Surrey Punjabi Family Lawyers

Our Surrey Punjabi family lawyers understand the importance of Punjabi prenuptial agreements and Punjabi marriage agreements. Surrey Punjabi marriage agreements are very common in British Columbia. We note that these agreements are not common in India and indeed the Indian government is now in the process of making changes to the law in India to […]

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BC Common Law Marriage Like Relationships

Did you know that since March of 2013 BC Common law marriage like relationships of greater than 2 years give common law spouses in BC the same family property division rights as married couples? The new regime shares most property equally that is acquired during these BC common law marriage like relationships. The starting value […]

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BC Marriage Like Relationship Property Division Lawyers

Our MacLean Law, BC marriage-like relationship and Vancouver common law relationship family lawyers are routinely involved in helping BC family law courts set new law. We are proud to have once again set new family law in British Columbia. In a decision that will have profound impact to British Columbians everywhere, the BC Supreme Court […]

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Vancouver Canada Foreign Non Resident Same Sex Divorce Lawyers 2013

As one of Vancouver, Canada’s top rated same-sex divorce lawyers and family law firms, we are still receiving quite a few inquiries from foreign individuals about the status of the same-sex divorce law in Canada for non-residents. Contact us toll free from anywhere in North America at 1 877 602 9900.  Or, you can also use […]

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COMMON LAW COUPLES AND SPOUSAL SUPPORT: KNOW YOUR RIGHTS

In a recent landmark case, the Supreme Court of Canada ruled that the Quebec law barring common law couples from the right to claim spousal support is to be upheld, even though a majority found the law to be unconstitutional. In a narrow 5-4 vote, the highest court in our country found that Quebec’s exclusion […]

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EXCLUSIVE POSSESSION AND USE OF THE MATRIMONIAL HOME – A DIFFICULT TEST TO MEET

A common question that newly separated couples sometimes face is: who should stay in the home? Occasionally the parties will continue to live together under the same roof even after separation, for financial reasons or for the benefit of the children. There are times, however, when one (or both) parties no longer wishes to continue […]

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