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Best Richmond Family Lawyers

MacLean Law has been named one of the Best Richmond Family Lawyers firms by threebestrated again this year. The firm is proud to have amongst the best Richmond family lawyers as proven by our winning record as Best Vancouver family law firm for the past 5 years in a row as voted by Top Choice […]

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Parenting Coordinator Decision Appeals

Parenting Coordinator Decision Appeals lawyers deal with cases involving applications to the Supreme Court to review and overturn decisions by a parenting coordinator for lack of jurisdiction or that are unreasonable.  A recent Ontario case involved a family arbitrator ruling it was alright for one parent to not have their child vaccinated created quite an […]

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Shared Custody Child Support Household Income

Shared custody child support household income cases involve comparing the household incomes of both spouses to decide fair child support. Some Shared Custody Child Support Household Income cases involve equalizing the net disposable income in both homes so one home is not a “have” home and the other a “have not” home in a financial […]

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Stay Of Family Trial Orders Pending Appeal

The stay of family trial orders pending appeal is a topic many family law clients and even some family lawyers are unclear on. A common misconception is that once an order has been appealed, its terms are no longer in force until after a decision is rendered on the appeal.  This is only the case […]

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Best Vancouver Family Trial Lawyers Tips

Best Vancouver Family Trial Lawyers Tips help you understand when a family law matter raises a triable issue that needs to be referred to trial the trial list.  It is important to note that ONLY after a matter is referred to the trial list can: document discovery, pretrial discovery, if appropriate a summary trial on […]

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BC Void Marriages Family Law Act

An important BC Void Marriages Family Law Act ruling was handed down this week by the BC Court of Appeal. The decision was made against the backdrop of a high stakes multimillion-dollar international divorce case involving worldwide family property. Of particular importance to this BC Void Marriages Family Law Act appeal is the purpose of […]

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Family Appeals From Masters Orders

BC Family Appeals From Masters Orders have 2 differing tests depending on what type of order was made in Chambers. A stricter test of the disappointed party proving the Master’s decision was “clearly wrong” is applied if the matter is clearly interim without a large impact on the trial to come and a different test […]

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Guide to BC Supreme Court Divorce and Family Law Process

Once a BC divorce is commenced, the goal of the BC Supreme Court is to promptly and hopefully inexpensively end the marriage and decide on such issues as child custody and access, child and/or spousal support, property, and debt division, and the responsibility for legal costs. Roughly 90% of divorces end up proceeding on an […]

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Best Retroactive Child Support Tips

Best Retroactive Child Support Tips will help ensure your child is supported properly after separation. On May 16, 2019, the Supreme Court of Canada granted leave to hear an appeal of the recent BC Family Law retroactive child support decision Graydon v Michel 2018 BCCA 449.  Graydon is about retroactive child support, the process of […]

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Vancouver Inadequate Family Financial Disclosure

Vancouver Inadequate Family Financial Disclosure cases are unfortunately all too common. BC Family Judges now deal very sternly with failure to make full financial disclosure. Our offices have repeatedly caught and punished recalcitrant spouses who tried to hide income and assets. Our senior Vancouver family lawyers know that full financial disclosure is critical to enabling […]

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