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Best Child Parenting Schedule Considerations

So, you have just separated. You have children and you want to take into account the Best Child Parenting Schedule Considerations. It is a stressful time with a lot of change for both you and your child. You want to make the separation as smooth as possible for the child and insulate them from the […]

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New BC Divorce Act Changes Relocation

New BC Divorce Act Changes Relocation Lawyers at MacLean Law took the time to extract the new sections from Bill 78 that received Royal assent in the third week of June 2019 week. Guidelines were given under the BC Family Law Act in 2013 but our NEW BC DIVORCE ACT CHANGES RELOCATION LAWYERS noted inconsistent […]

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BC Unequal Family Property Division

On March 18, 2013, the law in British Columbia will change with the new Family Law Act and the Courts will be required to divide all property, that is not excluded property, “equally” between the spouses (or common law partners) unless it is “significantly unfair” to do so.  This is a change from the old […]

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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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DRAMATIC BC COMMON LAW AND MARRIAGE LIKE RELATIONSHIP SPOUSAL SUPPORT CHANGES

The BC family lawyers at the MacLean Family Law Group want unmarried persons, couples in short term, marriage like, or common law relationships and those who may simply be dating or having casual sexual relations to think very carefully about whether they want to be parents early on in a relationship. The stakes and consequences […]

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BC Family Law Act Excluded Property Lawyers

  The BC government has released new Family Law Act Bill that will propose sweeping changes to British Columbia family law. For the 1st time in British Columbia couples in marriage like relationships- also called BC common-law relationships- will now be governed by a statutory presumption of equal division of assets upon marriage breakdown. However, […]

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