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Learn how BC Courts are responding to the Covid-19/Coronavirus epedimic and what impact this will have on your hearings. We are fully remote. We can help.
Supreme Court divorce trials and family trials are stressful … it even feels worse, when you don’t know what to do! Let us help. We have a checklist for you with all the important deadlines.
How Do I Prepare for the Judicial Case Conference (JCC) in my Divorce Case? Explained by Vancouver Divorce Lawyer
Judicial Case Conference (JCC) is a mandatory step in your family law or divorce case in BC Supreme Court. Often, it is held at an early stage of your court case. Generally speaking, you are not allowed to bring an application to the court until you have completed and are release form the JCC program. As always, there are exceptions. Learn More.
Spousal support refers to payments made to a former spouse after separation. In some cases, a party may claim retroactive spousal support to recoup support that should have been paid by a
Appeal is very technical. You need to know the law and the appellate procedure. Not following the correct procedure may jeopardize your case to the point of no return (i.e. you may lose your right to appeal). We highly recommended that you contact a skilled divorce and appellate lawyer as soon as you get an order/decision from the court.
Family law agreements are written agreements signed by all parties and specify each parties’ rights and obligations. The agreements should be drafted in plain and concise language and both parties must provide full and frank financial disclosure. It is often highly recommended to obtain independent legal advice on your family law agreements.
It is very difficult to disqualify an adjudicator. Subject to the reasons for seeking qualification, we generally tell our clients that it is waste of their time and money, and court’s resources to apply to disqualify an adjudicator. However, having that said, there may be times where it is warranted to ask to disqualify a judge from a hearing.
Financial disclosure in family law is critical to the success and resolution of all family law cases. ?Without it, parties cannot fairly negotiate, litigate, or have productive discussions regarding their property or support issues.
The quick and dirty answer is, Yes. The Family Law Act?says family property is divided 50/50 between spouses unless it is significantly unfair to do so. But there is much more to it. Learn More.