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Parenting During and After Separation or Divorce

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Parenting during and after separation and divorce is one of the most sensitive major topics in family law. The law assumes that it is in the best interest of the child to have as much time with each parent as possible. With limited exceptions, it is becoming rarer to have one parent with exclusive parenting time. If… Read more »

Spousal Support Calculations in British Columbia Explained

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One of the challenges of a separation is dealing with the finances for both parties going forward. Spousal support can help a spouse become financially self-sufficient, can help a spouse rehabilitate their ability to financially provide for themselves, and can prevent a spouse from suffering from financial hardship as a result of the separation. Spousal… Read more »

Nullity of Marriage

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Nullity of marriage (also called an annulment or annulling a marriage) is one of the most frequently discussed core topics of family law, but is available in only a small number of circumstances when there exists a legal defect in the marriage. Generally, the marriage can be nullified and voided if the marriage itself was… Read more »

Are We Common Law?

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“My partner and I have been living together for over two years. Are we common law?” When you live with someone without being married, it’s called living in a common-law relationship. If you do this, the law usually sees you as a spouse after a certain amount of time. To be considered to legally be… Read more »

Grounds for Divorce in British Columbia

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Despite a person’s best efforts, sometimes marriage runs its course and comes to an end. The ending of a marriage is one of the most difficult chapters in a person’s life and the legal process can be tedious. The law requires you to meet certain criteria before a judge can grant a divorce. A judge… Read more »

Inheriting Hinges on the Reality of your Intentions

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A common motivation for creating a will is to protect and care for our loved ones when we are no longer there to do so. It is a safety net for those who are left to manage the assets and monies of the deceased. Typically, spouses will name each other as their executor and beneficiary…. Read more »

Marriage/Cohabitation Agreement – The insurance policy for all relationships

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When you’re getting married or beginning to live together, the last thing you might want to think about is your relationship ending. However, having a plan in the form of a marriage or cohabitation agreement can protect your rights should that relationship ever end. A marriage/cohabitation agreement is a contract between two people in a… Read more »

Friendships may Fall Apart but Contracts are Forever

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Throughout life, the relationships between our family and friends often change depending on where we are sitting in life’s timeline. Age, where we live, family dynamics, lifestyle and so much more determines the strength or weaknesses of all of our relationships. As we age, our children move out of the home, our social status changes… Read more »

Hamilton Duncan Congratulates Tara Britnell on her Appointment as Queen’s Counsel

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Hamilton Duncan congratulates Tara Britnell on her appointment as Queen’s Counsel. The Queen’s Counsel – which is reserved for no more than 7% of B.C. lawyers – recognizes excellence in the practice of law, professional integrity, good character and leadership in and contribution to the legal profession. Tara is a most-deserving recipient of this honor… Read more »