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The Changes to the Federal Divorce Act (Canada)

The recent changes to the Divorce Act (Canada) were implemented under Bill C-78, which received Royal Assent on June 21, 2019 and came into force on March 1, 2021.  There are a number of changes that Bill C-78 impose, and it is important to familiarize yourself with these changes as they affect your circumstances.  There [...]

By | March 12th, 2021|Access to Justice, Divorce, Family Law, Practice of Law|0 Comments

Can Moving Out Of The Country Get You Off The Hook From Paying Child Support?

Mayall v. Kebarle - 2018 BCSC 170 Can moving out of the country get you off the hook from paying child support? A recent BC decision says no. While moving to Belize may let you escape the cold weather, it will not release you from your legal obligations. Courts will grant child support variations if [...]

By | May 18th, 2018|Adult Guardianship, Divorce, Family Law|0 Comments

Divorce in Your Future? Checklist for Pre, During and Post-Divorce

Pre-Divorce/Preventative To Do’s Preliminary If you are in a situation where abuse or violence is present, even if it is not physical abuse, call VictimLink at 1-800-563-0808 to speak with an advocate or support person about your options, and they can connect you with shelters and other safe temporary housing, and get you support for [...]

By | April 10th, 2017|Divorce|0 Comments

Contemplating Divorce

Safety First If you are subject to family violence, whether physical, sexual, emotional, psychological or financial – it is never okay. If you are in immediate danger, call the police right away – 911. When the danger is not immediate, help is available through VicimLinkBC. It is a toll-free, confidential, multilingual telephone service available across [...]

By | February 22nd, 2016|Divorce, Family Law, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Contemplating Divorce

The Inclusion of Exclusions: what you need to know

Recent case law arising from the interpretation of the Family Law Act (the “FLA”) in British Columbia reveals two distinct positions on whether deemed excluded property from the commencement of a martial relationship remains excluded after being transferred into joint tenancy or after being used for a family purpose.  Essentially, there is a differing opinion [...]

By | October 23rd, 2015|Divorce, Family Law, Uncategorized|Comments Off on The Inclusion of Exclusions: what you need to know

Free Family Law Legal Clinic

Family law lawyer Carlos Garcia, LL.B./JD, LL.M. of Heritage Law is offering a one day free legal clinic to North Shore residents to provide information you need to know to help you get through a difficult time. Bring your questions with respect to: custody and parenting support payments property settlements separation and divorce When:      [...]

By | July 9th, 2012|Divorce, Events, Family Law, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Free Family Law Legal Clinic