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Family Justice Reform in British Columbia & the Northern Navigator Initiative: A Preliminary Review

Looking south into downtown Dawson Creek, B.C., with the Alaska Highway Mile "0" post.   Abstract This paper looks at the problem of diminishing access to family justice in British Columbia from a court users perspective. It considers the current state of the justice system and family law in British Columbia and looks at two [...]

By | February 27th, 2017|Family Law|0 Comments

Conflict Analysis and Intervention Selection for the Parenting Coordinator: Strategies for Success

No one who practices family law in the trenches has any doubt about the destructive nature of custody disputes and the long term adverse consequences of parental conflict upon the wellbeing of children. It is beyond frustrating and disheartening to watch children trapped in the vortex of their parent’s disputes.  Parenting coordination is a relatively [...]

By | December 2nd, 2016|Family Law, Parenting Coordination, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Conflict Analysis and Intervention Selection for the Parenting Coordinator: Strategies for Success

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

BC Court Divides Couple’s Donor Sperm Stored at Fertility Clinic

  The BC Supreme Court recently ordered that the donor sperm stored at a fertility clinic for a lesbian couple should be equally divided between them when they separated – with the result that the donor sperm could be used for insemination of a new spouse. To see the judgment in J.C.M. v. A.N.A., 2012 [...]

By | May 2nd, 2012|Family Law, Reproductive Law, Uncategorized|Comments Off on BC Court Divides Couple’s Donor Sperm Stored at Fertility Clinic

Breakfast Seminar for Counselors on Upcoming Changes to Family Law Arbitration in BC

Please join us over coffee and muffins to hear family law lawyer Carlos Garcia, LL.B/JD, LL.M. of Heritage Law discuss upcoming changes to family law arbitration in BC. The Commercial Arbitration Act, soon to be called the Arbitration Act, has been amended under the new Family Law Act to explicitly provide for the arbitration of [...]

By | February 17th, 2012|Arbitration, Events, Family Law, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Breakfast Seminar for Counselors on Upcoming Changes to Family Law Arbitration in BC

Free Family Law Legal Clinic for North Shore Residents

Are you considering separation or divorce? 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 [...]

By | February 17th, 2012|Events, Family Law, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Free Family Law Legal Clinic for North Shore Residents

Reflections of a Divorce Lawyer: The Utility (and Not) of Email Exchanges Between Spouses as Evidence

In matrimonial proceedings, our clients often provide us volumes of email exchanges between the separated spouses which purport to be helpful to the cause.  According to them, the missives, for example, show how the other side is denying access or deliberately concealing income, or whatever other issue is in contention. Indeed, sometimes the exchanges are [...]

By | February 2nd, 2012|Family Law, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Reflections of a Divorce Lawyer: The Utility (and Not) of Email Exchanges Between Spouses as Evidence