Divorce happens. Spending thousands or tens of thousands to process the divorce need not happen. While the words “lucky” and “divorce” in the same sentence isn’t exactly a common combination, these days with the internet and online divorce services, it’s much easier, faster and cheaper to get a divorce without a lawyer. It’s possible and … Read more 10 of the Best Online Divorce Services for a DIY Divorce in the USA
Here’s the deal. If you and your spouse can’t agree to the divorce terms you both need to consult a lawyer. However, if you agree to ALL terms of the divorce you can save a ton of money using an online divorce service. Yes, there are now several viable options in Canada. While it’s still … Read more 5 Top Canadian Online Divorce Services to Get a DIY Divorce
Divorce is a sad topic, but it’s a common occurrence in Canada. The topic is frequently published about in all types of media. It’s studied extensively by psychologists. Celebrity divorce news spread like wildfire. While divorce is often filled with heartache, sometimes it’s done amicably. While divorce is nothing to celebrate, it does get shared. … Read more 30 High Profile Celebrity Divorces and Splits from 2018 and 2017
There are two main types of divorce in British Columbia: contested and uncontested. Here is a brief summary of each along with some related information. A. Contested Divorce A divorce is considered to be contested when the spouses are not in agreement concerning their desire to divorce. Disagreements may come in a number of different … Read more The Different Types of Divorce in Canada
Divorce is never the easiest solution to marriage your problems, but sometimes it is the best path to personal happiness and fulfillment. Once you determine that divorce is the best course of action for your relationship, you can start the process by filing a divorce application with the Supreme Court of British Columbia. In order … Read more Divorce Requirements in British Columbia … Plus Grounds for Getting a Divorce
Once you decide to legally separate or divorce, it is in your best interest to come to a mutual decision regarding a reasonable spousal support amount. If you cannot decide in a reasonable manner, the courts will step in and make the decision for you. The courts will first determine whether the entitlement for support … Read more About the British Columbia Spousal Support Guidelines
How do you respond when your spouse files a sole application for divorce? Your first option is to simply take no action. Your lack of action will express your consent and allow the divorce to proceed. Your second option is to contest the application. You should choose the second option if you disagree with something … Read more Your Spouse Filed for Divorce – Now What?
Things are changing in British Columbia for parents sharing the care of their children after divorce. Child custody and access are still the words of choice in the legal arena, but greater emphasis is being placed on parental responsibilities and parenting orders that allow parents to work together in a more peaceful manner. As things … Read more Child Custody in British Columbia – How Are Decisions Made?
Although there are no provisions in the Family Relations Act that specifically refer to debt, there are some circumstances where financial liabilities may be characterized as “family debt.” Debts are typically considered under the fairness provisions found in s. 65(f) of the FRA. While the term “family debt” is often referred to in case … Read more Dealing With and Dividing Debt During Divorce in BC
Division of Family Property – Venture & Business Assets Louise and Don have been married for 18 years. For the first 7 of those years Louise worked at a Whitespot while Don went to medical school. Don now works at the University of Victoria medical health center walk-in clinic. Their marriage has broken down and … Read more Dividing a Business When Going Through Divorce in BC
The law regarding the division of property following a divorce differs from province to province. However, most matrimonial property legislation recognizes that one spouse often carries the primary responsibility for work in the home and child-care. At the end of the relationship that spouse would be at a disadvantage if he or she were … Read more Basic Principles of Dividing Property When Getting a Divorce in BC
Dividing Family Assets – Hobbies & Collections In O’Bryan v. O’Bryan, the British Columbia Supreme Court considered whether a collection of sports memorabilia accumulated by the husband was a “family asset” that required division as per section 56 of the Family Relations Act. The defendant argued that his sports memorabilia collection his own personal property … Read more How are Hobby Assets and Collections Divided Upon Divorce in BC?
The property section in the Family Relations Act recognizes that marriage is an equal partnership between spouses. Under s. 56 of the Family Relations Act, each spouse is entitled one half of the family assets. This provision acknowledges that child-care, household management and financial provisions are the joint responsibility of the spouses. The rules governing … Read more Are Prenuptial Agreements Enforced in British Columbia?