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What is a JCC?

By on February 22, 2019 | All, Child Support, Divorce

“JCC” stands for Judicial Case Conference. The Rules of the BC Supreme Court requires a JCC be held at the start of any family law action. A JCC is a private, informal hearing with a Judge to discuss the issues, problems and possible solutions facing a separating couple. The meeting typically is for one hour….   Continue Reading »

Separated? What to do first

By on February 14, 2019 | All, Divorce

Separation is the most difficult time of anyone’s life. Do not make decisions based on the strong emotions you are feeling. Bad decision making will make things worse and cost you a lot of money. Take these steps to save money: Gather your important papers – your income tax returns, will, bank records, mortgage documents,…   Continue Reading »

Injunctions against family businesses

By on January 17, 2019 | All, Property Division, Taxes

The Alberta Court of Appeal has confirmed the Court’s jurisdiction to prevent a corporation from disposing of property during a family dispute.  While a corporation is an independent legal entity, a preservation may be ordered if the corporation is not operating at arm’s length from one of the spouses involved in the family dispute. The…   Continue Reading »

Separation and Divorce – the least you need to know

By on January 16, 2019 | All, Divorce, Marriage

Whether married or not, separations can be scary.  We all hope for the best, but four out of ten marriages end in divorce.  But worst of all is that people often don’t know the basic rules that apply to them.  A lack of good information, abundance of misinformation, and challenge of separating serious emotional change…   Continue Reading »

Complex Divorces

By on January 3, 2019 | All, Divorce, Property Division, Taxes

A complex divorce deals with family businesses, professional practices, large estates and valuation issues.  These cases have multiple layers, interconnected issues and more challenges for both spouses.  Tax consequences are important considerations in these types of situations and play a large role in solving the complex divorce. Complex divorces require sophisticated legal knowledge and experience. …   Continue Reading »

 

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