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How To Change Your Name in BC

By on April 18, 2018 | Marriage

When a couple is married in British Columbia, they may use one of the following options for their surnames: The surname held immediately before marriage, The surname held at birth or by adoption, or The surname of the spouse. You cannot use a combination of names, or hyphenated names, without making an application under the…   Continue Reading »

Dower Act Misery

By on February 16, 2017 | Marriage

An interesting case out this month, where a husband’s failure to follow the Dower Act cost him $75,000 and his house. The Dower Act is a 100-year-old relic of a time when women had to be protected in case their husbands gave the family farm away in his will or sold the family home and […]

Family Law Mediation

By on December 19, 2014 | Child Support, Divorce, Marriage, Uncategorized

Mediation is an effective and amicable way to reach settlement of the legal issues arising from separation.  The mediator is a neutral professional who assists separated spouses in focusing on problem solving, making appropriate and reasonable compromises, and reaching settlements that meet their needs in ways unavailable in a courtroom. While mediators are not required […]

The real costs of court and litigation

By on June 22, 2014 | Child Support, Divorce, Marriage, Restraining Orders

Canadian Lawyer Magazine (http://www.canadianlawyermag.com/index.php) published the results of their legal fees survey in the June 2014 edition of their magazine.  The broke down the cost of legal fees by area in Canada, area of law, and provided minimum – average – maximum ranges. What I find compelling is the difference in legal fees for contested […]

What to bring to my initial consultation?

By on June 6, 2014 | Child Support, Divorce, Marriage, Restraining Orders, Taxes, Wills

Consultations with lawyers are expensive.  You want to make sure you get the best value for your money when going to the first consultation with a lawyer.  Here is a checklist of information to assemble and steps to take to ensure your consultation with a lawyer is successful: 1.  Marriage certificate, if you have it.  […]

 

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