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What to expect when you’re served with an Emergency Protection Order (EPO)

By on April 20, 2018 | Divorce

An Emergency Protection Order is a provincial court order which generally prohibit the respondent from contacting or coming anywhere near the claimant and their family members.  For an EPO to be granted a judge or justice of the peace must be satisfied that family violence has occurred, that the claimant has reason to believe that…   Continue Reading »

How to Equalize CPP Credits on Separation

By on April 19, 2018 | Canada Pension Plan

Canada Pension Plan credits are sharable family property.  CPP credits accrue based on your salary, and contributions you make to the Canada Pension Plan over the course of your employment.  Credits are used to determine if you qualify for a CPP pension, and to calculate the amount of the pension you will receive. The legislation…   Continue Reading »

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 »

I just moved – can I get a divorce?

By on April 17, 2018 | Divorce

There are specific requirements in the Divorce Act (Canada) for a married couple to receive a divorce.  If you do not meet these requirements, your divorce application may be delayed. Section 3 of the Divorce Act requires one of the two spouses to have lived in a province for ‘at least one year immediately preceding…   Continue Reading »

Divorce Applications – Paralegal vs. Lawyer

By on April 16, 2018 | Divorce

There are many paralegal and non-lawyer agencies offering to ‘do your divorce’, often for a fraction of the cost of what a lawyer may charge.  These offers are usually too good to be true, and can cause the applicant to be in a worse situation, and to spend more money, than if the application was…   Continue Reading »

 

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