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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 »

Biggest Issues in Canadian Marriages

By on December 17, 2018 | Divorce

Susy Alexandre posted the biggest issues in Canadian Marriages: Lack of / poor communication Lack of romance Wedding hangover Having a hard time with imperfection Many stages to a marriage Giving in to those bad days Letting marriage get stale Loss of self Lack of long term intention and actions to show that your partner…   Continue Reading »

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 »

 

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