Imagine you are in the thick of a family law dispute, emotions are running high, and you’ve got a covert recording of your ex that you are sure will be the key to your case – you just need to get it in front of a judge.
Parenting is a journey filled with highs, lows, and unexpected twists and turns. When co-parenting with an ex-spouse, clear and consistent communication is essential for managing shared responsibilities and maintaining mutual respect.
One of the most common questions at the end of any legal case is: who is responsible for covering the costs? It's a concern that underscores the financial burden of legal proceedings, where lawyer fees, court costs, and other expenses accumulate quickly.
Representing yourself in your family law case can indeed be an overwhelming experience as you are essentially taking on the role of a lawyer without the extensive legal training and experience.
Paralegals and lawyers form a unique and complementary partnership, combining their respective skill sets, education, and ethical standards to provide competent and quality legal services to clients.
Separating from a spouse or partner is never easy – it's an incredibly emotional and stressful time for everyone involved. The complexity multiplies when children are part of the equation.
One of the most challenging aspects of self-representation is learning to effectively navigate your interactions with the opposing party's lawyer.
Is there a sense of urgency in your family law matter? Do the procedural requirements of serving the opposing party and/or counsel put you at a disadvantage?
Alberta Legal Coach Mat Wirove delves into the complexities of grandparent rights under the Alberta Family Law Act.
In today's world, the need for affordable legal services is increasingly important, particularly in the realm of family law.
Navigating family law in British Columbia can be daunting, particularly when dealing with child-related disputes.
Navigating the tumultuous terrain of family law matters is no easy task. The emotional strain of a separation or divorce can seem insurmountable and often leaves individuals struggling to remain resilient in the face of adversity.
Families are ever-changing – parents get new jobs, their salaries change over time, or changes are made to a child’s various extracurricular activities.
When a marriage or common law relationship ends, disputes about spousal support or property division are often issues that arise in a family law matter.
In British Columbia, it is often assumed that the age of majority, or the age when a young person becomes an adult in the eyes of the law, is 18.
In Alberta, the term paralegal is used generally to describe a senior legal assistant who has proven, through education and experience, to be skilled and knowledgeable in the law and legal system.
As the cost of hiring a lawyer continues to rise, more and more Albertans are finding themselves in the difficult position of having to represent themselves in their family law actions.
When parents separate, there are a number of practical and logistical considerations that need to be addressed.
In British Columbia, both cohabitation agreements and pre-nuptial agreements (“Family Agreements”) are recognized and enforced by law.
When parents separate or divorce, one of the most significant issues they will face is how to divide their time with their child.
In family law matters involving children, the best interests of the child are paramount. However, determining what those interests are can be complicated and emotional - particularly when parents or other family members have conflicting interests.
Family violence is a serious issue that affects thousands of people in British Columbia. If you are experiencing abuse or harassment from a family member or intimate partner, you may be able to obtain a protection order through the court system.
Financial disclosure is the exchange of financial documents by both parties in a family law matter where the issues between the parties have to do with child support, spousal support, or property division.
Navigating the complex world of family law can be intimidating and overwhelming, especially for self-represented litigants who likely don’t have a legal background.